Vintage aerial photo of campus

Foundation History & Mission

Barton Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves as the charitable arm of Barton Community College. Its purpose is to partner with donors to invest in Barton Community College students, faculty and programs to build stronger communities and a better Kansas.

Since 1967 the foundation has received donations from friends of the college who share our vision for a better-trained workforce and academic excellence that will meet the desire of each individual student as they pursue their educational goals. Thanks to these friends, we have been able to fund student scholarships, provide seed money for innovative educational and capital projects, and purchase equipment or fund renovations needed to help the college keep structures and classrooms up to date. We have a lovely art gallery that attracts guests to our campus and community, which our donors continue to support. 

Much of what the college will be in the future depends on the generosity of individuals today who recognize that Barton Community College is a critical resource for workforce and economic development throughout our seven-county service area. Such individuals enable the Barton Community College Foundation to offer students the financial assistance they need to pursue their educational and career goals. Gifts to the foundation also help provide technology and physical resources necessary to deliver a well-educated and well-trained workforce.