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 foundation now accepting grant applications

Community foundation now accepting grant applications RUSSELL, Kan.—The Russell County Area Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due October 15, 2020. Last fall, the community foundation awarded USD 407 a grant to bring Reality U to Russell High School. Reality U is a program that works with students to implement financial goals and help them understand money management, the different sources of income, and the relationship between income and career prep. This project is significant because students will soon be on their own with these responsibilities. This program reached 130 students; students learned what the real world was like in simulation. Grantee Rashelle Schlyer said, "This grant[...]

Community foundation awards scholarships

Community foundation awards scholarships RUSSELL, Kan.— The Russell County Area Community Foundation has awarded over $310,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. This includes three scholarships that are being renewed for recipients from previous years. The Sean Paul Banks Memorial Scholarship is for students graduating from Russell High School who are involved in sports their senior year and maintain high academic standards. Megan Peeler and Rhett Pospichal, both of Russell received a $425 scholarship. The Adolph Boehler Student Aid Fund is for students graduating from Russell High School. Ashlynn Hobbs, Russell, received a $1,000 scholarship. Kenneth Butler, Russell, and Hunter Reddig, Russell, both received a $500 scholarship. The Doran and Bina Dole Scholarship is for[...]