Brighter futures

for all generations The Francis Family Foundation envisions current and future generations of well-rounded individuals who are creative, lifelong learners striving to achieve their fullest potential and are well prepared to contribute to community and society in general.

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Our Legacy

The Francis Family Foundation envisions current and future generations of well-rounded Individuals who are creative, lifelong learners, striving to achieve their fullest potential within their communities.

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Fellowship Program

The Parker B. Francis Fellowship program is dedicated to advancing research in pulmonary biology and respiratory disease. Visit our dedicated Fellowship Program website at http://www.francisfellowships.org

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grantee testimonials

  • KC Chalk and Walk Festival – Mattie Rhodes Center
    Jenny Mendez, Cultural Arts Director, Mattie Rhodes Center,

    “Thank you so much for your ongoing support of programs at Mattie Rhodes. The supplies that your funds covered were used by many of the children, who participated in the children’s area at the Chalk and Walk Festival. We would not have been able to participate this year without funding for supplies. We truly appreciate your assistance!”... Jenny Mendez, Cultural Arts Director, Mattie Rhodes Center

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  • KC Chalk and Walk Festival – Parisole Arts
    Renae Silvey, Executive Director, Parisole Arts,

    “Parisole Arts was proud to provide free demonstrations of its KidsCRAFT education program by utilizing supplies provided by KC Chalk and Walk Festival. We were able to offer two craft projects for all children ages 5-18, who attended the Festival. Each participant decorated a greeting card for a child at either Children’s Mercy Hospital or Ronald McDonald House. Without the contribution Continue Reading... Renae Silvey, Executive Director, Parisole Arts

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