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The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation application grant cycle for 2017/2018 is now closed.

Acceptance and declination letters will be mailed on Tuesday, October 24. Grants will be awarded at the Foundation’s Chamber Coffee held in the Landmark Bank lobby at Third and Main at 8 A.M. on Thursday, November 2.

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Keep 5 in Bourbon County

By making Keep 5 in Kanas work for Bourbon County, we can turn our hopes for the future into a reality. If everyone designates 5% of their estate to the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation (FSACF), our hometown needs can be met continually. Offering a broad range of fund options, the FSACF accepts a variety of assets. With everyone’s help, we can create a permanent source of funding for local charities. To learn more about the Keep 5 in Kansas campaign in Bourbon County, contact Blake Hudson, FSACF Chairman, click here.

FSACF 2016
Grant Recipients

1. Mercy Health Foundation: 3D mammography unit; Paired grant for 10% down payment

2. Gordon Parks Center: Downtown stand-up displays and 6 banners to promote G.P.

3. Riverfront Authority: Restore Long Shoals Bridge to Riverfront Park—helps meet $35,000 still needed

4. Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site: 175th Anniversary of Fort Scott celebration

5. BB County Inter-Agency Coalition: Family pool and Buck Run passes

6. Fort Scott Middle School: Project Art to see a play in K.C.

7. CASA: New volunteer training and oversight

8. BB County Senior Citizens: Help subsidize the Pitt Taxi fares pay

9. Care to Share Cancer Support/The Sharing Bucket: Meets needs of families stricken with cancer

10. Partners in Change (formerly “Circles”): Teach and mentor those living in poverty

11. USD 234 Workforce Development Mentoring: Outside speakers address mentors/students

12. The Lowell Milken Center: Create new exhibit of Fort Scott’s history

FSACF Funds as of
May 31, 2017

FSACF Operating: $555,146.60

FSACF Endowed: $1,828,915.18

Total Funds: $2,384,061.78


Honoring the Past and Impacting the Future

The mission of the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation is to partner with and be a resource to organizations whose goal is to improve the quality of life in the Fort Scott, Kansas, area. FSACF strives to create connections between donors and a variety of many worthwhile causes.

New Board Members for 2017 Recently Elected

FSACF President Blake Hudson welcomes new board members, Gary Palmer, Gregg Motley, and Dr. Larry Seals. Your Fort Scott Area Community Foundation continues to grow, and we look forward to serving the community. Thanks for your support.

New Board Members Recently Elected to FSACF Board

Frank Halsey, president Mid-Continental Restoration - Barbara Albright, H&H Realty
Mike Emmerson, senior vice president of Landmark National Bank

These board members were elected to three year terms. In addition to serving on the board, each has assumed responsibility on a committee with Albright and Halsey serving on the marketing committee and Emmerson on the asset development committee. All three are actively involved in the current campaign "Good Works Forever" to raise matching funds for $75,000 gift by several local philanthropists. If successful, the campaign will raise a $150,000 in new money for the unrestricted endowed fund enabling additional funds for grants on an annual basis.

Fort Scott Area Community Foundation Participates in National Effort to Highlight Local Impact of Philanthropy

The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation Board members include front row from left: Blake Hudson, David Martin, Barbara Albright, Melissa Wise, Carla Farmer, chairperson, Beth Nuss, and Patty LaRoche. Back row from left: David Shepherd, Frank Halsey, Mike Emerson, Dr. Randy Nichols, Larry Davenport, Dick Hedges, Charles Gentry, Jim Banwart, and Otie Thomas. Not pictured: Stephanie Witt, Janet Ida, Bob Marshall, Richard Goldston, Tim Bloomfield, Bob Larkin, Steve Buerge, Pat Alexander, and Micheal Bryant. Read Press Release Here

FSACF Awards 2014 Grants

FSACF Awards 2014 Grants

On November 13, 2014, at the Chamber Coffee at Landmark National Bank, Fort Scott Area Community Foundation used the interest from unrestricted endowed funds to award 17 grants to community charitable agencies. The total amount granted for 2014 was $23,793.

Photo by Meredith Hill

FSACF Elects New Board Members

FSACF New Board Members - July 2014

At the July 28, 2014 Board meeting, FSACF seated eight new Board members. Pictured above on the front row are Beth Nuss and Melissa Wise. On the back row, are Otie Thomas, Pat Alexander, and Tim Bloomfield. Not present for the picture were Bob Marshall, Micheal Bryant, and Stephanie Witt.

Photo by Clayton Hixon

The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation was launched in August 2007 to meet the needs of Fort Scott, Kansas, and the surrounding area. FSACF encourages philanthropy and provides benefactors with a variety of giving options.

The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation assists donors in meeting their charitable goals by creating a giving and granting environment that addresses the immediate and long-term needs of the Fort Scott area.