Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Franklin Community Council, Inc.

  • Franklin, KS
  • http://www.franklinkansas.com

Mission Statement

After a devastating tornado in May, 2003 we organized the Franklin Community Council, Inc., which is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening our community and surrounding areas both now and for future generations. Our mission is to improve the quality of life within the community of Franklin and surrounding areas. We serve as a catalyst for change, an innovator to solve problems and will work to partner with other local groups and resources for solutions to current and emerging community needs We encourage community participation that will result in successful responses to community challenges and opportunities. We promote community-building programs and events that inspire community pride and unity. We provide individuals and businesses opportunities to make charitable investments that directly benefit the Franklin community. Franklin Community Council, Inc. seeks to be among the finest non-profits in Kansas. It will provide effective, efficient and affordable services leading to safe, secure and healthy communities, an environment for growth, and promote a favorable quality of life.

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Service Areas

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Kansas

While our business offices are located in Franklin, Kansas we provide services for all of southeast Kansas. Our museum houses items that have been donated from throughout the country.

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2005

Self-reported

Craig Stokes

Keywords

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Heritage, historical, preservation, community, family, youth, senior, education, park, recreation, rebuilding, recovery, environmental

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Also Known As

FCCI

EIN

48-0790296

 Number

1647752439

Physical Address

701 S. Broadway

Franklin, KS 66735

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Our Community Center is the mainstay of the community. We provide programs for seniors, youth and families. The facility is available for rentals and is used locally for funeral dinners, boy and girl scouts events at no charge. Our new community park is a gathering place for families and residents to form lasting relationships. Our council organizes and provides programs throughout the year for veterans, seniors, youth and families. We host educational programs such as "The Importance of Voting", "Gift of Freedom Veterans Program" and many others.

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Service Areas

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Kansas

While our business offices are located in Franklin, Kansas we provide services for all of southeast Kansas. Our museum houses items that have been donated from throughout the country.

Funding Needs

Maintainence of our Community Center & Heritage Museum, our Community Park, Playground and Memorial Gardens and our Welcome Sign.   Resurfacing the walking path which extends throughout the park and surrounds the memorial gardens.   Resurfacing of the Community Center & Heritage Museum parking lot.  Safe surfaces under the playground equipment.     Ceiling fans for our Community Center & Heritage Museum.   We also would like to grow our endowment fund which will provide future resources as needed.

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Franklin Community Council, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Craig Stokes

BIO

Criag came to the Franklin area about sixteen years ago. Craig wanted to bring his family to an area that would support a culture that would foster a positive moral background in which to raise his family of five-Craig, Brenda, Morgan, Cory and Bryon. Brenda and Craig are involved in numerous community projects and serve on numerous committees and boards in Franklin and the surrounding area. Craig serves on The Franklin Community Council, Friendship Village Board of Directors, Franklin Rural Water District #7 and Franklin Sewer District #3. Craig enjoys working on all community projects that will help to promote the growth of the Franklin community and surrounding area. He has been employed by a large printing company as a Production Supervisor for the past twenty years. He enjoys his family, working his English pointers, fishing and golfing in his spare time.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Craig Stokes

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2005 - Dec 2011

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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