Organization Fund Benefits

There are several benefits to having an organization fund with the Foundation.

  • Our board is available for consultation with you, your board members, and potential donors of your organization.  As an affiliate, we also have access to professional expertise from the Greater Salina Community Foundation staff.
  • If you do not already have a private foundation, you can establish a fund with us and avoid the paperwork, time and expense of running your own private foundation..
  • Your money is invested with all the funds held at Greater Salina Community Foundation and its regional affiliates.  This allows your money to be invested in more sophisticated funds with a higher buy in level that otherwise you would not have access to. Learn more about our investment strategy here.
  • Your organization will be listed in the Foundation’s annual report, on our website and are sometimes featured in our newsletters.

Regardless if your organization has a fund at the Foundation, we still offer opportunities for all nonprofit organizations and others performing charitable work in the Republic County area to apply for grants from the Foundation’s Republic County Community Action Fund. A call for applications is announced on the Foundation’s website and through the mass media.

Recent News

Republic County Community foundation awards over $138,000 in spring grants

Republic County Community foundation awards over $138,000 in spring grants BELLEVILLE, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Republic County Community Foundation awarded over $138,000 to 16 projects throughout Republic County. The following organizations received funding: Republic County, $36,000 for updates to the fairground’s public restrooms.City of Scandia, $25,000 for maintenance on the sewer system in Scandia.City of Courtland, $15,000 for community center improvements.Blair Center for the Arts Foundation, $15,000 to purchase outdoor movie screen equipment.Republic County, $10,000 for updates to the National Bohemian Cemetery.USD 426 - Pike Valley, $7,610 to expand the Agricultura Education department.USD 109, $6,000 to update the livestock pens at the fairgrounds.Belleville Public Library, $6,000 for updates[...]

Community foundation accepting applications for spring grants

Community foundation accepting applications for spring grants BELLEVILLE, Kan.—The Republic County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications are due Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Last spring, the Ag Ed instructor at Pike Valley identified a need for a small engines course to meet student interest and skills. “Our district has many students interested in mechanically driven career interests, such as engineering, ag technology, programming, and mechanical operations,” said grantee Katie Carlgren. Thanks to a grant from the community foundation, the students of Pike Valley Jr/Sr High School will have opportunities to explore mechanics and engineering through the Briggs and Stratton Small Engines Training and Educational Kit. “We will[...]