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

Community foundation accepting spring grant applications

Community foundation accepting spring grant applications HAYS, Kan.—The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, is accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open March 15 are due Friday, May 15, 2020. This year, over $150,000 is available to charitable projects in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, with more than $50,000 available per county. This cycle will fund local community projects that meet one or more of the following criteria: Projects focused on improving quality of life.Projects that support the public health of Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties.Projects supporting education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. Funding for the spring grant cycle[...]

Strategic Doing meetings set for Ellis and Rooks Counties

Strategic Doing meetings set for Ellis and Rooks Counties HAYS, Kan.—The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties has scheduled the next round of Strategic Doing meetings for both Rooks and Ellis counties. Strategic Doing is an engaging process that actively helps residents implement their ideas for community improvement projects. Current working groups who attend will report on their progress and continue work to move their projects forward. There are some very exciting projects being created and others are on-going and always looking for interested individuals.  New ideas and working groups are also encouraged to attend and start working through the Strategic Doing process. The Ellis County meeting will be[...]