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Barry L. & Paula M. Downing Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

Barry L. & Paula M. Downing Foundation

1625 N. Waterfront Pkwy., Ste. 100

Wichita, KS United States 67206-6622

Telephone: (316) 260-3353


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $5,498,391

Total giving: $1,186,917






Established in 1993 in KS

Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports initiatives that impact the quality of life for a community or for a significant number of members of a community on a lasting basis, focusing specifically on projects that lead to self-sufficiency and future success. The foundation favors projects involving the arts, children's causes, community development and enrichment, early education, and service to the underprivileged.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

The Downing Concert Series

The Concert Series provides a means of assistance to a diverse mix of non-profit organizations. By hosting an annual event featuring a nationally renowned performer and contributing all proceeds to a charitable organization, The Series works to increase public awareness of the non-profit group, highlight organizational needs and bolster fundraising efforts. A fundamental principal of The Series is to offer the community an event to be proud of, yet one that remains accessible to all social and economic populations. Application form for The Series can be downloaded from foundation Website.

Fields of Interest

  • Animal welfare
  • Art museums
  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Education
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Independent living for people with disabilities
  • Museums
  • Science museums
  • Special population support
  • Zoos
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • People with disabilities
  • Multipurpose centers

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $5,498,391 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,320,629

Total giving: $1,186,917

Qualifying distributions: $1,186,917