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

Community Foundation Match Month Campaign

I Love Russell County, Community Foundation Match Month Campaign The Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) exists to preserve our rural way of life. In February, we have the bold goal to raise $50,000 as part of the I Love Russell County Campaign to strengthen the Fund for a Better Russell County Area, a permanent endowment that awards grants for parks, recreation, schools, the arts, public health, economic development and more. Here are some ways grants from the Fund for a Better Russell County Area help our local communities:    Promote Post Rock Country as a major tourism destination through the work of the newly formed Post Rock Coalition in[...]

Community foundation now accepting spring grant applications

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[...]