Our Purpose is to improve the quality of life in the Ashland Area.  This is accomplished through the promotion, encouragement, and support of education; the strengthening of the health and wellbeing of families and individuals; the beautification and preservation of nature; the preservation of history; and the promotion of recreational and cultural programs and activities.


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• To create community awareness of the Ashland Community Foundation.

• To promote philanthropy and serve as a catalyst for local giving to local nonprofit agencies and organizations.

• To multiply the present and long-term impact of charitable donations in the community.

• To lead the way in improving and maintaining the quality of life for all community residents.

• To work with your trusted professional advisors to maximize your giving power to the community.

WEPAC  -- September 2019

  The ACF awarded a $7,000 grant to WEPAC to help with this years Hoops for Hope. Money raised from the event will help pay for life saving screenings in Clark and Comanche counties. The game will take place on Saturday, October 5th in Coldwater this year

Ashland Community Foundation pays it forward to Nebraska's Flood Relief Efforts

   The Ashland Community Foundation is “passing the hat” among our local community members to help with the disaster relief efforts after major flooding has devastated Nebraska farming and ranching communities. The Foundation will be collecting donations of which the Foundation will match up to $5,000 to benefit the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation Disaster Relief Fund.

   The purpose of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Disaster Relief Fund is to support farmers, ranchers, and rural communities who are suffering from the recent storms and flooding. Their purpose is to help as many people as they can as quickly as possible.

    At this early stage, both the amount donated and the number and total dollar amount of requests for aid are changing rapidly. Thanks to the support of Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation, the foundation can return 100 percent of funds raised to the farmers, ranchers, and rural communities in need. No administrative fees will be charged on Disaster Relief donations. 

   To date, the Disaster Relief Fund has provided hay, feed, trucked water, medicine, milk replacer, and colostrum for livestock; drinking water for schools without running water; fencing supplies; and distributions to individuals on farms, ranches, and in small rural communities who are beginning the long process of clean up and rebuilding.

   The ACF has received an anonymous donation to help move local hay and supplies to Nebraska. This helped with fuel expenses as the local Ashes to Ashes group convoyed local hay to Nebraska. Through that donation fuel has been purchased to help make the trips possible. Another convoy will be heading north soon.

 You can mail your tax deductible donation to The Ashland Community Foundation, PO Box 276, Ashland, KS 67831. Please include a memo noting “Flood Relief”. 

City Pool Renovations -- April 2019

   The Ashland Community Foundation recently granted $4,767.28 to the City of Ashland to help with city pool renovations this spring. While the total project is around $60,000, having the Foundation in place helped to bridge the gap to complete the funding for the project.

   Please consider making tax-deductible donations to the Grow Ashland Together fund to help continue to make improvements to our community. Since the Foundation’s inception in 1996, $300,000 has been invested back into the community. You can mail contributions to The Ashland Community Foundation, PO Box 276, Ashland, KS 67831.

Ashland Little House

March 27 2019

The Friends of the Ashland Little House was awarded a grant for $1500 to help with the cost of a gas fireplace insert. This will enable the house to be used year-round for community meetings and activities. The Little House was built in as a WPA project and served as a meeting place for girl scouts. While it still houses the girl scout troop it can also be used by community members for meetings, family reunions and other gatherings.

Rainbow Connecion

March 27th 2019

A grant awarded to Rainbow Connection Preschool for $3500 to help offset operating expenses. The preschool offers early childhood education in a loving, Christian environment. It is privately funded. The preschool offers two morning per week classes for two age groups. Miss DeAnn Rempel has directed the program for 26 years. She is currently assisted by former student, Grace Golden. — at Rainbow Connection.



   Each year the Ashland Community Foundation administers 2 memorial scholarships for Ashland High School graduating seniors.  Those scholarships are the Jared Kaltenbach Memorial Scholarship and the Kenneth York Memorial Scholarship.

   The Ashland Community Foundation Board would like to commend each of these families for establishing these scholarships to help our Ashland Graduates further their career development.  Each year, The Kaltenbach family organize an annual roping event  to raise funds to build and maintain the Jared Kaltenbach memorial scholarship fund.  The Kenneth York Family funds the Kenneth York memorial scholarship. 


Two other entities have used the Community Foundation as executors of their scholarships. 

    The Justin Schweitzer Memorial scholarship was established in 2001 and was in existence until 2005 and the Schweitzer Family worked very hard maintaining the memorial fund.


     In 2017 the Ashland High School ‘Class of 1966’ Raised funds to help kindergarten and grade school teachers as well as establishing a 'Class of 1966 scholarship fund'.  The Ashland community Foundation would like to thank the Class of 1966 for their commitment to hep our Ashland School District.

    Since the Formation of these 4 scholarships, The Ashland Community Foundation has distributed $17,650 in scholarships to 28 different Graduation seniors.  That Makes A Difference!!


    If anyone would like to help fund one of these scholarships, you may send your Tax-deductible contributions to:



 PO BOX 276


If you are interested in establishing a new scholarship fund through the Ashland Community foundation, You may contact any Ashland Community Foundation Board member or contact us through our website. 


To Learn More Ways to Benefit Our Community Please Contact:


Ashland Community Foundation
P.O. Box 276
Ashland, Kansas 67831



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