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 Jessica Martin. Including its 14 affiliates, GSCF has more than $200 million in assets.

Recent News

Gifts to the community foundation are worth more in December

BELLEVILLE, Kan.— Republic County could earn additional dollars for charitable grants in the community through a county-wide Match Month gift matching campaign. In December, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match all public gifts to the Republic County Community Action Fund at the Republic County Community Foundation, up to $50,000. Every dollar donated will be matched with $1.50. The Republic County Community Action Fund is an unrestricted community grant fund that supports projects and programs focused on improving quality of life in Republic County. Over the last four years, the Match Month campaign has raised over $663,000 for the communities of Republic[...]

Republic County Community Foundation scholarships available

BELLEVILLE, Kan.—The Republic County Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Six 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. Joyce and Jim Hill Scholarship, for graduating seniors in Republic County. Scott Family[...]