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 awards over $81,000 in spring grants

The Republic County Community Foundation awarded more than $81,000 to area organizations during its spring grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Republic County Action Fund. Each of these funds is focused on improving quality of life throughout the county. Recipients include: Belleville High Banks, $12,000 for fan experience and driver safety upgrades, including a new scoreboard. City of Narka, $9,000 to build a new shelter house in City Park.Blair Center for the Arts Foundation, $8,527 to upgrade the server and other technology for movies to be shown at Blair Center for the Arts.City of Belleville, $6,000[...]

Community foundation accepting applications for spring grants

The Republic County Community Foundation is accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open Friday, February 15 and are due Monday, April 15, 2019. Over $100,000 in grants is available through 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.Republic County Community Action Fund – available for projects that improve the quality of life for Republic County residents. Grants are limited to communities in Republic County and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit organizations, government and public[...]