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"Forever Betterment" To endow funds to improve the quality of life for ALL citizens of Thomas County.

List of Current Funds at the TCCF.

The After School Program Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide grant to entities for after-school programming or projects in Thomas County. Priority is first given towards providing local matching funds for after-school grants offered by the state government, federal government or other granting organizations. Second priority goes towards other nonprofit organizations, government agencies, religious organizations, etc. who are planning an after-school project or program for the youth in Thomas County.

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Education Fund

This endowed fund gives financial support to nonprofit organizations in Thomas County that educate people on alcohol and/or drug abuse awareness and prevention.

Aquatic Park Pass Fund

Children in Thomas County who receive free or reduced price school lunches receive 10-day swimming passes to the Colby Aquatic Park, thanks to this charitable fund at TCCF. Funding is provided to the City of Colby to purchase the passes through the Aquatic Park. You can bring summer joy to children in the community by making a donation today.

Beverly J. Biel Memorial Fund

Your memorial contribution to this fund honoring the late Beverly J. Biel of Colby will assist with programs created for community betterment within Thomas County, especially with regards to grant applications focused on health, youth and education. Beverly was active in the community as a volunteer and board member for numerous civic organizations and programs and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and Lutheran Women's Missionary League. She assisted with the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, Thomas County Diplomats, Colby/Thomas County Chamber of Commerce, Philanthropic Educational Organization, Colby Rod Run and TCCF's annual Santa's Workshop fundraising event.

Brewster Schools Endowed Fund

This endowed fund provides financial support to USD #314 Brewster Schools. If you'd like to make a direct impact in the lives of students, faculty and staff of Brewster schools, then please consider making a donation today.

Chuck Dempewolf Nursing Scholarship Endowed Fund

Sponsored by Patrick & Sally Toth in Colby, Kan., this fund supports an annual scholarship for a Certified Nursing Assistant to continue their education to become a Registered Nurse. This will be awarded as a reimbursement to the student after completion of their first year of education while maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

Left: Chuck Dempewolf's family was honored by the opportunity to present this year's scholarship award to Desiree Schippers. Pictured from left is TCCF Director Barry Kaaz, Chuck's daughter in law Nichole Dempewolf, wife Dana Dempewolf, grandson Jackson Dempewolf, daughter Carleigh Haeffner and son Brett Dempewolf. Not pictured are Chuck's eldest son Devlin Dempewolf and son in law Chris Haeffner.

Citizens Medical Center Fund

This endowed fund provides financial support to Citizens Medical Center in Colby, Kansas.

Colby Community College Fund

This fund supports the charitable purposes of the Colby Community College through the CCC Endowment Foundation.

Left: Members of the CCC Equestrian Team directed by Colby native Shanda Mattix volunteered to assist the TCCF as our annual pulled pork dinner community fundraiser. 

Colby Dog Park Fund

This fund gives financial support to establish and maintain a dog park within the city of Colby, Kan. You can make a difference by giving a donation to this fund today.

Colby High School Alumni Fund

Once this fund reaches maturity, it will give financial support to benefit the All School Reunions. You can make a difference, too, by giving a donation today.

Colby Public Schools Education Fund

You can make a difference in the lives of Colby Public Schools' students, faculty and staff by making a donation to this charitable endowed fund.

Colby Rod Run Fund

This fund gives financial assistance to host a community automobile, antique car, or show car event in Colby, Kan. Donors are always welcome to make a contribution to this fund.

Colby Rotary Club Community Project Fund

As a Donor Advised Fund, representatives from the Colby Rotary Club help make recommendations to serve various community needs within Thomas County, Kan. You are welcome to make a donation to this fund to help make their charitable missions a reality.

Colby Walking Trail Endowed Fund

You can help make Colby the most walkable community in Kansas by supporting this endowed fund through the TCCF. 

Coplin & Pickerill Academic Excellence Scholarship Acorn Fund

Upon maturity, this fund honors retired instructors Keith Coplin and the late Max Pickerill by providing scholarships to Colby Community College students who are majoring in English, Literature and/or Chemistry. You can help make this scholarship fund a reality by making a donation today.

Cory R. Wang Memorial Scholarship

In memory of the late Thomas County law enforcement officer Cory R. Wang, this fund supports an annual scholarship for a criminal justice major attending Colby Community College. You can support a students' scholastic missions within the criminal justices field, too, by making a donation today.

Cummins Central Power Endowement Fund

As a Donor Advised Fund, representatives from Cummins Central Power help make recommendations to serve various community needs within Thomas County, Kan. You are welcome to make a donation to this fund to help make their charitable missions a reality.

