Our Mission

The O’Brate Foundation strives to improve opportunities for disadvantaged Kansas youth by assisting with emergency needs, providing scholarships to deserving youth, and addressing stumbling blocks lying in the path on the road to success.

Who We Serve

Kansas youth ages 17-25 who have been in foster care or are transitioning into independent living AND youth who have limited resources.

How We Serve

The O’Brate Foundation recognizes that the future is in the hands of today’s youth. We strive to make the future brighter and improve opportunities of success for disadvantaged youth in Kansas through our Scholarships and Immediate Needs Program. In addition to monetary assistance, we also incorporate the following services: > Mentorship > Financial Literacy > Personal & Professional Development


 >>> Awarded $3.1 million in regular college scholarships to 

75 colleges/universities from 2013 through 2018

>>> Granted just over $61,000 in Dual-Credit Scholarships to 

more than 70 high school students since 2014

>>> Helped 150 Kansas youth with Immediate Needs 

Assistance (shelter/food/clothing) since 2013

>>> 55% of our current scholars have one or more extenuating life circumstances in addition to exhibiting financial need

>>> 95% Retention Rate