Founding Donors

We are forever grateful for the support of these generous donors who heard the story and believed in the vision of the Russell County Area Community Foundation.

Individuals & Families
Dolores Y. & Robert L. Earnest
Patrick & Elaine Hilger
Catherine Holland
Michael & Nancy Holland
Max Horn
Leon & Christina Huxman
Leo & Alma Michaelis
Michael & Tonya Murphy
Martin Myers
Henry & Marjorie Pohlman
Starr F. Schlobohm
Dr. Wallace N. Weber
Fred Weigel, Jr. 
Business Entities
United National Bank 

Recent News

Community foundation now accepting spring grant applications

Community foundation now accepting spring grant applications RUSSELL, Kan.—The Russell County Area Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications are due Sunday, March 15, 2020. Last spring, the City of Luray was awarded grant funding from the community foundation for the City Park Revitalization project. The award went specifically to the large play equipment that replaced the equipment that was previously torn out. This project not only provided the children with a safer place to play, but also brought many people together for the betterment of the community. All the work to make this park successful was done after hours, many nights by spotlights. Grantee Tammy Cline saw the[...]

Socially Responsible Investing Options

Socially Responsible Investing OptionsToday, more and more people are choosing to invest based on personal values that consider both financial return and social impact. This is known as socially responsible investing (SRI). The community foundation is pleased to offer SRI options for your fund! A quick summary of socially responsible investing (SRI)In general, socially responsible investors encourage corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights, and diversity. Some avoid businesses involved in alcohol, tobacco, fast food, gambling, pornography, weapons, contraception/abortion, fossil fuel production or the military. These are often summarized into three areas: environment, social justice, and corporate governance. What[...]