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Community Enrichment Grant Applications Due

May 15 and November 22 Annually

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Information for Donors: 
How You Can Participate in the Derby Community Foundation
 
• Establish a charitable fund bearing your name to provide for your favorite charitable organization or cause, both today and beyond your lifetime.
 
• Establish a memorial or scholarship fund in honor or memory of a loved-one to provide support for a particular area of interest.
 
• Contribute to the Derby Community Foundation Operating Endowment allowing the Foundation to serve the community into the future.
• Encourage your favorite charity to establish an organization fund to provide ongoing support for their work.
 
• Tell your friends about the Derby Community Foundationand the services we provide.

 
• Contribute to any existing fund. Following are some existing funds:

  • Patty Anthony Memorial Fund—Awards annual grant to Kansas Special Olympics (Derby Free Spirits).
  • Kermit Daum Scholarship Fund—Awards annual scholarship to a Derby High School student who plans to major in a science related field.
  • Decarsky Scholarship Fund—Awards annual scholarships to Derby High School students who meet specific criteria (contact Derby High School Counselor’s Office for details).
  • Derby Veterans Memorial Fund—Provides funding for continued maintenance of Derby Area Veterans Memorial-Walk of Freedom.
  • Arlo and Charlotte Lindsey “Kidneys for Life” and Cancer Support Memorial Fund—Awards annual grant to charitable organization that assists patients dealing with kidney disease or cancer.
  • Ada Thoma and Melva Owens Memorial Scholarship Fund—Awards annual scholarship to a Derby High School student who plans to major in education (application available under “Forms” menu).
  • Bronze Sculpture Fund—Supports placement of bronze sculptures in the Derby community.
  • Kansas Health Foundation Fund—Awards annual grants to public health initiatives in the Derby area.
  • Derby Rotary Club Endowment Fund—Awards annual scholarships to Derby High School students who meet specific criteria (contact Derby High School Counselor’s Office for details).
  • Mike Burr Scholarship Endowment Fund—Awards annual scholarship to Derby High School student who has participated in band (contact Derby High School Counselor’s Office for details).
  • Braxton Kooser Scholarship Endowment Fund—Awards annual scholarship to Derby High School student who has participated in athletics and plans to attend Kansas State University (contact Derby High School Counselor’s Office for details).
  • Friends of the Library Fund—Supports the Derby Public Library.
  • Derby Community Foundation Grant Program Endowed Fund—Established to sustain the grant program of the Derby Community Foundation.
  • Ross Hearn Excellence in Vocal Music Scholarship Fund—Established to award annual scholarship to Derby High School student who has participated in vocal music.
  • Derby Senior Celebration Fund—Supports annual Senior Celebration event at Derby High School (following graduation).
  • Career Technical Education Assistance Fund—Provides grants to Derby High School to assist students in-need purchase supplies required for certification courses at local community and technical colleges.
  • Colleen Zirkle Memorial Scholarship Fund—Awards an annual grant to The Independent School for designated programs/activities.
  • Fund for the Future—Unrestricted grant fund to provide immediate assistance to local charitable organizations.
  • Diana Unkel Memorial Music Scholarship Fund—Awards an annual scholarship to a Derby High School graduating senior who plans to continue to be involved in music.