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CACF’s First Match Day is November 28! [Update: Ended]

UPDATE: Match Day is over! Thank you to everyone who contributed. We’re still receiving and tallying donations sent by mail. Stay tuned for updates! The original version of this post follows: The Columbus Area Community Foundation (CACF) invites you to participate in its first-ever Match Day on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. CACF has set aside $25,000 … Continue reading →

We’ve joined CFSEK!

We are excited to announce that the Columbus Area Community Foundation (CACF) has become an official affiliate of the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK). This strategic partnership offers many exciting benefits for CACF and our fundholders. “We are thrilled to become an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas!” said Matt Case, president … Continue reading →

Former resident’s gift means lasting support for Columbus library

The Columbus Area Community Foundation is grateful to Barbara Lee Thomas, a former Columbus resident who left a gift through her estate to CACF for the benefit of the Columbus Carnegie Library. Today’s edition of the Columbus News-Report includes an article about Barbara’s generous gift and what it will mean for our community. Check it … Continue reading →

2022 Year in review: grants and scholarships awarded

As another year draws to a close, we want to look back on 2022 and recognize the grants and scholarships awarded by the Columbus Area Community Foundation this year. Competitive grant awards in 2022 The Community Foundation awarded $18,450 in competitive grants out of the Columbus Operating Fund in 2022 to benefit the following organizations … Continue reading →

2021 in review: grants and scholarships

With the end of 2021 fast approaching, we’re looking back to recognize the grants and scholarships awarded this year by the Columbus Area Community Foundation. Competitive grant awards in 2021 The Community Foundation awarded $20,000 in competitive grants out of the Columbus Operating Fund in 2021. These grants were awarded to the following organizations and … Continue reading →

Year in review: 2020 grants and scholarships

2020 has been an odd year, to say the least, but the Columbus Area Community Foundation’s work has continued as a beacon of normality! Here is a look at the competitive grants and scholarships we awarded this year: Competitive grant awards in 2020 The Community Foundation awarded more than $25,000 in competitive grants from the … Continue reading →

Central School Community Gym

If the walls of the Central School Round-top Gymnasium could talk, they would have stories to tell:  stories about basketball practices where players loved to hate their coaches and the victory celebrations on Friday night because of those hard practices; stories about wrestlers who couldn’t hear the referee’s whistle because the cheers of the crowd … Continue reading →

Partnership makes an impact at Columbus’ Carnegie Library

In the last 20 years, Columbus Historic Carnegie Library has been the recipient of numerous grants from CCF, including grants for additional storage, handicap accessibility to comply with ADA guidelines, special reading rooms, and an overall facelift.  Without these grants, this historic library would have been closed because it would have been inaccessible to many … Continue reading →

American Legion Ball Park Complex

With ten children involved in sports, Columbus Community Foundation founder Ivan Crossland, Sr., and his wife Virginia spent hundreds of hours at the ball fields during the summer months.  Because it likely felt like their home away from home, the baseball and softball fields held a very special place in the hearts of the Crossland … Continue reading →