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

Republic County Community Foundation scholarships available

The Republic County Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Five scholarships are available: Amos and Joyce Blecha 4-H Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors in Republic County, with involvement in 4-H. Bruce Bowersox Memorial Scholarship, for graduating Republic County High School seniors majoring in an engineering field. Florea Family Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors in Republic County who are planning to major in business administration or agricultural economics. Johnson-Granstedt Memorial Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors in Republic County, with preference to USD 426 students. Scott Family Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors[...]

December is Match Month!

During December, every $1 donated to the Republic County Community Foundation will be matched with $1.50 from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation to support our community grants and operations. RCCF GRANTS HAVE RECENTLY SUPPORTED: Street Lights in Agenda Baseball Fields in Scandia Safer Entry to Cuba Museum Pike Valley Band Instruments Disc Golf Goals at Wildcat Winds in Republic Park Shelter in Courtland Rural Firehouse in Narka Safer Sidewalks in Courtland Rocky Pond Christmas Lights Republic County Healthcare Foundation MAIL DONATIONS TO: Republic County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 541, Belleville, KS 66935  [...]