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Community Enrichment Grant Applications Due

May 15 and November 22 Annually

Click Here for Grant Application

Do you know someone who makes a difference in the Derby area?
Nominate them for the Generosity Award.
 for Generosity Award nomination form

The Derby Community Foundation has supported community improvement projects within our city since the Foundation’s inception in 1993. In that time, the Derby Community Foundation has established a reputation within our community for providing great enhancements. Among the accomplishments of the Derby Community Foundation are:

•A 25-mile Bicycle/Pedestrian Path that links residential areas, businesses and parks together.

•Inspiring the purchase, landscaping, installation and lighting of 19 bronze sculptures throughout the city.
•Awarding nearly $500,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations through various grant programs.

•Annually awarding $65,000 in college scholarships to Derby High School graduating seniors.

•Awarding $1,200 a semester to assist Derby High School students purchase supplies required for pursuing technical certifications at area community and technical colleges.

•Sponsoring annual performances by the Wichita Children’s Theatre Professional Touring Company for Derby area students.

Community foundations are growing in national popularity. More than 900 operate today in the United States, and many more throughout the world. Instead of competing with local charities, experience shows that these foundations actually increase funds available for grants and gifts.

Community foundations bring a number of benefits. They are designed to receive gifts, invest the funds and direct the earnings back to the community.

The Derby Community Foundation is a 501c3 corporation which means all contributions made to the foundation are tax deductible.