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 Ellis, Rooks and Trego County areas to apply for grants from the Foundation’s Heartland Area Action Fund. A call for applications is announced on our website and through the mass media.

Recent News

Over $217,000 awarded to spring grant recipients

The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, recently awarded over $217,000 in spring grants to area organizations across the three counties. Grants were funded through the foundation’s Heartland Area Action Fund, Dane G. Hansen Community Action Fund, Heartland Healthy Living Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund and the Legacy Funds for Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties. The following organizations received funding: Ellis County – United Way of Ellis County, $6,980 to digitize and distribute the Ellis County Community Resource Directory. Dialogue Ministries/Breathe Coffee House, $5,945 for The Neighbor Project of Ellis County. High Plains Mental Health Center, $5,838 to host[...]

Trego County ‘Strategic Doing’ continues June 18

Trego County’s next “Strategic Doing” will be held at noon, Wednesday, June 20, at the Western Kansas Cooperative Community Room, 635 S. 13th St., WaKeeney. The meeting will include information about writing strong grant proposals and how to secure funding from various available sources. This event is open to current Strategic Doing teams, as well as others in the community who would like to learn more about the projects and the process. During previous Strategic Doing meetings, participants have identified and prioritized community needs into three areas, which designated teams are now working to address. These areas include: Community walking trail. [...]