Clay Center Community Improvement Foundation
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In response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Clay Center Community Improvement Foundation (CCCIF), has created the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund, which is now active to accept donations. Donations will be directed to various charities / non-profits, for relief and recovery efforts to those Clay County residents who are, or have been, affected by this pandemic /economic crisis.


Frequently Asked Questions

How will the money be used and other questions?
  • We are an affiliate of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, therefore your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law; check with your professional advisor if you have questions.
  • If you prefer to mail a check, send to:
    Clay Center Community Improvement Foundation
    432 Court Street
    Clay Center, KS 67432
    Mail a check noting: 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund, in the memo line
  • If you would like to gift appreciated stock or other options, please contact our the staff at 785.317.5664 or email Marla Brandon at
1. What is the CCCIF 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund?

The 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund at the Clay Center Community Improvement Foundation has been established to receive donations to benefit those in the Clay County area who are in great need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that the impact of the coronavirus will make it financially challenging for area non-profits and public agencies to meet the needs for recovery from this disastrous event. The 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund will focus on the short and long-term recovery of our neighbors and partners.

The fund is able to accept contributions from individual donors, corporations and foundations

2. Who will the COVID-19 Recovery Fund support?

The COVID-19 Recovery Fund will support non-profit organizations and public entities that have a defined role in short-term and long-term recovery efforts by providing critical services including things such as emergency food distribution, shelter and long-term housing, emotional and spiritual care, economic and rental assistance, education, healthcare, and more to survivors of the disaster. These non-profits and public entities will provide direct support to survivors and will need the capacity to grow their services to meet these needs.

3. Why support both short-term and long-term recovery? Why not just immediate relief?

When a disaster strikes, on average, 70% of donations are directed to immediate relief and a significantly smaller portion goes to recovery and rebuilding, a process that can take many years. Long after media attention has shifted, Clay Center Community Improvement Foundation will provide support to address the significant long-term critical needs of our local nonprofits, public entities and individuals they serve.

4. Why Clay Center Community Improvement Foundation?

Clay Center Community Improvement Foundation is credible, transparent and connected. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CCCIF has established the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund. CCCIF was established to enrich the lives of the people in our communities through philanthropy. We are a source of funding for local nonprofits and public entities. We are committed to building philanthropy and connecting people who care with causes that matter.

5. How can I make a charitable donation?

You can support the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund in the following ways:
  • Donate online to the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund:
  • Mail a check noting 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund in the memo line to:
    432 Court Street
    Clay Center, KS 67432
  • Transfer stock or securities; contact Marla Brandon, (785) 317-5664 to begin the process.
6.How can my organization receive a grant from the COVID-19 Recovery Fund?

The initial distribution of funds will be made to organizations "on the ground" providing direct assistance and who will be there during long-term recovery operations. If you are a non-profit or social service provider with a need in Clay County, please contact us through our website at

7. I've been impacted by coronavirus and I'm looking for support. Can I apply to the COVID-19 Recovery Fund?

The COVID-19 Recovery Fund was specifically set up to provide grants to our non-profit partners, who in turn work with individuals and families. If you are in need of assistance, please reach out to one of the local social service agencies such as:
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