Mission, Goals, and Commitment

Mission:

The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation serves the region in the fulfillment of philanthropic goals that benefit the common good and improve the quality of life. We inspire a passion for generosity by providing leadership and programming that is responsive to the interests and needs of those we serve both now and in the future.

Goals:

  • Maximize the current and long-term impact of charitable donations.
  • Provide donors with significant financial advantages, tax benefits, convenience, professional management, versatility, and recognition or anonymity.
  • Tailor grants to donors' interests or areas of concern.
  • Offer a very personal way to make a meaningful contribution to the quality of life in the following areas: civic improvements, arts and humanities, health, education, human and social services, and the conservation and preservation of cultural and environmental resources.

Commitments:

  1. Simplifying charitable giving.
  2. Making the Fort Scott area community a better place in which to live by:
  • increasing charitable giving, and
  • connecting donors to issues they care about
  • Providing for the needs of the community.
  1. Helping donors establish their own charitable funds and letting them know ways they can make a difference.
  2. Managing permanent assets so that they continue to support charitable causes in perpetuity.
National Cemetary #1, Fort Scott Kansas
National Cemetery #1, Fort Scott, Kansas