Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds allow donors to designate a specific cause or geographic area for grant making without having to name a specific organization. Grants are made through an application process administered by the Foundation and/or with a special advisory group with expertise in the field of interest.

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund*
This fund was established by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation to fund grants in Russell County that address community beautification, education, environment, health & human service and inter-generational projects/programs.

Helen A. Hampl Student Aid Fund
The primary purpose of this Fund is to aid students enrolled  in preschool and grade school in Russell County, KS, who need assistance in  order to obtain their education.

Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund
The primary purpose of this Fund is to provide support to  improve the health and well-being of children living in the area served by the  Russell County Area Community Foundation.

Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Russell County
This fund was established with matching dollars from the  Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. It serves the same purpose of the  Russell Area Health Fund and promotes the health and well-being of individuals  and communities in Russell County through encouragement of healthy lifestyles,  behaviors and environments.

Russell Area Health Fund
To promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Russell County through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

Russell Area Youth Activities Fund
This fund is designed to promote the health and well-being  of children and to encourage healthy lifestyles through involvement in  extra-curricular activities, including athletics, performing arts, visual arts,  and literacy programs.

Russell Schools Apple Seed Fund
This fund was established to promote and enhance the  education of public school students within the city of Russell.

*Pass-through non-endowed fund

Recent News

Community awards over $50,000 in grants

Community awards over $50,000 in grants RUSSELL, Kan.— The Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) is pleased to award $52,734 in grants to organizations that benefit the Russell County area, including support for education, public health and the arts. Funding comes from the Helen Hampl Student Aid Fund, USD 407 Appleseed Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Russell Health Fund and the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.  Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, Mobile Vital Signs Equipment, $2,991 Lucas Arts and Humanities Council, Still Life on Lucas Main Street, $2,000 Luray American Legion Post 309, Roof Overlay, $15,000 Russell[...]

Russell County Area Community Foundation scholarships available

RUSSELL, Kan.— The Russell County Area Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 school year. This year, over $378,000 is available to students in the Russell County area through the foundation’s 12 scholarship funds: Adolph Boehler Student Aid Scholarship, for graduating Russell High School seniors. David Ochs Memorial Scholarship, for graduating Russell High School seniors. Doran and Bina Dole Scholarship, for graduating Russell High School seniors with a disability or financial need. Elaine Hilger Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors or graduates of Russell High School with an interest in music or a career in the medical field. Ervin and Denzell Zimmerman[...]