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

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Angie Muller, Russell County Area Community Foundation

Written by Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University. Audio and text files of Kansas Profiles are available at For more information about the Huck Boyd Institute, interested persons can visit [...]

RCACF awards $44,300 in grants to support Russell County Area

The Russell County Area Community Foundation is pleased to award $44,300 in grants to organizations that benefit the Russell County area, including support for education and the arts. Funding comes from the Kansas Health Foundation Children's Fund and the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.  Deines Cultural CenterGallery Space for Second-Floor Landing, $8,675 Lovegrass Music FestivalBluegrass Festival at Wilson Lake, $1,500 Post Rock Family Services & Lambda Epsilon Sorority Little Free Book Nook, $800Russell Arts Council Ad Astra Festival Billboard & Banner, $1,437 Ad Astra Festival High School Honor Choir, $1,500 Russell County Food Pantry Food Pantry Revitalization, $10,244   Russell Development Inc. Walking Trail Statue, $3,200Russell Pride[...]