Foundation Funds

The following funds have been established by the Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist Foundation (hereinafter referred to as the KNSBF) to support mission causes sanctioned by the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists (hereinafter referred to as the KNCSB) and are readily available for new or additional gifts. Please feel free to make gifts to any of these funds and/or ask a KNSBF representative about any other cause you may wish to remember with your gifts.

Allison Smith Memorial Fund

This fund is to provide a scholarship for a student committed to full-time Christian service who is from a Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist church and attending any Southern Baptist seminary.  The Christian Higher Education Commission shall recommend students.

Bertha Smith New Work Fund

This fund is to provide pastoral aid, preferably for the first year of new work and no more than two years.  The aid would be given as recommended by the KNCSB Director of Missions.

Bivocational Pastors Endowment Fund

The earnings from this endowment fund are used to assist bivocational pastors in the KNCSB, especially those without adequate health insurance and/or annuity protection.

Christian Higher Education Fund

The earnings of this endowment fund are used for scholarships to students attending Southern Baptist colleges, universities and seminaries, from churches in the KNCSB.

Church Sites Loan Fund

This fund is loaned to KNCSB churches for purchasing church sites only with low interest for a period of time generally three (3) years or less.

Collegiate Ministries Support Fund

This fund is to provide support for health insurance, retirement, medical/dental or other financial needs of eligible campus ministry employees, working for or under the auspices of the Collegiate Ministries Department of KNCSB.

Delbert M. & Mary M. Baxter Memorial Endowment Fund

This fund was created in 2011 for the purpose of granting scholarships to students attending Southern Baptist colleges, universities and seminaries.  The Christian Higher Education Commission shall recommend students.

Eastern Nebraska Association Fund

The earnings from this endowment fund are for the establishment of new mission work and strengthening churches of Southern Baptist faith in the Eastern Nebraska Southern Baptist Association.

Ed VanLandingham Music Scholarship Fund

This fund is to be used for annual music scholarships to recipients selected by the KNCSB music department.

Evangelism Support Fund

This fund is used for equipping persons in evangelism and supporting evangelism projects.

Gift Annuity Fund

This fund was established to receive assets and/or funds in trust with an agreed income to donor and/or designees of donor for life or term, and then a designated Southern Baptist Christian cause will benefit from the gift.

Harold L. Conley Foundation Support Fund

This fund was established in memory of Harold L. Conley who served as Business Administrator for the Foundation from 1977 to 2005. The income from this fund will go to support expenses of the Foundation.

International Missions Support Fund

The earnings from this fund support the ongoing work of Southern Baptist international missions.

J. Oscar Rhodes New Work Fund

This fund is to provide pastoral aid, preferably for the first year of new work and no more than two years.  The aid would be given to new work as recommended by the KNCSB Director of Missions.

Kansas City Kansas Baptist Association Fund

The earnings from this endowment fund are used for the establishment of new mission work and strengthening churches of Southern Baptist faith in the Kansas City Kansas Baptist Association area.

Kelley Shelton Women’s Leadership Fund

This fund was started in June 2005 to provide opportunities for Kansas-Nebraska WMU women to experience growth in leadership skills.  Grants will be approved by the KNCSB Women’s Leadership Endowment Fund Team.

KU University Christian Fellowship Endowment Fund

This endowment fund was initiated in 1992 to support the campus ministry of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Lavonne James Women’s Evangelism Fund

This fund was started in February 2012 to provide financial support to Kansas-Nebraska women attending evangelism training or participating in evangelistic events.  Grants will be approved by the KNCSB Women’s Leadership Endowment Fund Team.

Le Claire Weills Memorial Fund

This fund was started in July 1990 for the benefit of the Viola Webb Missions Offering.

Missions Assistance Fund

This fund is to be used for mission causes sanctioned by the KNCSB and requested by the Executive Director and Missions Director of the Convention.

Mr. & Mrs. T. J. McIlvain Memorial Trust Fund

This fund is to benefit youth ministry projects, youth evangelism projects, and new work projects in Kansas-Nebraska.

Property Fund

This fund is to receive and hold properties (real and personal) in trust.

Revolving Building Loan Fund

This fund is be used for the development of new and existing Baptist churches cooperating with the KNCSB. It may be used in the purchase of land, construction of a building, or remodeling of an existing structure. Interest generated by this fund is used by the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists to fund field missionaries.

Savings Holding Fund

This fund receives, manages and invests for maximum secured earnings various sums held in building funds by our Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist churches and associations.

State Missions Fund

This fund is to be loaned to acquire sites and build buildings exclusively for new churches and missions. The interest received from these loans will be used in meeting the needs of people and for promoting the general missionary purpose of the KNCSB.

Undesignated Fund

To fund is to receive any gifts received by the Foundation for causes supported by the KNCSB.

Vanderbilt Church Planting Fund

This fund is to be used for the acquisition of land and/or facilities to assist in planting churches in the KNCSB.

Webster Conference Center Endowment Fund

The earnings from this endowment fund are to provide support and development for Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kansas.

Weir Baptist Camp/Youth Endowment Fund

This fund was started in May 2014 to support Weir Baptist Camp, Weir, Kansas, for capital expenditures, major maintenance, or normal monthly expenses in the case of camp financial crisis.  If the camp is closed, the income shall be used to provide camp scholarships to youth in the Southeast Kansas Baptist Association.

Wilbur Noble Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in January 2008 to provide scholarships for students attending any Southern Baptist college, university, or seminary who are in training for ministry or missionary service.  The scholarship is not intended for doctoral students.