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

Upcoming Events

9:30 am Grant Writing Workshop
Grant Writing Workshop
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Grant Writing Workshop
Grants are a vital piece in your community’s funding puzzle and you can help. Please join us for a grant writing workshop Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm at the Dole-Specter[...]

Recent News

Deadline Nearing for IRA Charitable Contributions

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can make an impact on your favorite charity by making a gift from your IRA to a fund at the community foundation. This is an easy and effective way to make a gift that helps satisfy your required minimum distribution, while also reducing your taxable income. Who can take advantage of the IRA charitable rollover provision? If you have an IRA and are 70½ or older, you and your spouse (each) can take a tax-free charitable distribution from your IRA.Who can receive the gift? The IRA must be gifted directly to[...]

RCACF now accepting applications for Fall 2019 Grants

RUSSELL, Kan.—The Russell County Area Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Last fall, Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas (DSNWK) was awarded a community foundation grant to purchase a new I-Lift 450 Power Lift and extend the wheelchair-accessible outdoor patio at the Pioneer Developmental Center, a day service program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “DSNWK envisions a world free of barriers where people with disabilities are included in all aspects of community life. Unfortunately, getting outside hasn't been easily accessible and was often challenging for people with disabilities,” said grantee Cynthia Davis. “In this case, the patio extension has been a[...]