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Community foundation now accepting spring grant applications

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Community foundation now accepting spring grant applications

RUSSELL, Kan.—The Russell County Area Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications are due Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Last spring, the City of Luray was awarded grant funding from the community foundation for the City Park Revitalization project. The award went specifically to the large play equipment that replaced the equipment that was previously torn out.

This project not only provided the children with a safer place to play, but also brought many people together for the betterment of the community. All the work to make this park successful was done after hours, many nights by spotlights. Grantee Tammy Cline saw the influence that working on the park had on the community. “I have to say, it was amazing to see how many people ended up having a part in this project,” she said.

This year, more than $50,000 is available for charitable community improvement projects within Russell County and communities served by USD 399 and USD 407. Grants will be awarded from the following funds:

  • Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.
  • Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund – supports projects that improve the health and well-being of children living in the Russell County area.

Grants are limited to the Russell County area and communities served by USD 399 and USD 407. Non-profit organizations including government and public entities, educational institutions, and churches are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on March 15. Complete funding criteria and the grant application are available at