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

Recent News

Apply Now for Fall Grants

RUSSELL, Kan.—The Russell County Area Community Foundation is accepting applications for fall grants until October 15. Approximately $94,400 total in grants are available to area nonprofit organizations, municipalities, schools and other qualified charitable recipients that support the Russell County area. Please apply at The Foundation will grant approximately $34,000 from the Fund for a Better Russell County Area. Funding for these grants comes from the generosity of donors who contribute to the Foundation's unrestricted grant fund which allows the board of directors to respond to emerging needs and problems. Examples of past grants include community park development, the arts, recreation, education and[...]

Let's Make Russell County Great is Sept 7

Please join us for a public meeting on Thursday, Sept 7, 6:30 pm at Fossil Creek Hotel, Russell to brainstorm ways to make Russell County an even greater place to live. This is the second in a series of meetings hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) and Russell County Economic Development and CVB. "The purpose of the meeting is to promote strategic-doing, a process that brings civic leaders together to prioritize and collaborate on areas that could transform Russell County, such as investment in parks, the arts, downtown revitalization, rural housing, entrepreneurship, tourism, and economic[...]