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Buhler's Match Opportunity Met

For the past six years the Buhler Community Foundation worked to earn $300,000 in matching grant funds from the Kansas Health Foundation. On December 31st that goal was met.

The money was earned in 50% and 25% increments. The matching money from the Kansas Health Foundation was split between an operating endowment and a health endowment. A goal of the GROW II initiative was to make any participating community foundation more sustainable. The GROW II initiative put a strong emphasis on growing unrestricted and health endowment funds. During the match period (2012-2017) the Buhler Community Foundation and eligible organizational endowments grew by a combined $701,338.32:

· Fund for Buhler grew a total of $511,796.57

· Buhler Public Health Fund grew a total of $3,140.00

· Sunshine Meadows Retirement Community Endowment Fund grew a total of $94,041.00

· USD 313 Educational Endowment Fund grew by a total of $92,360.75

The people of Buhler and friends of the community made this possible. “Your gifts and the additional money they brought in will impact the amount of grant funding we put back into the community each year. Our foundation will be more sustainable and better prepared for the future,” said David Dick, chairman of the Buhler Community Foundation Advisory Board.

Each summer Buhler Community Foundation opens a competitive grant cycle then selects and funds programs demonstrating innovative ideas or critical needs, which can range from health and human services, to the arts, to parks and nature. We also administer grants that focus on specific areas of interest. In 2017 the foundation awarded more than $10,000 in grants for the first time.

Thank you Buhler Community for your generous giving so that our foundation can enrich people and programs to make a greater impact for years to come!

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The Buhler Community Foundation’s mission is to inspire philanthropy, collaboration and innovative leadership to strengthen our community. The Buhler Community Endowment (Fund for Buhler) was launched on August 23, 2009, to build a permanent charitable fund for the future needs and growth of our community.



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