Organization Fund Benefits

There are several benefits to having an organization fund with the Foundation.

  • Our board is available for consultation with you, your board members, and potential donors of your organization.  As an affiliate, we also have access to professional expertise from the Greater Salina Community Foundation staff.
  • If you do not already have a private foundation, you can establish a fund with us and avoid the paperwork, time and expense of running your own private foundation..
  • Your money is invested with all the funds held at Greater Salina Community Foundation and its regional affiliates.  This allows your money to be invested in more sophisticated funds with a higher buy in level that otherwise you would not have access to. Learn more about our investment strategy here.
  • Your organization will be listed in the Foundation’s annual report, on our website and are sometimes featured in our newsletters.

Regardless if your organization has a fund at the Foundation, we still offer opportunities for all nonprofit organizations and others performing charitable work in the Russell County area to apply for grants from the Foundation’s Fund for a Better Russell County Area. A call for applications is announced in the Foundation’s newsletter, on our website, and through the mass media.

Recent News

RCACF awards $54,500 in grants to support Russell County Area

RCACF awards $54,500 in grants to support Russell County Area  The Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) is pleased to award $54,500 in grants to organizations that benefit the Russell County area, including support for education, first responders, the arts and senior citizens. Funding comes from the Kansas Health Foundation Children's Fund and the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.  Black Gold Pheasants Forever, Russell High School Trap Team, $400 Developmental Services Northwest Kansas, Pioneer Development Center Kid-Link, $1,500 Lovegrass Music Festival, 4th Annual Music Festival, $1,500 Lucas Arts & Humanities Council, 25-year Retrospective of Outsider Art, $1,000 Luray Fire Department, SCBA Masks, $2,300 Luray Senior Center, Ramps and Stairs to Senior Center, $2,700 Russell Arts Council, Free Family Movies at Dream Theater, $1,000 Russell Arts Council, Ad Astra Music Festival Opera Preview,[...]

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[...]