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.

Upcoming Events

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7:00 pm Building Community Vitality @ Fly Boy Brewery & Eats
Building Community Vitality @ Fly Boy Brewery & Eats
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Community Vitality @ Fly Boy Brewery & Eats
  All are welcome to join us for an evening of dinner, community building, and recognition of Post Rock Community Foundation grant recipients! Please RSVP by July 5th to 785-381-7002.  There is no cost to[...]

Recent News

Scholarship recipients announced

The Post Rock Community Foundation has awarded over $4,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. The Lincoln High School Alumni Association Scholarship is for seniors graduating from Lincoln High School. Dylan Babcock, Colin Obermueller and Brianna-Marie Wilson, all of Lincoln, each received a $1,000 scholarship. The Wilson-Langley Fund for Luray Academic Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors or graduates who are residents of Luray, or the rural areas of Amherst, Luray, Valley or Waldo Townships, and are attending a Kansas university, college, vocational or technical school. Rudolph (R.J.) Haberer, Luray, received a $585 scholarship, and[...]

Free Webinar: Looking Beyond Hansen for Funding

When communities are considering a large project such as a new community building or a new swimming pool, project planners may wonder where to go for funding. In Northwest Kansas, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation immediately comes to mind, but there are many other sources to consider for project support. Plus, grant applications to any funder are stronger when multiple funding sources are included. Learn more about alternative funding options during a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. “Looking Beyond Hansen for Funding” will be presented by Carol Sloper, grants coordinator for the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation.[...]