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RCACF awards an additional $25,000 SPARC grant

RUSSELL, Kan.—The Russell County Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the Lucas Arts and Humanities Council has accepted a $25,000 grant to support the creation of a gateway for Greenhorn Post Rock Limestone tourism in Kansas. The grant is a result of the foundation’s new Strategic Partnership for the Advancement of Russell County (SPARC) grant program, which aims to stimulate significant economic development, community collaboration, and long-term, measured impact in Russell County. The project will initially focus on the development of a 17-county coalition to promote tourism in Post Rock country, with Russell County as the hub, offering educational exhibits, limestone gifts, tours of regional limestone architecture, and stone[...]

RCACF awards $175,000 SPARC grant

RUSSELL, Kan.—The Russell County Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Russell Development Incorporated (RDI) will receive a $175,000 grant to purchase and develop 20 acres of commercial real estate along Interstate 70 in Russell. The grant will be funded through the foundation’s new Strategic Partnership for the Advancement of Russell County (SPARC) grant program. Throughout the multi-tiered application process, the grant selection committee felt RDI’s I-70 proposal fully encompassed the SPARC mission to stimulate significant economic development, community collaboration, and long-term, measured impact in Russell County. SPARC, which launched last summer, is the community foundation’s largest single grant since opening in 2001. “The[...]