Darren Miller Memorial Fund

Children suffering from food insecurity within Thomas County benefit from this fund. You can make difference in the lives of our local underprivileged children by making a donation today.

Dennen Field Locker Room Project Fund

You can help give financial support to construct locker rooms, storage and a new restroom facility at Dennen Field by making a donation to this fund today.

Duane & Ethel Jean Woofter Wrestling Fund

As a Donor Advised Fund, members of the Woofter family provide grants to wrestling athletes deemed "at risk" or having a financial need. You are welcome to make a donation to this fund to help make their charitable missions a reality.

Ed Dunn Memorial Acorn Fund

As a Donor Advised Fund, family members of the late Ed Dunn will help make recommendations to serve various community needs within Thomas County, Kan, once this fund reaches maturity. You are welcome to make a donation to this fund to help make their charitable missions a reality.

Food for Kids Fund

Schools within Thomas County receive financial support from this fund at the Thomas County Community Foundation to purchase food for underprivileged children when school is not in session. Children anonymously benefit from your donations during the weekends and school breaks. Your donation is sincerely appreciated.

Frahm Farmland Employee Advised Fund

As a Donor Advised Fund, employees of Frahm Farmland help make recommendations to serve various community needs within Thomas County, Kan. You are welcome to make a donation to this fund to help make their charitable missions a reality.

George Tubbs Jr. Memorial Fund

As a Donor Advised Fund, family members of the late George Tubbs Jr. help make recommendations to serve various community needs within Thomas County, Kan,. You are welcome to make a donation to this fund to help make their charitable missions a reality.

Golden Plains Schools Endowed Fund

You can make a difference in the lives of Golden Plains students, staff and faculty by making a donation to this endowed fund.

Health Sciences Retention Fund

This fund supports an annual scholarship per year for a second-year college student majoring in a health science field. Preferred applicants will first be students attending Colby Community College, followed by students attending Fort Hays State University's nursing department.

Heartland Christian School Fund

You can make a difference in the lives of Heartland Christian Schools' students, faculty and staff by making a donation to this fund.

Hospice Endowed Fund

The local Hospice organization receives financial support from this endowed fund at the Thomas County Community Foundation. You can make a lasting impact by making a donation to this endowed fund today.

James & Betty G. Secrest Fund

Programs dedicated to art, education, literacy, or professional development of educators may benefit from this fund. You can make a difference, too, by making a donation to this fund.

Jennings Family Fund

The purpose of this endowed family fund is to better the community of Thomas County. You can make a donation to this fund to help their charitable missions a reality.

Jim Morrison Memorial Fund

As a Donor Advised Fund, family members of the late Jim Morrison help make recommendations to serve various community needs within Thomas County, Kan,. You are welcome to make a donation to this fund to help make their charitable missions a reality.

Kansas Health Foundation Leadership Thomas County Children's Fund

The purpose of this fund is to improve the health and well-being of children living in Thomas County, Kansas.

Left: Thomas County junior and senior high school students posed for a class photo during their unique opportunity to receive leadership training, hone their social skills and gain community knowledge and experiences that will help them succeed throughout their professional endeavors.

Kansas Health Foundation Children's Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide support to improve the health  and well-being of children living in Thomas County.

Kansas Health Foundation Endowed Fund

You can help supplement the costs associated with the operations of Leadership Thomas County by contributing to this fund.

Kids Can Do! Fund

This fund provides funding to projects that are organized, led and directed by youth to help them learn how to give back to the community. You can support this fund by making a donation today.

KGCR Endowed Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide charitable support to the Praise Network for the radio station KGCR serving the Thomas County area. You can make a donation in support of this mission, too.

Leilani Thomas Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by the Kansas I-70 Association)

This fund shall support a scholarship for a Thomas County high school senior or equivalent. It will be distributed in the student's second year of enrollment in an accredited 2 or 4 year college or technical school within the state of Kansas. The college, university, a technical school must submit verification of enrollment and declared major. The student must also obtain a 2.8 GPA

The MAC Project Fund

You can help bring a Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC) to Colby, Kan., by making a donation to this endowed fund at the Thomas County Community Foundation today.

Patricia A. Embree Trust Fund

This endowed fund provides financial support to programs in Thomas County that promote education, literacy and/or culture. Preference is given to the Prairie Museum of Art & History, Pioneer Memorial Library, Senior Progress Center, senior citizens services such as Meals on Wheels and RSVP, food bank in Thomas County, art and painting workshops and shows, history and Kansas humanities programs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, music workshops, programs, festivals and shows. This fund does not give financial support to churches, religious based schools, religious based programs or home schooling as a replacement or alternative to public schools.

