Funds of the Foundation

Arts & Humanities

Amelia Earhart Festival Endowment Fund

For ongoing support to help perpetuate the annual Amelia Earhart Festival, every third weekend in July.
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Atchison Public Library Fund

Atchison Library: The place and the space for the community to engage, learn, and grow. The Atchison Library was established on April 23, 1879, in two upstairs rooms in the 600 block of Commercial Street. The doors opened to patrons on November 21, 1879. The library was converted from a privately operated institution to a public library by a referendum for tax support in 1958. A major addition was added in 1985, increasing the sq. footage to just over 16,000 sq. feet.
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Atchison Railroad Museum/Railroad History Fund

To support the Atchison Railroad Museum, and the rich railroad history of the railroad industry that helped established Atchison.
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Theatre Atchison/Fox Theatre Fund

Founded in 1984, Theatre Atchison's Mission Statement is, "To serve people through the theatre arts by providing opportunities for artistic growth and development. We strive to achieve this mission with fiscal, artistic, and ethical responsibility." This fund supports Theatre Atchison (Live Performances), and the Fox "Movie" Theater, that TA also owns, for all of it's organizations ongoing programming. https://foxtheatreatchison.com/
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Basic Human Needs & Healthcare

AACF 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund

In response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Atchison Area Community Foundation (AACF), has created the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund, which is now active to accept donations. Donations will be directed to various charities / non profits, for relief and recovery efforts to those Atchison County Community residents who are, or have been, affected by this pandemic /economic crisis.
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Atchison County Food Pantry Fund

The Atchison County Food Pantry is located at First Christian Church in Atchison, KS, 7th and Santa Fe. Their Mission is to Serve and assist, help create sustainability and independence for individuals and families in need.
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HOPE Family Therapy Fund

HOPE Family Therapy, strives to provide quality mental health care that is affordable to as many people as possible in Atchison, and the surrounding area. They work with individuals, couples, and family concerns that cover a wide variety of issues, while looking at how each of our individual experiences and challenges interact with others, and how that affects our ability to be in satisfying relationships. HOPE Family Therapy looks forward to joining those on their journey of change.
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Project Concern, Inc. Fund

Project Concern, Inc. operates 2 senior centers in Atchison County, KS. They also provide Meals on Wheels & general public transportation. Project Concern, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides services to all citizens of the county. Its’ primary purpose is to help enable seniors to maintain an independent lifestyle. Project Concern, Inc. was initiated in 1967 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1971. Project Concern is proud of its’ history and longevity.
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Riverbend Habitat for Humanity Fund

A fund to help support Riverbend Habitat for Humanities efforts within the Atchison area community, to help build or improve a place people can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through their 2020 Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.
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Sleep in Heavenly Peace KS - Benedictine College Chapter Fund

A bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support that a child needs. All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. In the Atchison community, and across the U.S., too many boys and girls go without a bed - or even a pillow - to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and health. That's where Sleep in Heavenly Peace comes in.
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The Guidance Center Fund

The Guidance Center promotes healthy communities by providing integrated behavioral healthcare services and partnering in the delivery of general healthcare in Atchison, Jefferson and Leavenworth counties. We envision a healthy community of people who can access and benefit from state of the art integrated health care which results in an enhanced quality of life for all. We provide a full range of quality outpatient programs and services for individuals, children, families and businesses.
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Children & Youth

(4H Foundation) K-State Research & Extension - Atchison County Expendable Program Fund

4-H is a community of young people across Kansas engaged in learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Help support this valuable program.
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Atchison Child Care Association Fund

ACCA provides a licensed, high quality, educational and affordable child care program. To provide children (birth-12 years) a safe, nurturing and secure environment in which each child can develop to his or her full potential
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Boys & Girls Club of Atchison Fund

The Boys & Girls Club of Atchison, is a safe, fun, and affordable environment for school-aged children. Located near the corner of Ash and M Streets, the Boys & Girls Club of Atchison provides a safe haven for our communities youth, giving them an opportunity to discover their great futures. However, more kids in our community are still in need, and we can’t close the opportunity gap alone. You can make a life-changing difference by supporting this fund today!
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Community Development & Leadership

Atchison Area Community Foundation General Fund

To help / support the Atchison area.
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Atchison Area Economic Development (Endowed) Fund

Purpose of this fund is to support various projects / programs that help economic development, (less any incentives). With this fund being an "endowed" fund means - earnings are distributed to grants being awarded from this fund. However, the principal will not be invaded.
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Atchison Area Economic Development (Expendable) Fund

Purpose of this fund is to support various projects / programs that help economic development, (less any incentives). With this fund being an "expendable" fund means - the principal and earnings will be distributed for any grants awarded until this fund is depleted.
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Atchison Rotary Foundation Fund

To support humanitarian and educational projects in Atchison and the surrounding area, that exemplifies Rotary's Four way Test.
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Atchison United

Atchison United is a group promoting Unity, Activism, Education. Their mission – To bring the community together and promote diversity, unity, and tolerance.
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Donor Advised Community Support

Skate High with Hope THE JOSHUA KINSMAN FOUNDATION Fund

To build a skate park in Atchison.
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Education

Atchison County Community Schools Education Foundation (ACCSEF) Fund

The Atchison County Community Schools Education Foundation,(ACCSEF), was established in 2019. The foundations primary purpose is to support education at USD 377 - Atchison County Community School. ACCSEF's Mission Statement: To function in cooperation with and support of, Atchison County Community Schools, as an exclusive not-for-profit charitable education foundation. We will preserve, maintain and improve public education through the acceptance and distribution of charitable contributions.
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Preservation, Conservation & Beautification

Atchison Santa Fe Depot (Future Improvements) Fund

To assist the Santa Fe Depot Board of Trustees to help promote / provide continued financial support to this historical building.
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Scholarship

(4H Foundation) K-State Research & Extension - Atchison County Endowed Scholarship Fund

Please check with your local Extension Office for local deadlines
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Delbert “Dub” Ehret Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance, to youth within our community, who want to belong to the Atchison Family YMCA / Cray Community Center. Dub, was the Executive Director of the Atchison YMCA. He retired from the Y after 39 years of service back in 1988, and was most well known as the originator of the “Boundary Waters” canoe trips, Teen Town, and countless Bean Suppers. Dub passed away at the age of 96 in November 2019, and was a pillar in our community.
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Kasten Regan Memorial Scholarship Fund

An annual award given to a graduating student of Atchison High School, attending either college, (two or four year), or technical school. And further to a student with a Grade Point Average of 3.0, working during high school, and indicating financial need. Those interested / qualified, will be able to apply for this scholarship in April with the scholarship awarded late April / early May, every year.
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Mary Lea Johanning Scholarship Foundation Fund

The scholarship was created in the Spring of 2008 as a way to honor and remember Mary Lea. Joggin for the Noggin is the primary fundraiser for the Mary Lea Johanning Scholarship Foundation.
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