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The Guardian Vision

To help men with limited resources and immediate financial needs within the greater Manhattan, Kansas area by providing access to funds for essential services not met by traditional funding sources, so they have the opportunity to live self-sufficiently, with hope, and with dignity.

The Guardian History

In 2013 a group of dedicated and caring men formed The Guardians (www.gafund.org). The formation of this group was prompted by the growing success of the Manhattan, KS area Fairy Godmothers (www.fgfund.org), an organization dedicated to helping women with similar financial needs. 

The Guardians established three Funds within the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation.  One for operations, one for grants and one to establish an endowment. The earnings from the endowed fund, donations from fundraising events, and gifts directed to the Grants Fund provide flexible, accessible monies to address the short term and critical needs of men not being met by traditional funding sources. Guardian members are kept informed of grants provided, fundraising progress, and upcoming events by periodic mailings, Facebook, monthly email notifications and The Guardian website announcements.

The Guardian Membership

Our current membership is made up of nearly 250 individuals living in the Manhattan area and surrounding communities. Our members embrace our Vision and know their donations make a difference. Many members choose to serve on working committees or the Advisory Board.

One of our primary goals is to continually add new members. Please click on the "Get Involved" linkto join.