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In order to better our lives we must better where we spend our lives. For us, that’s Derby, Kansas! This is why the Derby Community Foundation was established; helping our community and its citizens raise a shared standard of excellence in all we do. The spirit of the Derby Community Foundation is refreshing and invigorating. Its contagious persistence brings together people who yearn to share a vision and have the courage to do something about it. Tax ID 48-1148771


The Derby Community Foundation has supported community improvement projects within our city since the Foundation’s inception in 1993. In the past 21 years, the Derby Community Foundation has established a reputation within our community for providing great enhancements. Among the accomplishments of the Derby Community Foundation are:

• An 8-phase Bicycle and Pedestrian Path that
extends over 14 miles, linking residential areas, businesses and parks together;

• The purchase, installation, landscaping and lighting of 14 bronze sculptures throughout the city;

• Partnering with the City of Derby to create the Derby Area Veterans Memorial-Walk of Freedom in Garrett Park;

• Awarding nearly $75,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations through the Community Enrichment Grant Program;

• The awarding of $34,000 in scholarships to Derby graduating seniors annually.

Community foundations are growing in national popularity. More than 900 operate today, including foundations in Hutchinson, Topeka, Garden City, Dodge City, Emporia and Pratt. Instead of competing with local charities, experience shows that these foundations actually increase funds available for grants and gifts.

Community foundations bring a number of benefits. They
are designed to receive gifts, invest the funds and direct the earnings back to the community.

The Derby Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation (a non-profit) which means all contributions made to the foundation are tax deductible.