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 awards over $52,000 in spring grants

Community foundation awards over $52,000 in spring grants RUSSELL, Kan.— The Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) is pleased to award $52,869 in grants to 13 organizations that benefit the Russell County area. Funding comes from the Dane G. Hanson Community Grant Fund, the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund, and the Fund for a Better Russell. The following organizations received funding:   Russell Regional Hospital, $4,470 to help fund Live Well Russell County. USD 407, $7,500 for improvements to the Bickerdyke Elementary School playground. City of Lucas, $2,800 to help fund Lucas Public Library’s new building furnishings. Russell Regional Hospital, $2,050 to host a free health fair for local[...]

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 Monday, March 15, 2021. Last spring, the Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas- Pioneer Developmental Center in Russell was awarded grant funding from the community foundation to purchase new conference room furniture. The award went specifically to the current and new conference rooms for Kid-Link staff to hold meetings and consultations that serve the children (aged 0-3) of Russell County. This project allowed for additional space and seating to allow Kid-Link to meet the specific needs of each child[...]