Designated Fund

A Designated Fund is a restricted, endowed fund held by the Foundation in which the donor specifies fund beneficiaries at the time the fund is established. The designated fund is invested for long-term growth and distributes annual grants to those charities named by the donor. Designated funds offer a simple way to support your favorite charities in perpetuity. Grants can be made in your name, or in anonymity.

Kansas Health Foundation Operating Fund for¬†Ottawa County¬† (This fund was established with matching dollars from the Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. It will provide an annual gift to the Ottawa County Administrative Fund to allow the Foundation to continue its charitable efforts in Ottawa County.)

Twin Valley Education Foundation Fund (Assists with student scholarships held at the Twin Valley Education Foundation)

Jon & Olive Cornellisson Trust Designated Fund

Kenneth & Madonna McCall Fund for Bennington Senior Center

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