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Kansas PRIDE Program

Community of Excellence

McFarland KS

Is your community currently designated as a Community of Action? Are you in good standing with Kansas PRIDE? Then YOUR community should consider applying to become a Community of Excellence! The application can be found on our website, and will be emailed out later this month. Also, to serve as a reminder, if your community is designated a 2013-2015 Community of Excellence it is time to resubmit an application to keep your status as Community of Excellence. Community of Excellence are eligible to apply for Partners in PRIDE grants. Questions? Contact us at PRIDE@ksu.edu.


Looking for funding for your projects? Some communities are considering Kanstarter! Wilson is raising money for their Opera House, and Burdett PRIDE is raising funds for their miniature golf course! Minimum donations start at $1 - and as we all know, every dollar counts! Have a Kanstarter page? Let us know and we will put it on our Facebook and more!

Wilson Opera House Kanstarter
Burdett PRIDE Rediscover Pluto Kanstarter

Up for a Community Visit? 

Would your community like to have a visit to catch up or visit with Jaime Menon or others from KSRE Community Vitality? If you are interested, please email us at PRIDE@ksu.edu.

Building Better Communities

The Kansas PRIDE Program is a partnership of K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Department of Commerce, and Kansas PRIDE, Inc.

Kansas PRIDE is dedicated to serving communities across the state to encourage and assist local government and volunteers in making their community a better place to live and work.

Through the Kansas PRIDE program, local communities identify what they would like to preserve, create, or improve for their future. Then, working with the resources of K-State Research & Extension and the Kansas Department of Commerce, community volunteers pull together to create their ideal community future.