Mission & History

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance quality of life, today and in the future, by:

  • Enabling donors to fulfill their charitable desires
  • Building a permanent endowment
  • Facilitating prudent management and care of funds
  • Meeting needs through grants, awards, and scholarships;

Our History

The Republic County Community Foundation was founded on September 20, 2007, to serve as a vehicle for charitable giving benefiting communities in Republic County. The Foundation is a permanent source of charitable assets to meet both emerging and existing needs of the local communities.

The Foundation believes that as a community we are stronger than we are as individuals. This belief is reflected in our rope logo.

“The idea of a rope– individual fibers braided together to make a stronger whole– inspired this design. The same principle applies in a community: many individuals and groups working together to do what cannot be done alone. The Community Foundation provides a ‘rope’ for this area, enabling projects and furthering creative ideas that might unravel without community help and support.” – Pamela Harris, Designer

The Republic County Community Foundation is one of twelve affiliates in the Greater Salina Community Foundation (GSCF) in Salina, Kansas. The Greater Salina Community Foundation was established in 1999 and is led by Executive Director, Bill Grevas. Including its 13 affiliates, GSCF has more than $200 million in assets.

 

Recent News

RCCF awards $80,000 in fall grants

    The Republic County Community Foundation awarded $80,000 to area organizations during its fall grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Republic County, North Central Kansas Health Care Foundation Fund and Republic County Health Fund. Recipients include: NCK Health Care Foundation, $24,703 to professionally conduct a nationwide search to recruit one family practice physician to Republic County. Courtland Community Arts Council, $12,000 for the purchase and installation of an electronic community events sign above the entrance to the Courtland Arts Center. City of Republic, $10,000 for a backup generator for the[...]

Apply now for fall grants!

Community foundation accepting applications for fall grants The Republic County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Saturday, September 15, 2018. A combined $89,000 is available through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and Republic County Community Action Fund. Grants will be awarded to charitable community improvement projects that address the present and future needs of Republic County, including education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. Grants are limited to communities in Republic County and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit organizations,[...]