Why Give

Why Give Through the Community Foundation?

  1. You want to leave a lasting legacy. Because of the power of endowment, the names and goals of these funds live forever creating a lasting legacy while providing sustainability for future generations. Click here to see an illustration of endowment.
  2. You want to save time and money. The Foundation provides administrative and grant making support eliminating the need for donors to set up separate institutions, formulate policies, file innumerable forms and monitor the status of grant recipients.
  3. You want flexibility. The Foundation has the flexibility to respond to the future needs of the community through variance power. If the original donor intent of a gift no longer exists, the local Board of Directors can direct the fund to other uses closely related to the donors’ interests.
  4. You want local knowledge. Our Board of Directors is composed of local community members representing the Republic County area. This local knowledge will help us to better identify and serve the needs in our communities.
  5. You need a tax deduction. The Republic County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation which is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts made to the Republic County Community Foundation are tax deductible.

 

How Can You Participate?

The great part about a community foundation is that anyone can participate, making this truly a community effort.

  1. Establish a fund to provide support for your favorite charitable organization or cause, for both today’s needs and those beyond your lifetime. (All fund types are listed on our home page slider.  Click through and see which one fits your needs the best).
  2. Contribute to any of our existing funds that match your charitable interests. (A list of our funds can be accessed by clicking through our sliders of different fund types on our home page).
  3. Support your community with a gift to the Republic County Community Action Fund, allowing RCCF to respond to current local needs. A gift of $5,000 or more to this fund will receive permanent name recognition.
  4. Help support the work of the Foundation by contributing to the Republic County Administrative Fund.
  5. Encourage your favorite charity to establish an organization fund to provide ongoing support for their work.
  6. Apply for a grant from the Republic County Community Action Fund or any of our other grants listed on our grants page.
  7. Attend community foundation events and workshops to learn more about estate planning, charitable giving, building endowments and other related topics.
  8. Tell your friends about the Republic County Community Foundation and the services that we provide.

Recent News

RCCF awards over $99,000 in spring grants

  The Republic County Community Foundation awarded over $99,000 to area organizations during its spring grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, Republic County Community Action Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Republic County, North Central Kansas Health Care Foundation Fund and Republic County Health Fund. Recipients include: City of Cuba, $19,000 to enhance safety and handicap accessibility at the Cuba Country School Museum. City of Courtland, $19,000 to create safe, walkable routes to school for students. Republic County/NCK Free Fair, $12,525 to replace and update two doors on the commercial building. Scandia Community Club, $12,465[...]

Scholarship recipients announced

The Republic County Community Foundation has awarded over $9,000 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. Lasondra Aurand, Belleville, Ben Jensen, Courtland, and Tiana Sothers, Belleville, each received a $400 scholarship. The Bruce Bowersox Memorial Scholarship is for seniors graduating from Republic County High School. Carl Brunner, Belleville, received a $1,000 scholarship. The Johnson-Granstedt Memorial Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Republic County, with preference to USD 426 students. Davante’ Hammer, Scandia, and[...]