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.

Jewell County Community Fund
Provides annual grants for charitable projects that benefit Jewell County communities and citizens.

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. Visit their website 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

Strategic Doing #4 Recap

Saline County's fourth Strategic Doing session was held on Monday, May 21 at the Salina Art Center. GSCF staff provided attendees with an overview of local funding sources and provided some guidance on the grant application process. Representatives from each of the 10 working groups gave updates on their projects and presented plans for the next 60-90 days. You can watch some of the group updates in the videos below! (Due to some technical difficulties, we do not have videos for all groups - our apologies.) Hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and the Greater Salina Community Foundation, this was the fourth[...]

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