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Topeka GivesTotals


The Foundation is pleased to announce a total of $595,665.00 was raised at Topeka Gives 2017. Thank you to everyone who came to learn and support the 167 participating organizations. Click here to view the totals for each of the organizations.

Donor Central is Here!


The online portal for Donor Advised Funds is officially available. You now have secure access to fund and grantmaking information and can recommend grants from your Donor Advised fund anywhere, anytime.

Donor Central Benefits:

  • Access to your individual fund information online
  • Convenient platform for grant recommendations
  • Available anytime, anywhere
  • Free and easy to use

We invite you take a tour and learn more about this service. If you have questions or are interested in registering, please contact Kris Scothorn, our Director of Finance.

Record Number of Scholarship Applications Expected


After much success, the Foundation’s  scholarship process continues to be completely online. Beginning December 1, 2017, students were able to go to our website ( and click on a link that takes them to our scholarship site. From there, they answer a few questions and then are presented with a listing of all of the scholarships for which they are eligible to apply. No more downloading, printing and mailing in.

We are hopeful that students, parents, and counselors find this system easy to use, but if any of them have questions, Foundation staff stands ready to assist. The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

We look forward to recognizing this year’s recipients at our annual Scholarship Reception slated for Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Topeka Country Club. Please save the date and make plans to join us at this special event