Ten years ago, local civic leaders saw the need to create a permanent source of philanthropy to address current and future community needs through grant making and partnerships. In response to this need, the Russell County Area Community Foundation was formed by affiliating with the already established Greater Salina Community Foundation.
Today, our Foundation has assets over $4 million and nearly 50 charitable funds created by generous people like you.
Over the years, our local board and our donors have directed more than $800,000 to meaningful causes and issues- from the arts and early child education to historic preservation and hunger relief. Hundreds of students have attended college with help from our scholarships.
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 Russell County Area Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation in Salina, Kansas. The Greater Salina Community Foundation was established in 1999 and is led by Executive Director, Betsy Wearing. Currently, the Greater Salina Community Foundation hosts 11 regional affiliate foundations and has more than $79 million in assets, including its affiliate assets.