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Azura Employee Foundation

At Azura, our employees are always searching for ways to go ABOVE & BEYOND.

In 2018 the Azura Employee Foundation (AEF) was formed to focus on providing charitable giving to organizations in NE Kansas. The Foundation is 100% employee-led and raises funds through employee contributions. Funding decisions are made by the Foundation’s eight-person employee committee, acting on behalf of their co-workers. Grants are funded twice a year, once in the spring and once in the winter.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Katie Beach, Community Relationship Manager.

2023 Area of Focus- Improving Our Communities

AEF has chosen to focus its efforts in 2023 on supporting the nonprofits, which provide services that improve the communities we serve.

2023 Grant Application

All applications received by the Azura Employee Foundation will be reviewed by the committee. Applications must be a nonprofit organization or community group which serves the Topeka, Lenexa and/or Olathe area.

We ask that funding requests not exceed $10,000. However, AEF committee retains the discretionary flexibility as to the actual amount awarded. The Foundation’s eight-member committee, acting on behalf of Azuran employees, makes funding decisions.

Funding will happen twice a year, spring and winter. Organizations receiving funds may apply again one full calendar year following receipt of their grant.

Please note: The AEF cannot fund individuals, for-profit organizations, capital projects, debt reduction, political campaigns, conference attendance requests, endowments or programs that promote religious or sectarian activities.

To request funding, please fill out the online application linked below:


In 2022, the AEF was thrilled to provide $18,000 in grants to ten outstanding organizations. 

Congratulations to our 2022 Recipients:

Membership Benefits

At Azura, we are dedicated to innovative banking solutions. We give our members awesome benefits because we know when they succeed, the communities we serve succeed.