Topeka Community Foundation

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Healthy Lifestyles Concept Paper Now Available

 The Topeka Community Foundation is pleased to announce its Healthy Lifestyles Concept Paper is now available. The intention of this initiative is to support programs/projects that directly and positively change health habits, behaviors and/or lifestyles for residents in Nemaha, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Jefferson, Douglas, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Osage and Lyon Counties. It is anticipated grant awards will be $30,000.00 or less. To view the on-line concept paper, click here.

Topeka Gives 2015: The Results Are In! $434,016.73 Contributed in ONE DAY!

Topeka Gives 2015 was a great success. Thank you to the 1,117 donors who supported the 132 participating organizations. Click here to see a full listing of the amount given to each organization - which includes their percentage of the $60,000 in "match money."









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2015 Funding Initiatives


The Topeka Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following initiatives for 2015:

Youth Development

Collaborative initiatives which teach useful skills and build self-confidence of young people in Shawnee County ensuring capable, effective leaders for the next generation.

 Concept Paper Available            January 20th

Concept Paper Due                    February 10h

RFP Invitations Issued              Week of March 2nd

RFP Due                                   March 26th

Interviews/Awards                    Week of April 27th

                Mental Health

                Educating, protecting and advancing the rights of persons with mental health disabilities in Shawnee County.

RFP Available                           May 22nd

RFP Due                                   June 18th

Interviews/Awards                    Week of July 13th 

 Healthy Lifestyles

Programs/projects that directly and positively change health habits, behaviors and/or lifestyles through prevention, intervention and education strategies for residents in Nemaha, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Jefferson, Douglas, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Osage and Lyon Counties.


Concept Paper Available            August 3rd

Concept Paper Due                    August 20th

RFP Invitations Issued              September 10th

RFP Due                                   October 8th

Interviews/Awards                    Week of November 9th


*Dates subject to change



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Giving Cards Now Available


The Topeka Community Foundation is making it easier than ever to give to your favorite charities.

The Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Topeka Community Foundation Giving Cards. Much like retail gift cards, Giving Cards are given to celebrate birthdays, holidays and other special occasions. Giving Cards can be redeemed to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in Topeka and the United States (including schools and churches).

Also when you purchase a Giving Card, you receive a tax deduction.


Reasons to Give

reasonstogiveBecoming a member of our donor family offers an easy way for you to accomplish your charitable dreams. As our partner in giving, you receive the simplicity and tax advantages of a public charity combined with the personal recognition, involvement and flexibility of a private foundation. You also gain access to the highest level of strategic thinking on ways to meet community challenges to help make your contributions as effective as possible. And because we plan to be here, serving this community for a long time, you can be assured that there will be a permanent source of funds available for issues you care about.

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Contact Us

Main LocationOur Location
5431 SW 29th Street
Suite 300
Topeka, KS  66614

Roger Viola
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staff-_0003_marshaVice President
Marsha Pope
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staff-_0001_shellyOffice Manager
Shelley Matalone
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staff-_0000_krisDirector of Finance
Kris Scothorn
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