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2018 Manhattan Flood Recovery Fund:

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation has established the 2018 Manhattan Flood Recovery Fund to accept donations from individuals and businesses to help with recovery efforts. These funds will not be issued directly to victims, but to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, churches, or government agencies that are helping address needs of victims.

Non-profit access to these recovery funds will be available through a grant application process. If your agency would like to apply, please complete and submit a Community Disaster Recovery Fund – 2018 Manhattan Flood non-profit request for assistance form to GMCF, 555 Poyntz Avenue, Suite 269, Manhattan, KS 66502 or email to foundation@mcfks.org. Applications will be reviewed and funding decisions made by the GMCF Disaster Recovery Grants Committee. Upon completion, these grant programs will require submission of a final report showing how the funds were spent and the outcomes to GMCF.

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Grants for Greater Manhattan Grant Cycle:

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation (GMCF) invites nonprofit, charitable organizations in the greater Manhattan area to apply for grants for charitable purposes. Project funding up to $10,000 will be considered. Program expenses will take priority, but the GMCF Grants Committee will consider funding operating expenses based on monies available.

The Foundations' Grants Committee will consider requests for funding for charitable projects that address needs in the following areas:
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Education, Children and Youth
  • Basic Human Needs and Disaster Relief
  • The Elderly
  • Community Development and Leadership
  • Health Care and Mental Health
  • Preservation, Conservation and Beautification
The next Grants for Greater Manhattan grant cycle will begin January 2019.

Download Final Report Form

Youth Impacting Community Grant Cycle:

Youth Impacting Community (YIC), a teenage youth advisory board for the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation (GMCF), is pleased to invite nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations in the greater Manhattan-Riley County area to apply for grants for charitable purposes. Project funding has historically ranged between $200 and $3,000.

YIC members will consider requests for funding for charitable projects in the Greater Manhattan-Riley County area that address needs in the following area:
  • Youth and Children
GMCF is now accepting proposals to the YIC grants program until Friday Sept. 14, 2018.

Click here to complete an application online.

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by Oct. 22, 2018.

Download Final Report Form

YES! Fund Grant Cycle:

The YES! Fund Advisory Board requests the help of area nonprofit agency's in offering positive, accessible activities outside school hours to our community's youth. Proposals should be coordinated with USD 383 and take advantage of student volunteers from the KSU College of Education. All grant recipients must be exempt from federal tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

A preference will be given to agencies that have professional staff administering the grant. The YES! Fund advisory board is open to any proposal offering constructive activities for youth during unsupervised hours, but where possible we will show a preference to proposals that meet the following:
  1. Make use of KSU College of Education volunteers.
  2. Take place in the afternoon after-school period (3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
  3. Emphasize mentoring.
  4. Include transportation for participants or are sited at the school itself.
  5. Include family participation with the students.
  6. Reach youth not involved in other activities.
  7. Reach the maximum number of youth for the dollars requested.
  8. At least one-half of the population served by YES! Fund monies should be low-income populations.
  9. Include provision for youth who cannot pay fees or provide equipment required by the program.
GMCF is now accepting proposals to the YES! Fund grants program until Friday Sept. 25, 2018.

Click here to complete an application for NEW YES! Fund Grant Programs.

Click here for RENEWAL of previous YES! Fund Grant Programs.

Download Final Report Form

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