The Shaw Family Foundation

The Shaw Family Foundation was created in June 2011 by Richard C. Shaw and his three sons; James Shaw, Robert Shaw and John Shaw.

Foundation Mission
The mission of The Shaw Family Foundation is to carry on the philanthropic legacy of Richard C. Shaw and Ruth J. Shaw.

Application Guidelines
The foundation intends to support 501(c)(3) organizations in south central Kansas benefiting social services, arts and the Kansas University Endowment Association, including the School of Medicine – Wichita and the College of Liberal Arts.

Preference will be given to the following organizations:
First Presbyterian Church of Wichita
Eastminster Presbyterian Church of Wichita
Wichita Children’s Home
Music Theatre Wichita
Wichita Symphony Orchestra
Salvation Army of Wichita
Wichita Art Museum
Orpheum Theater

2017 Granting Timeline

Grant Application Deadline: January 30, 2017
Grantmaking Meeting: April 2017
Fund Grants: May 2017


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The Shaw Family Foundation Trustees

Richard C. Shaw, MD

James M. Shaw MD
Vice President

Robert K. Shaw

John W. Shaw, MD

Annual Report 

2016 Shaw Foundation Annual Report