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

Apply Now for Russell Area Youth Activities Fund

  Students heading back to school are reminded that the Russell Area Youth Activities Fund is available to support extracurricular activities, such as scouting, sports, music and the arts. The fund helps kids, particularly pre-teens, who would otherwise be unable financially to participate. To apply, click here. You must apply at least two weeks prior the activity. Grants are limited to $200 per applicant or $400 per household, per year. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by a local grants committee. For more information, contact Angie Muller, RCACF Executive Director, at 785-445-3611 or email rcacf@eaglecom.net. [...]

Apply now for fall grants!

The Russell County Area Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Monday, October 15, 2018. Over $60,000 is available through the following: Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund - available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. Helen A. Hampl Student Aid Fund - provides aid to Russell County students in preschool and grade school. Grant applications should be submitted by teachers. Russell Schools Apple Seed Fund - supports projects that enhance the education of Russell public school students. [...]