Our goal is to help you have a successful Project We Kan! campaign so you can get started on your community-strengthening project as soon as possible. Everything on this site is aimed to gently guide you towards that outcome and to nudge you along with best practice suggestions. This page is designed to make sure you start off on the right track. Best to you - and thanks for doing this for your (or a) community!
IS YOUR PROJECT ELIGIBLE?
Projects eligible for Project We Kan! are non-profit efforts that will strengthen or sustain a Kansas community. Projects to fund salaries, annual events, books, or projects that promote a particular religious or political point of view are not eligible.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK
Take a moment and get familiar with crowdfunding and how it works - click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions.
DEFINITION OF NON-PROFIT
For Project We Kan! a non-profit project is one that qualifies as a nonprofit organization with the IRS and/or State of Kansas or is a community project with a designated fund in a community foundation or at the bank.
DEFINITION OF COMMUNITY
A community can be a rural town, an urban neighborhood, or a niche community. Some examples of a niche community could be a group of musicians or Master Gardeners across the state. There is no population limit.
MOST DESIRABLE PROJECTS
We're looking for projects that strengthen a community with an infusion of energy, creativity, and engagement. Project We Kan! projects should demonstrate forward-movement for your community in the categories of Architecture, Art, Commerce, Cuisine, Customs, Geography, History, or People.