About the GROW II Campaign
>Qualified Matching Funds
>What is GROW II?
The Russell County Area Community Foundation has been accepted to receive a matching grant from the second chapter of the Kansas Health Foundation's Giing Resources to our World (GROW) Healthy Kansas initiative. GROW II is a $300,000 matching grant over the course of six years in which new gifts for endowment are matched using a two-tiered matching ratio. Some gifts are matched at the rate of 1-to-2, or $1 of match for every $2 of new gifts, and some gifts are matched at the rate of 1-to-4, or $1 of match for every $4 of new gifts. All gifts of any size are welcome.
What are the matching rates?
New endowed gifts are matched using a two-tiered matching ratio of either a 1-to-2 match or a 1-to-4 match.
A 1-to-2 match rate is paid for any endowed gift towards an operating (administrative) fund, unrestricted grant-making fund, or public health fund.
A 1-to-4 match rate is paid for all other endowed gifts, with the exception of scholarship funds, which are not matched unless the fund is established as a designated fund at the community foundation for scholarship programs at one or more educational institutions.
Qualified Matching Funds
If I donate to the RCACF, which funds will be matched by GROW II?
Current 1-to-2 matched funds:
Fund for a Better Russell County Area (RCACF unrestricted grant-making fund)
Russell Administrative Fund (operations fund)
Current 1-to-4 matched funds:
The Friends of the Deines Cultural Center Emma M. Gaines Memorial
Keep the Dream Alive
Hazel A. Olson Trinity United Methodist
Helen Polcyn St. Mary's Catholic Church of Gorham Cemetery
Natoma Heritage Seekers Pohlman Building Fund
V. Frankie & Reba M. New
Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund
Russell City Cemetery
David M. Shumaker Memorial Geology Fund
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Gorham, KS, Building & Grounds
Catholic Church, St. Mary's of Russell, Kansas
Grassroots Arts Center Rare Visions of Eccentric Kansans
Russell Public Library
Russell Regional Hospital
St. John Lutheran Church, Russell, Kansas
Field of Interest Funds:
Girl Scouts of Russell, Kansas
Helen A. Hampl Student Aid Fund
Kansas Health Foundation Children's Fund
Lucas/Lurary Schools Apple Seed Fund
Natoma/Paradise Schools Apple Seed Fund
Russell Area Youth Activities Fund
Russell Schools Apple Seed Fund
What is GROW II?
GROW II is the second chapter of the Kansas Health Foundation’s Giving Resources to our World (GROW) Healthy Kansas initiative. The mission of the Kansas Health Foundation is to improve the health of all Kansans. Through GROW II, they hope to achieve the following four objectives:
- To help more Kansas community foundations build endowed funds that are used to underwrite solutions to local health issues
- To help more Kansas community foundations reduce costs, improve service quality and become self-sustaining through collaboration and alliances
- To help more Kansas community foundations acquire the capacity to provide leadership on health issues in their communities
- To help more Kansas community foundations become ready and able to collaborate with the Kansas Health Foundation on health initiatives
To find out more about GROW II, visit their website at http://www.kansashealth.org/grow/grow.html