Topeka Community Foundation

Making Charitable Dreams A Reality

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Scholarship Applications NOW Available

Topeka Community Foundation scholarship applications are NOW available. The application process is completely on-line and you can access the application(s) by clicking here . If you have questions, contact the Foundation office at 785-272-4804. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

Topeka Gives 2015

We are excited to begin planning for Topeka Gives 2015. The first step for you to be involved in this fun day of giving, slated for Tuesday, June 2, 2015, is to attend an informational meeting. We will be sharing logistical information about the day and distributing participation agreements.

The following meeting days/times are available: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6th; 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7th; 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7th; 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8th; 1:30 p.m. Thursday,  Jan. 8th; 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13th; 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13th; 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14th; 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14th

All meetings will take place in the Foundation’s board room and last one hour or less. Please RSVP by emailing your requested meeting day/time to:





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2014 Funding Initiatives

The Topeka Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following initiative for 2014:

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 11th

RFP Invitations Issued              Week of March 3rd

RFP Due                                   March 27th

Interviews/Awards                    Week of April 28th

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

 RFP Available                           May 23rd

RFP Due                                   June 19th

Interviews/Awards                    Week of July 14th 

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 4th

Concept Paper Due                    August 21st

RFP Invitations Issued              October 6th

RFP Due                                   Week of October 27th

Interviews/Awards                    Week of November 17th or 24th

 The Topeka Community Foundation has a paperless grant application process. All applications are submitted and reviewed on-line. If you have questions or need assistance, please call the office at 785-272-4804 or email Foundation Vice President Marsha Pope at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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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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