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.

Upcoming Events

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1:00 pm SPARC Collaboration Workshop @ Masonic Hall
SPARC Collaboration Workshop @ Masonic Hall
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SPARC Collaboration Workshop @ Masonic Hall
  This workshop is for all who are interested in applying for a SPARC grant. It will feature Patty Clark, an expert on helping you further develop your project, see its strategic impact, and find collaborative[...]

Recent News

SPARC Collaboration Workshop is August 1

  Nonprofit organizations, government entities and others interested in applying for the new SPARC grant are invited to attend a Collaboration Workshop on August 1, from 9 am until noon at the Masonic Hall, 115 E. Wisconsin, Russell. The theme is "Go Slow to Go Fast" and will be led by Patty Clark, an expert on rural communities and policy. SPARC - The Strategic Partnership for the Advancement of Russell County - is the Russell County Area Community Foundation's (RCACF) 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[...]

RCACF launches SPARC grant program

  CLICK HERE FOR HELPFUL TOOLS AND APPLICATION RESOURCES! 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[...]