Keep 5 in Kansas

Keep Five in Kansas LogoThink about what matters to you. 

The church where you worship.  The schools your children attend.  The park where your grandchildren love to play.  A local charity you care deeply about.

How can you ensure that the things that make your community unique continue, long after you’re gone?

Right now, we have an opportunity to create a better future for the Post Rock area.  By keeping 5% of our county’s wealth through the Post Rock Community Foundation, we can improve our quality of life and strengthen the communities we call home.

Discover the potential.

The Keep 5 in Kansas campaign is designed to share the message to all Kansans of the importance of leaving a legacy for our hometowns and communities through the power of endowment.

Our state is currently experiencing an unprecedented transfer of wealth, as estates change hand from one generation to the next.  By 2020, the transfer of wealth in Kansas is estimated to be $79 billion, and will increase to $598 billion by 2064.  In Lincoln County, $97.4 million will transfer from one generation to the next by 2020.

If we “Keep 5 in Kansas,”  by capturing just 5% of this wealth transfer in our county, $4.87 million could be preserved in a community foundation endowment creating over $240,000 in annual grants to benefit the Post Rock area.  Just imagine the possibilities for your community!

Visit www.keepfiveinkansas.com for more information about how you can make a difference.

Recent News

Community foundation awards over $33,000 in fall grants

SYLVAN GROVE, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Post Rock Community Foundation awarded over $33,000 to eight projects throughout Lincoln County and those served by USD 298 and USD 299. The following organizations received funding: Lincoln Art Center, $9,190 for installation and supplies for a new floor for the Lincoln Art Center.American Legion #359, $8,093 for installation and supplies for a new floor for the facility.Sylvan Historical Society, $5,000 to provide materials and labor to complete Phase 3 of the Sylvan Grove Union Pacific Railroad Depot renovation.Lincoln County Emergency Management, $4,583 for the completion of installation of the storm siren for Hunter.USD 299, $2,704 to purchase Legos and Lego[...]

Deadline Nearing for IRA Charitable Contributions

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can make an impact on your favorite charity by making a gift from your IRA to a fund at the community foundation. This is an easy and effective way to make a gift that helps satisfy your required minimum distribution, while also reducing your taxable income. Who can take advantage of the IRA charitable rollover provision?If you have an IRA and are 70½ or older, you and your spouse (each) can take a tax-free charitable distribution from your IRA. Who can receive the gift? The IRA must be gifted directly to[...]