Belle Plaine Community Foundation

Belle Plaine Community Foundation creates a stronger future for our area by building endowments, providing informed leadership and connecting donors to the critical needs of the region.


The Belle Plaine Community Foundation was founded in 1996 to be a legal vehicle for local residents to make charitable gifts back to their community. With established policies and procedures for prudent investment and stewardship of money under their management, the Belle Plaine Community Foundation board of directors has a track record of good fund management. The Foundation awards between $35,000 to $40,000 dollars each year to scholarships, projects and programs.
Lanore Bishop (pictured) left a legacy to the Belle Plaine and Mulvane communities.   With her gift to the Belle Plaine Community Foundation, Mrs Bishop insured that students in the Belle Plaine and Mulvane communities studying to become teachers would be able to apply and receive scholarships from the Lanore Bishop Scholarship Fund. 
In addition, a large number of youth projects in the Belle Plaine and Mulvane communities are provided grants funded from Lanore Bishop’s Youth Grants
Since Lanore’s gift, many other gifts have followed.  BPCF currently has several fund options to which you can contribute.

Services Provided

Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Community Involvement

Economic & Property Development

  • Revitalization
Contact Information
Yazmin Wood
c/o Legacy Regional Community Foundation
PO Box 713
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-0532