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

Community foundation now accepting grant applications

Community foundation now accepting grant applications RUSSELL, Kan.—The Russell County Area Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due October 15, 2020. Last fall, the community foundation awarded USD 407 a grant to bring Reality U to Russell High School. Reality U is a program that works with students to implement financial goals and help them understand money management, the different sources of income, and the relationship between income and career prep. This project is significant because students will soon be on their own with these responsibilities. This program reached 130 students; students learned what the real world was like in simulation. Grantee Rashelle Schlyer said, "This grant[...]

Community foundation awards scholarships

Community foundation awards scholarships RUSSELL, Kan.— The Russell County Area Community Foundation has awarded over $310,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. This includes three scholarships that are being renewed for recipients from previous years. The Sean Paul Banks Memorial Scholarship is for students graduating from Russell High School who are involved in sports their senior year and maintain high academic standards. Megan Peeler and Rhett Pospichal, both of Russell received a $425 scholarship. The Adolph Boehler Student Aid Fund is for students graduating from Russell High School. Ashlynn Hobbs, Russell, received a $1,000 scholarship. Kenneth Butler, Russell, and Hunter Reddig, Russell, both received a $500 scholarship. The Doran and Bina Dole Scholarship is for[...]