Board of Directors

Our operations are fully transparent. The Foundation is overseen by a distinguished board of community leaders from the Russell County area. Their dedication, knowledge, and passion for the Russell County area are what drive the Community Foundation.

Kristie Homeier, Chairman
Mallory Davis, Vice Chairman
Leon Weigel, Treasurer
Ward Craig
Dr. Paul Lampert
Joleen Lawson
Marty Myers
Jeff Ochampaugh
Morgan Vonfeldt
Mark Popp
Marvel Castor
John O. Farmer, IV

Recent News

Apply Now for Fall Grants

RUSSELL, Kan.—The Russell County Area Community Foundation is accepting applications for fall grants until October 15. Approximately $94,400 total in grants are available to area nonprofit organizations, municipalities, schools and other qualified charitable recipients that support the Russell County area. Please apply at www.rcacf.net. The Foundation will grant approximately $34,000 from the Fund for a Better Russell County Area. Funding for these grants comes from the generosity of donors who contribute to the Foundation's unrestricted grant fund which allows the board of directors to respond to emerging needs and problems. Examples of past grants include community park development, the arts, recreation, education and[...]

Let's Make Russell County Great is Sept 7

Please join us for a public meeting on Thursday, Sept 7, 6:30 pm at Fossil Creek Hotel, Russell to brainstorm ways to make Russell County an even greater place to live. This is the second in a series of meetings hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) and Russell County Economic Development and CVB. "The purpose of the meeting is to promote strategic-doing, a process that brings civic leaders together to prioritize and collaborate on areas that could transform Russell County, such as investment in parks, the arts, downtown revitalization, rural housing, entrepreneurship, tourism, and economic[...]