Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds allow donors to designate a specific cause or geographic area for grant making without having to name a specific organization. Grants are made through an application process administered by the Foundation and/or with a special advisory group with expertise in the field of interest.

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund*
This fund was established by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation to fund grants in Russell County that address community beautification, education, environment, health & human service and inter-generational projects/programs.

Helen A. Hampl Student Aid Fund
The primary purpose of this Fund is to aid students enrolled  in preschool and grade school in Russell County, KS, who need assistance in  order to obtain their education.

Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund
The primary purpose of this Fund is to provide support to  improve the health and well-being of children living in the area served by the  Russell County Area Community Foundation.

Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Russell County
This fund was established with matching dollars from the  Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. It serves the same purpose of the  Russell Area Health Fund and promotes the health and well-being of individuals  and communities in Russell County through encouragement of healthy lifestyles,  behaviors and environments.

Russell Area Health Fund
To promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Russell County through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

Russell Area Youth Activities Fund
This fund is designed to promote the health and well-being  of children and to encourage healthy lifestyles through involvement in  extra-curricular activities, including athletics, performing arts, visual arts,  and literacy programs.

Russell Schools Apple Seed Fund
This fund was established to promote and enhance the  education of public school students within the city of Russell.

*Pass-through non-endowed fund

Recent News

RCACF awards an additional $25,000 SPARC grant

RUSSELL, Kan.—The Russell County Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the Lucas Arts and Humanities Council has accepted a $25,000 grant to support the creation of a gateway for Greenhorn Post Rock Limestone tourism in Kansas. The grant is a result of the foundation’s new Strategic Partnership for the Advancement of Russell County (SPARC) grant program, which aims to stimulate significant economic development, community collaboration, and long-term, measured impact in Russell County. The project will initially focus on the development of a 17-county coalition to promote tourism in Post Rock country, with Russell County as the hub, offering educational exhibits, limestone gifts, tours of regional limestone architecture, and stone[...]

RCACF awards $175,000 SPARC grant

RUSSELL, Kan.—The Russell County Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Russell Development Incorporated (RDI) will receive a $175,000 grant to purchase and develop 20 acres of commercial real estate along Interstate 70 in Russell. The grant will be funded through the foundation’s new Strategic Partnership for the Advancement of Russell County (SPARC) grant program. Throughout the multi-tiered application process, the grant selection committee felt RDI’s I-70 proposal fully encompassed the SPARC mission to stimulate significant economic development, community collaboration, and long-term, measured impact in Russell County. SPARC, which launched last summer, is the community foundation’s largest single grant since opening in 2001. “The[...]