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.

Girl Scouts of Russell, Kansas

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

Jun
11
Mon
6:00 pm SPARC Grant Information Workshop @ Masonic Hall
SPARC Grant Information Workshop @ Masonic Hall
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SPARC Grant Information Workshop @ Masonic Hall
Nonprofit organizations, government entities and others interested in applying for the new SPARC grant are invited to attend an information workshop on Monday, June 11, 6:00 pm at the Masonic Hall in Russell. Participants will[...]

Recent News

RCACF launches SPARC grant program

  The Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) is pleased to announce the availability of a new grant program called SPARC - The Strategic Partnership for the Advancement of Russell County. This is RCACF's largest grant program to date, awarding $75,000 to $175,000 over a multi-year period toward a project that promotes significant economic development, community collaboration, and has long-term, measured impact. The new program is funded by the generosity of the Russell County Area Community Foundation for the broad benefit of Russell County. RCACF was established in 2001 to create a permanent source of philanthropy to address current and future community needs[...]

RCACF grants $28,711 to USD 407

The Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) recently awarded $28,711 in grants to USD 407. "RCACF is pleased to partner with USD 407 to provide students and teachers grants that support a terrific learning environment," said Angie Muller, executive director. The school district will receive $18,000 to support the Small World Initiative, a research-based program from Yale University that helps students study microbiology, learn cutting-edge STEM applications, and increase their achievement at Russell High School. Russell High School was also awarded $6,820 to purchase equipment for Bronco Media so students can expand original content and events coverage to include sports, musicals, board meetings,[...]