Administrative Funds

Our Founding Donors set the tone for our work in the community 15 years ago, when they stepped up to help establish a new foundation- an entirely new concept to most of them.  Each of our Founders is different; individual, yet they all have a common bond, and that is faith in our community.  Each too, showed tremendous generosity when they established our administrative endowment.  Everything we do at the Foundation is a reflection of that faith and generosity.

The Greater Salina Community Foundation Administrative Fund
The Administrative Fund is the engine that keeps the Foundation going. By contributing to this fund, you are helping the Foundation grow faster to help improve the quality of life for Saline County.

Youth GrantMakers Fund
Supports administrative needs and provides grant funds for the Youth GrantMakers Council.

Recent News

Grants now available from YW Legacy Fund at GSCF

  The Greater Salina Community Foundation is now accepting applications for grants from the YW Legacy Fund. This year, over $19,000 in grant funds is available to support initiatives that align with the mission of the former YWCA of Salina. Grant requests should address one or more of the following criteria: Encourage women’s growth, leadership and power to attain a common vision for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. Help children attain their greatest potential. Create an environment to assist in the physical and mental health and well-being of women and their families. Pursue the elimination of racism wherever it[...]

Over $37,000 awarded during August grant cycle

  During its recent August grant cycle, the Greater Salina Community Foundation awarded over $37,000 in grants to 10 area nonprofit organizations. Funding was provided through the foundation’s L.P. “Pat” Mullen Fund and the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for GSCF. Recipients include: St. Johns Military School, $5,000 to develop a combination makerspace and STEAM lab where cadets in grades six through 12 can explore a variety of STEAM activities through the school’s Explorers Club and in academic classes. Saline County Back to School Fair, $5,000 for the 2019 Saline County Back To School Fair, which provides free backpacks and school supplies to[...]