Youth Education Endowment Fund

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Grow Green Match Day

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation will be matching gifts made to participating nonprofits in the community by 50%! Donate on April 20 in person at Colony Square Atrium, 555 Poyntz Ave. from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. or make a donation online from 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Last year, the Youth Education Endowment Fund received $4,800 in donations and matches through the Manhattan Community Foundation's Grow Green Match Day. 


By donating to the youth education endowment fund, you will support youth education programming and events delivered by the FHDC designed to inspire youth to interpret, explore and preserve the flint hills.

More information about Grow Green Match Day can be found here.

About the Fund

On April 16, 2016 at the Friend of the Flint Hills event honoring Nancy Kassebaum the FHDC Foundation launched an endowment fund which is managed by the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation.

Mission of the Fund
To support youth educational programming and events delivered by the Flint Hills Discovery Center which are designed to inspire youth to interpret, explore and preserve the Flint Hills.

Focus of the Fund
To insure a continuous stream of funds to sustain the quality youth programming currently offered by the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Our Goal
Raise $1,000,000 over a two year period in order to establish a permanent endowment that would sustain Flint Hills Discovery Center youth programming and events in perpetuity. Funding efforts will be ongoing after the initial two year period in order to expand, continue and improve the Flint Hills Discovery Center opportunities to educate youth about this unique region whether they live in the area or have traveled here to enjoy the benefits of Manhattan and the surrounding Flint Hills.

Distribution of Funds
Funds raised will be used to establish the permanent endowment fund to support, expand and enhance the current educational programs currently delivered by the Flint Hills Discovery Center to youth. 

  • 90 percent of the funds will go directly to the permanent Flint Hills Discovery Center Youth Educational Endowment. Each year 5 percent of the endowment fund will be distributed to the Flint Hills Discovery Center designated for youth programs. 
  • The remaining 10 percent of the funds will go directly to the Foundation for ongoing operating and development activities. Such activities will include further fundraising efforts, donor recognition and support of special projects which are compatible with the Flint Hills Discovery Center and the Foundation's missions.
The Foundation asks that you join them in this wonderful opportunity to designate your funding dollars directly to youth educational programs at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. You may make your financial donation as a lump sum or establish an ongoing pledge on the donation page