The Community Foundation of Johnson County was founded in 2000 by visionary community leaders such as Willard L. “Sandy” Boyd, Dick Schwab, Joan Benson, and others who believed that by bringing together passionate, generous people from all walks of life to meet the needs of the community, all of our residents would benefit. This belief still holds true as we work to continue our founders’ legacy of giving by connecting those who care with those who need.
From an initial gift of $400,000 made by Dick Schwab and Katherine Burford on December 1, 2000, the Community Foundation has grown to oversee nearly $51 million in charitable assets and has distributed more than $21 million in grants to nonprofit organizations. We also support more than 220 nonprofit organizations, family and business charitable giving funds, community endowment funds, and charitable giving circles benefitting all of Johnson County.
By giving through the Community Foundation, you make a personal and conscious decision to uplift others. We are honored to be your partner in philanthropy, helping you to be more, do more, and give more. We are your trusted giving resource, providing diligent stewardship that allows your generosity to have an impact for generations to come.