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100% of Your Donation Goes to Education
At The Ellis Foundation, you get results for your charitable investments in education. Your dollars help earn degrees for capable, deserving and determined students who are looking for a “hand up” not a “hand out.”

$16 Million and Counting
The Ellis Foundation and Partners have committed nearly $16,000,000 in financial assistance to students since 1998. Ellis Partners are individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations that together provide up to $8,000 in scholarship funding for individual award recipients.

Get Results for Your Charitable Investment
We put our scholarships to work by investing in America’s future workforce. Our efforts are focused on results: college success and degree completion. As a public charity, your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Accountability, Feedback, Transparency
As an Ellis Sponsor, we will track your investment by monitoring student progress directly from the school. Our scholarship dollars are paid directly to the schools for college-billed expenses only. You will also receive regular updates from your students so you can watch their progress.

Scholarships Programs
If you are interested in discussing a memorial, family, or corporate scholarship, click the link below. Provide us with your name and phone number, and we’ll contact you. For more information, call Chris at 620.223.2232 or email him directly.


Creating an Educational Legacy 

If you hope to perpetuate your charitable interest in Education, partner with us! We will utilize 100% of your funds for educational scholarships, and provide our proven mentoring program at no additional cost. We can manage your scholarship program from the application process through to degree completion. The Ellis Foundation program provides accountability, and you’ll receive updates from your sponsored students so you can watch these young lives blossom with your support and our encouragement. For more information, contact Matt Messer, (620) 223-2232.

Donate by Mail

If you’d like to help a student but would prefer to mail a check, download this form and mail it with your check.

Contact Us

The Ellis Foundation
P.O. Box 54
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Phone: 620.223.2232

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