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

Community foundation accepting applications for fall grants

The Republic County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Sunday, September 15, 2019. Over $75,000 is available to charitable projects in Republic County. Grants will be awarded from the following funds: Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Republic County, North Central Kansas Health Care Foundation Fund and Republic County Health Fund – support public health programs that support and encourage healthy living across Republic County. Republic County[...]

Community foundation awards scholarships

The Republic County Community Foundation has awarded over $10,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. The Amos and Joyce Blecha 4-H Scholarship is for seniors graduating from a Republic County high school who are involved in 4-H. Anna Pachta, Belleville, received a $700 scholarship and Cheneal Benne, Courtland, received a $250 scholarship. The Johnson-Granstedt Memorial Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Republic County, with preference to USD 426 students. Cheneal Benne, Courtland, and Jentry McGregor, Belleville each received a $1,000 scholarship, and Brailyn Carlgren, Courtland, received a $857 scholarship. The Florea Family Scholarship is for graduating high[...]