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 $59,000 in spring grants

Community foundation awards over $59,000 in spring grants SYLVAN GROVE, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Post Rock Community Foundation awarded over $59,000 to eight projects throughout Lincoln County and those served by USD 298 and USD 299. The following organizations received funding: Sylvan Senior Center, $17,444 to renovate Farmer’s Elevator into a senior center.USD 298, $16,800 to update the basketball goal equipment at Lincoln Jr/Sr High.Lincoln County Hospital, $5,058 to maintain community health during the COVID-19 pandemic.USD 299, $5,000 to start an Operation School Supply Relief program.USD 298, $4,396 to purchase classroom technology for Lincoln Elementary School.Lincoln Senior Center, $2,200 to improve the water supply. Central Kansas Mental Health Center,[...]

Post Rock Community Foundation accepting grant applications

SYLVAN GROVE, Kan.— The Post Rock Community Foundation is accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open March 1 and are due Friday, May 1, 2020. This year, over $60,000 is available to charitable projects within the Post Rock service area, which includes Lincoln County and all communities served by USD 298 and 299. This cycle will fund local community projects that meet one or more of the following criteria: Programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.Projects that improve the quality of life for Post Rock area residents.Projects that support the public[...]