The Pierre C. Henry Foundation General Public Health Fund

General public health, the protection and promotion of health and well-being of citizens of Thomas County, Kan., is supported by this fund. Projects that promote healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments are encouraged. You can be a part of this mission, too, by making a donation today.

Preschool Technology Acorn Fund

Upon maturity, this fund will be used to provide technology in the preschool environment for educational purposes. You can help make this fund a reality by making a donation today.

Pool Park Project Fund

You can help give financial support to complete the new park area, including playground equipment, by the Colby Aquatic Park by making a donation to this fund today.

Sacred Heart School Endowed Fund

You can make a difference in the lives of Sacred Heart Schools' students, faculty and staff by making a donation to this fund.

Seele Foundation Fund

General public health in Thomas County and Logan County, Kan., is supported by this endowed fund, which provides funding to encourage healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments. You can make a donation today to benefit the protection and promotion of the health and well-being of people in these two counties.

Sharon Steele Memorial Fund

In memory of the late Sharon Steele, this fund gives financial support to better the community of Thomas County. You can make her charitable missions a reality by making a donation to this fund today.

Speedway Improvement Fund

This fund provides grant money to be used by any charitable group interested in making improvements to the Thomas County race track or grandstands area. 

St. Francis Community Services Acorn Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable purposes of the Thomas County branch of St. Francis Community Services.

Summer Food Program for Kids Fund

Children in Thomas County, Kan., who are suffering from food insecurities are benefited by this charitable fund at the TCCF. You can make a difference in the lives of our local children by making a donation to this fund today.

Terry Strutt Memorial Scholarship

Sponsored by the Darvin and Tammi Strutt Family of Colby,Kan., this fund supports an annual scholarship for a Thomas County or Logan County high school senior (or equivalent) who is planning to participate in at least one school sponsored extra-curricular activity at Colby Community College.

TCCF Director's Fund

At the discretion of the director of the Thomas County Community Foundation, this fund gives financial support to programs and projects that better the community of Thomas County. You can give back to the community, too, by making a donation to this fund today.

TCCF Endowed Youth Fund

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TCCF Operating Endowment Fund

You can support the Thomas County Community Foundation by making a donation today to this fund. Your contributions are sincerely appreciated and go a long way in ensuring our good works remain possible.

Thomas County Hansen Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support Thomas County non-profit organizations.

Thomas County Heritage Acorn Fund

Upon maturity, this acorn fund will promote and commemorate the heritage of Thomas County to include, but not be limited to geography, settlement, history, ethnic elements, arts, culture, customs, agriculture, individuals, government, churches, business, transportation and pre-settlement. You can help make this fund a reality by making a donation today.

Thomas County Historical Society Fund

This endowed fund provides financial support to the Thomas County Historical Society and Prairie Museum of Art and History. You can make a lasting impact for our local museum and historical society by making a donation to this endowed fund at the Thomas County Community Foundation.

Thomas County Scholarship Organization Fund

Each year, this fund supports an annual scholarship for a woman who has graduated or was educated in Thomas County. This scholarship is given in the fall and spring of the student's junior and senior year of college as long as a GPA of at least 3.0 is maintained. Please consider making a donation to this scholarship fund at the Thomas County Community Foundation.

USD #315 Outstanding Teacher Fund

The purpose of this fund is to honor a USD #315 teacher once a year by providing funds to benefit that teacher's department, as recommended by PEO with help from the senior class and the USD #315 Chapter of the National Honor Society. If you'd like to support this fund, please consider making a donation.

Victory House Christian Academy Fund

Your contribution to support Victory House, a Christian residential girls' home in Brewster, Kan., is sincerely appreciated. The loving, structured and family-like environment at Victory House helps teenage women by providing Bible based spiritual guidance, accredited alternative education through the Global University Study Center, nutritious meals, training social skills and offering healthy social outlets, prayer, counseling and restorative ministries for both the young ladies and their families.

Wiedeman Beautification Fund

You can help improve the aesthetics of Thomas County by making a donation to the Wiedeman Beautification Fund.

William "Bill" Draper Memorial 4-H Fund

Grants made from this fund are used to assist Thomas County 4-H members by providing funds to attend state and national 4-H functions and international exchange opportunities, such as National 4-H Congress, National 4-H Conference, Citizenship Washington Focus, Kansas City Global Conference and Western 4-H Roundup.

Ziegler Family Fund

As a Donor Advised Fund, Ziegler family members help make recommendations to serve various community needs within Thomas County, Kan,. You are welcome to make a donation to this fund to help make their charitable missions a reality.

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Any person, business or organization can make a tax-deductible donation to any of the current funds listed here. Or, donors may wish to establish a new pass-through fund or permanently endowed fund. This list is in alphabetical order.