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.

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.

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.

Basic Human Needs & Healthcare

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.

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.

Community Development & Leadership

Atchison Area Community Foundation General Fund

To help / support the Atchison area.

Atchison Area Economic Development Fund

To support various projects / programs that help economic development, (less any incentives).

Atchison Rotary Foundation Fund

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

Donor Advised Community Support


To build a skate park in Atchison.

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.


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.

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 mid May, every year.
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