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 Fall Grants

RUSSELL, Kan.—The Russell County Area Community Foundation is accepting applications for fall grants until October 15. Approximately $94,400 total in grants are available to area nonprofit organizations, municipalities, schools and other qualified charitable recipients that support the Russell County area. Please apply at www.rcacf.net. The Foundation will grant approximately $34,000 from the Fund for a Better Russell County Area. Funding for these grants comes from the generosity of donors who contribute to the Foundation's unrestricted grant fund which allows the board of directors to respond to emerging needs and problems. Examples of past grants include community park development, the arts, recreation, education and[...]

Let's Make Russell County Great is Sept 7

Please join us for a public meeting on Thursday, Sept 7, 6:30 pm at Fossil Creek Hotel, Russell to brainstorm ways to make Russell County an even greater place to live. This is the second in a series of meetings hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) and Russell County Economic Development and CVB. "The purpose of the meeting is to promote strategic-doing, a process that brings civic leaders together to prioritize and collaborate on areas that could transform Russell County, such as investment in parks, the arts, downtown revitalization, rural housing, entrepreneurship, tourism, and economic[...]