Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Fund Guidelines

Field of Interest Funds allow donors to designate a specific cause or geographic area for grant making without having to name a specific organization. Grants are made through an application process administered by the Foundation and/or with a special advisory group with expertise in the field of interest.

Assaria Community Foundation Fund
Supports charitable projects in Assaria, KS.

Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund
The purpose of the Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund is to provide funds to qualified individuals to cover expenses related to the treatment of Breast Cancer. Eligible expenses may include medical expenses not covered by insurance; and travel or lodging needs when seeking treatment. Funding is limited. Grant requests are recommended at $2,000 or less.

Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund*
Provides grants for arts, education, health/human services, community beautification, environmental projects, and intergenerational projects.

Decatur Community Education Fund
Supports various school programs and capital needs for students in USD 294.

Fund for Early Childhood Care, Education & Development
Supports programs that prepare children for Kindergarten in Saline & Ottawa Counties.

Greater Salina Community Health Fund
Provides annual grants for public health needs along with the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for GSCF.

Kansas Health Foundation Fund for GSCF
Provides annual grants for public health needs.

KHF Healthy Communities Initiative Fund
Supports the Community Health Coalition

L.P. “Pat” Mullen Fund
Supports youth education in two fields of interest: arts and humanities and science, technology and invention.

PET Project Fund
Makes annual grants to community projects designated by young donors through Foundation sponsored programs.

Salina Regional Health Foundation CHIP Fund
Supports programs and projects that improve the quality of life for children. Funds are provided to the Foundation for distribution through the Fund for Greater Salina.

Salina Youth Baseball Fund
Provides support for individual players who may not otherwise be able to participate in local baseball leagues and tournaments due to lack of funds for things such as equipment, uniforms and fees.

Rob Schorling Memorial Fund
Provides assistance to families who are dealing with diagnosis and treatment of leukemia. 

Sunflower Bank Softball Showcase Fund
Offers support for the annual showcase for girls who may not otherwise be able to afford to participate.

Triplett Inc. Employee Assistance Fund
Helps employees with unforeseen and critical family needs.

Women Helping Women
Provides emergency grants for women in need. Click here for more information.

YW Legacy Fund
Established after the closing of the YWCA in Salina, this fund makes grants based on the mission of the YWCA.

*These funds are temporary/non-endowed funds.

Recent News

Greater Salina Community Foundation awards $41,000 in community grants

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded over $41,000 to 11 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County. The following organizations received funding: Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas, $5,000 to purchase playground equipment for children who access DVACK services at the organization’s new facility.Heartland Early Education, $5,000 for food to send home with children, birth to age five, with food insecurities.  Salina Innovation Foundation, $4,929 to update The Temple’s wheelchair lift and ensure accessibility for the whole community.Salina Rescue Mission, $4,726.49 to replace the salad bar and add air curtains to the food preparation area.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina, $4,200 to host a weekly study hall for “littles.”Salina Media Connection, $4,000[...]

Community foundation sponsors SAYP's Party with a Purpose

Congratulations to the Love, Chloe Foundation! They were the grand prize winners at the Salina Area Young Professionals 3rd Annual Party with a Purpose Lip Sync Battle, held Friday, September 6, 2019, at Paramout Bar. As the winners, they received a check for $2,019.  In addition to a sponsorship from the community foundation, the event raised funds through raffle ticket sales and a $5 charge for all attendees. Other nonprofit participants included the Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank, the Salina Alzheimer's Association and Ashby House. The Love, Chloe Foundation makes it to the final round of the lip sync battle at Party With[...]