We believe to our core that each town in Kansas has an un-taped gift, elements that make it special.
Helping communities shine a light on those gifts and things that make a town different, is what we do. The Kansas Sampler Foundation is a public non-profit 501(C)(3) organization.
If your town has the spirit and grit to help itself, we want to help you sustain and preserve your community.
This annual event provides showcase counties an opportunity to provide the public a sample of what there is to see, do, hear, taste, buy, and learn in Kansas.facebook
The Kansas Explorers Club inspires, educates and encourages the exploration and appreciation of Kansas...and to have fun doing it.SIGN UP NOW!
Our journey to visit every incorporated city in Kansas (there are 626 of them) to research for the Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers
Published in 2017, co-authors Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe went to every one of the 626 incorporated cities in Kansas to research. The result is a 480-page guide to 4,500 places in 500 towns.buy now
The network and newsletter connects rural community leaders and supporters statewide in efforts to strengthen towns at the grassroots level.register
To make "tourism" an applicable tool for rural development, it makes sense to look further into this notion of exploring. Subtle features and assets of a town are especially appreciated by explorers, perhaps because the leisurely search for them balances the frenetic pace that has overtaken American culture