Coffeyville Area Community Foundation
Coffeyville Area Community Foundation
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Downloadable Forms

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I apply for a grant?
A: Simply go to our website and download the Grant Application form and the Grant Budget Form or stop by the office for a hard copy. Applications may be submitted electronically to, mailed to P.O. Box 635, Coffeyville, KS 67337; or delivered the office at 1314 W. 11th St. Coffeyville, KS 67337. 

Q: When can I apply for a grant?
A: The Foundation has two grant cycles, spring and fall. The spring cycle applications will be accepted in March and awards will be announced in April. Applications will be accepted in September for the fall cycle and awarded in October. Deadlines will be announced at the beginning of each cycle.

Q: Who can apply for a grant?
A: Any non-profit 501(c) 3 organization in the Coffeyville area can apply for a grant. Organizations must conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or national origin.

Q: Is there a dollar limit on the amounts awarded?
A: There is not a set dollar limit; however, each cycle will vary in the amount of funds available and the number of applications received. The board will review and consider each project upon impact, need and strength of application.

Q: Do you offer assistance in filling out the application?
A: We are happy to assist in applicants in filling out the form or answering any questions. You may send an email to or call 251-4769 to schedule an appointment.

Q. What types of projects receive favorable funding?
A. The project should fall into one of the following categories:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Services
  • Children and Youth

The Foundation is more likely to fund projects that:

  • Are clearly and concisely described
  • Are based on complete and clear income and expense projections
  • Do not require recurring funding
  • Reasonably ensure continued support after foundation funding is no longer available
  • Are proposed by organizations that demonstrate sound financial practices and strong staff and volunteer support

Limitations on Grantmaking

Generally, grants are not awarded for:

  • Administrative or general operating expenses
  • Marketing plans or projects to increase community awareness of an organization
  • Purchase of tickets or tables at special events, memberships, or advertising
  • Individuals
  • Annual campaigns
  • Endowment funds
  • Religious purposes
  • Lobbying or political activities
  • Debt retirement
  • Evaluation

At the end of the grant period, awardees are required to submit:

  • A letter stating the degree to which proposed outcomes were achieved, how many people benefited from the project, and future plans for the program or project
  • A financial statement detailing how funds were used
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CACF is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization - EIN #31-1765700, incorporated in the State of Kansas.
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