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

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Angie Muller, Russell County Area Community Foundation

Written by Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University. https://blogs.k-state.edu/kansasprofile/2019/04/24/kansas-profile-now-thats-rural-angie-muller-russell-county-area-community-foundation/?fbclid=IwAR1OLYmotodxs3P9rJ2vnCz5vusUo2SpRH0w_c3j_k17F0wz6zFpBaojMkY#more-873 Audio and text files of Kansas Profiles are available at http://www.kansasprofile.com. For more information about the Huck Boyd Institute, interested persons can visit http://www.huckboydinstitute.org. [...]

RCACF awards $44,300 in grants to support Russell County Area

The Russell County Area Community Foundation is pleased to award $44,300 in grants to organizations that benefit the Russell County area, including support for education and the arts. Funding comes from the Kansas Health Foundation Children's Fund and the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.  Deines Cultural CenterGallery Space for Second-Floor Landing, $8,675 Lovegrass Music FestivalBluegrass Festival at Wilson Lake, $1,500 Post Rock Family Services & Lambda Epsilon Sorority Little Free Book Nook, $800Russell Arts Council Ad Astra Festival Billboard & Banner, $1,437 Ad Astra Festival High School Honor Choir, $1,500 Russell County Food Pantry Food Pantry Revitalization, $10,244   Russell Development Inc. Walking Trail Statue, $3,200Russell Pride[...]