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  • Join us for our annual Veteran's Day Celebration on November 11th at 2pm! 🇺🇸

    The Derby Community Foundation's Annual VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION is November 11th at 2pm! Please join us on November 11th at 2 p.m. for an informal Veteran's Day gathering at the Walk of Freedom in Garrett Park. Refreshments will be provided by St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Derby. The in-person event will be recorded and posted on DCF social media following the celebration. The Derby Informer will also be publishing a special salute in the Veteran's Section the week of November 11th. This section will include a list of all of the veterans who are honored at the Walk of Freedom. INCLEMENT WEATHER If the weather is inclement, the event will be cancelled. Watch DCF social media (Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram) for announcement. If the event is cancelled, a brief recognition of the Derby area veterans for whom bricks were installed in 2021 will be recorded and posted on our social media. EVENT AGENDA The American Legion Riders from Post 408 will ride in. Theresa Hearn, the foundation's Executive Director will begin the celebration with welcome remarks. The Derby High School ROTC's Honor Guard will present the colors. This will be followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and remarks from Mayor Randy White. Then, the Derby Senior Center Community Quilters will present quilts to Derby area veterans in attendance. After that, Theresa Hearn will recognize the veterans for whom bricks were installed in 2021, and "Taps" will be performed by Allen Laramore. Molly Pourhussin, USD 260 Teacher of the Deaf, with Sign the program. Watch this video to learn more about the THE VETERAN'S MEMORIAL Walk of Freedom in Derby Kansas The Derby Area Veteran's Memorial Walk of Freedom at Garrett Park was created in 2011 to honor the brave men and women who have served or are serving in a branch of the United States military. The Memorial Walk of Freedom also includes a tribute to Col. Merlyn Hans Dethlefsen who received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his brave service in the U.S. Air Force. Bricks are added to the memorial each Fall to honor area veterans. Did you know you can DONATE TO THE MEMORIAL on our website? To make a donation, visit our Donation Page and select the "Derby Veterans Memorial Fund". Then, click the "Donate Now" button, which will take you to a PayPal donation page where you can enter your payment information. To make your donation a recurring monthly gift, simply select "Make this a monthly donation" before submitting the donation. Recurring monthly gifts are an easy, convenient way to give. Your donation will automatically be charged to your Paypal account, credit card, or debit card each month, and you may change or cancel your gift at any time.

  • Apply for a Community Enrichment Grant by November 22nd!

    The deadline to apply for our COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT GRANTS is November 22nd! Community Enrichment Grants are grants of up to $2,500 made to grassroots non-profits and government entities doing innovative and meaningful work that fits within the Derby Community Foundation's mission and that enriches or responds to immediate needs within the community. Community Enrichment Grants expand the Foundation's support to a broad range of organizations throughout the Derby area. The Foundation awards up to $10,000 annually in two cycles per year using a competitive application process. Applications for the second cycle are due on November 22nd. Click here to submit your application. Did you know you can DONATE TO OUR GRANT PROGRAM on our website? To make a donation, visit our Donation Page and select the "Grant Program Fund". Then, click the "Donate Now" button, and it will take you to a PayPal donation page where you can enter your payment information. To make your donation a recurring monthly gift, simply select "Make this a monthly donation" before submitting the donation. Recurring monthly gifts are an easy, convenient way to give. Your donation will automatically be charged to your Paypal account, credit card, or debit card each month, and you may change or cancel your gift at any time. Thanks in advance for supporting the Derby Community through your tax deductible donation! COVID-19 RESPONSE & RECOVERY GRANTS There is still a small amount of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Grants available. If you are part of an organization or know of one that is that is experiencing a need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, please encourage them to apply.

  • Check our our New Website!

    check out our NEW WEBSITE After months of hard work, we are proud to announce that the Derby Community Foundation's new website is officially up and running. The new website boasts several exciting new features that will dramatically improve your user experience! To view the new website visit derbycf.org or click the button below. OUR SITE IS MOBILE FRIENDLY. You can now view our site anywhere, anytime. WE ADDED A BLOG. Check out our blog to find the latest updates on our work in the community. OUR SITE IS NOW SEARCHABLE. We have added a search function that will help you navigate our site faster and easier. YOU CAN CONTACT US FROM OUR WEBSITE. You are now able to fill out a form to contact DCF staff directly on our website. Did you know you can set up RECURRING MONTHLY GIFTS on our website? To make a donation, visit our Donation Page and select the fund you want to support. The "Donate Now" button will take you to a PayPal donation page where you can enter your payment information. To make your donation a recurring monthly gift, simply select "Make this a monthly donation" before submitting the donation. Recurring monthly gifts are an easy, convenient way to give. Your donation will automatically be charged to your Paypal account, credit card, or debit card each month, and you may change or cancel your gift at any time. Thanks in advance for supporting the Derby Community Foundation! WHAT DO YOU THINK? In order to continue improving your user experience, we would love to hear your thoughts on our new website—the good, the bad, and the ugly. Please send your comments to DCF's Assistant for Events and Marketing, Sarah Buie, at derbycf.assistant@gmail.com or submit a contact form on our website. Sarah will personally read and respond to all feedback she receives.

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  • Home | Derby Community Foundation

    What We Do Inspiring Vision & Generosity In order to better our lives, we must better where we spend our lives. For us, that’s Derby, Kansas! This is why the Derby Community Foundation was established; helping our community and its citizens raise a shared standard of excellence in all we do. The spirit of the Derby Community Foundation is refreshing and invigorating. Its contagious persistence brings together people who yearn to share a vision and have the courage to do something about it. 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. Some of the accomplishments of the Derby Community Foundation are listed below. Community Enrichment Grants We have awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations. Our Community Enrichment Grants expand the Foundation’s support to a broad range of organizations throughout the Derby area. The Foundation awards up to $10,000 annually. Whenever there is a need the Derby Community Foundation has answered the call, and that call has been everything that we’ve ever asked for. BreAnna Monk, Derby Senior Services & Transportation Director Contact Derby Community Foundation Thanks for submitting! Submit

  • Testimonials | Derby Community Foundation

    Testimonial Videos Below are several testimonial videos in which grant recipients, volunteers, board members, and scholarship recipients discuss their experience with the Derby Community Foundation.

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