Where to give and who to give to on Giving Tuesday
Those who want to give to the Golden Belt Community Foundation endowments on Giving Tuesday can do so in person at the following locations: The GBCF office at 1307 Williams in Great Bend from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the Sixty-Plus Center at 504 Main in LaCrosse from noon to 6 p.m.; the State Theater at 617 Broadway in Larned from noon to 6 p.m.; and the Courthouse Annex at 210 E. Third in St. John from noon to 6 p.m.
For more information and other giving options, call the foundation at 620-792-3000 or visit www.goldenbeltcf.org.
Give to these non-profit and community endowment funds:
Almost Home Inc.
Arts & Culture Endowment
Barton Community College Athletics
Barton County 4-H Council
Barton County Arts Council
Barton County Endowment
Barton County Fair Association
Barton County Historical Society
Catholic Social Service
Central Kansas CASA Inc.
Central Kansas Medical Center Foundation
Central States Scouts Museum
City of Larned EMS
City of Larned Youth Programs
Clara Barton Foundation
Dominican Sisters of Peace
First Christian Church of Great Bend
Fort Larned Foundation for Education
Golden Belt Humane Society
Golden Belt Community Concert Assoc.
Golden Belt Community Improvement Fund
Great Bend Beautification Fund
Great Bend Community Theatre
Great Bend Youth Leadership Fund
Great Bend Zoological Society
Health and Human Services Endowment
Heart of Kansas Family Healthcare
Helping Hands Preschool (Great Bend)
Holy Family School Endowment
Housing Opportunities Inc.
Hudson Community Improvement Fund
Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation
Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Public Health
Kansas Oil and Gas Museum
Larned State Hospital Endowment Assoc.
Lasting Life Ministries
Leadership Golden Belt Endowment
Locust Grove Village
Meals on Wheels of Barton County
Pawnee County Endowment
Prairie Godmother Endowment
Rush County Endowment
Stafford County Endowment
Stafford County 4-H
Stafford Community Improvement Fund
Sunflower Diversified Services Foundation
Incredible Years Preschool
United Way of Central Kansas
University of Kansas Honors Program
USD 428 Education Foundation
There is Thanksgiving to give thanks.
There are Black Friday and Cyber Saturday to get holiday deals.
Now, the Golden Belt Community Foundation wants folks to take a breath and think about giving back. We have a day for giving thanks.
The foundation has become a partner of #GivingTuesday, a philanthropic movement focused on celebrating a new tradition of generosity. On Tuesday, Dec. 2, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Hoping to channel the generous holiday spirit, the Golden Belt Community Foundation will host an in-person giving day to build local non-profit and community endowments, GBCF Executive Director Christy Tustin said. Over 35 organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties have signed up to participate in the GBCF’s Giving Tuesday campaign called “Give Where You Live.”
Individuals, families, and businesses are encouraged to donate in-person at the following locations in each county: The GBCF office at 1307 Williams in Great Bend from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the Sixty-Plus Center at 504 Main in LaCrosse from noon to 6 p.m.; the State Theater at 617 Broadway in Larned from noon to 6 p.m.; and the Courthouse Annex at 210 E. Third in St. John from noon to 6 p.m.
Organizations establish endowment funds to permanently support their operations and programs. “We know that endowment is a great way to work toward long-term sustainability of our local charitable organizations, so that they will be around to serve the next generation in the Golden Belt area,” Tustin said.
“Your gift will mean even more to local organizations because the GBCF has raised a matching pool of $30,000 and will proportionally match gifts to participating endowment funds only on Giving Tuesday,” she said. The matching funds will be awarded on a pro-rated basis depending on the total amount of gifts received on Dec. 2.
“The more you give, the more your favorite organizations get from our match pool,” Tustin said.
Additionally, special incentive grants are available to the organization that receives the most gifts to their endowment fund and to the organization that has the most unique donors give to its endowment fund. Several organizations have already held or are planning special events.
With over $14.7 million in total assets, the Golden Belt Community Foundation has been assisting donors with their charitable giving goals and working with area non-profit agencies since 1996 in an effort to build better and stronger communities in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.
For more information, contact Tustin at 620-792-3000 or visit www.goldenbeltcf.org.