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Foundation welcomes new staff members

The Greater Salina Community Foundation announces the following new hires: Kora Copas has joined the foundation as a staff accountant. A native of Courtland, Kansas, Copas has a bachelor’s degree in business management and accounting from Kansas Wesleyan University. In her new role, she will support the foundation’s finance department in the areas of gift […]

Saint Francis Ministries receives YW Legacy Grant

On behalf of the Elden V. Miller Family Charitable Trust, the Greater Salina Community Foundation has awarded $4,077 to Saint Francis Ministries to support child victims of human trafficking. This grant will help provide specialized treatment for young girls who have survived child sex trafficking through Saint Francis’ Clover House, a residential therapy program. This […]

Assaria Community Fund accepting grant applications

The Greater Salina Community Foundation is accepting applications for grants from the Assaria Community Fund. Grants will be awarded to charitable projects that improve the quality of life for citizens in Assaria, Kansas. Online applications open April 15, 2019 and are due June 1. Requests up to $1,500 will be considered. More information and application […]

Community foundation awards $27,000 in community grants

SALINA, Kan.— In its final grant cycle of the 2019 fiscal year, the Greater Salina Community Foundation awarded $27,226 to 10 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County. Recipients include: USD 305, $4,300 to purchase a Boss Laser cutter for the Salina South Middle School Technology Education program. Salina Area Technical College, $4,000 to support […]

Match Madness raises over $325,500 for area nonprofits

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation hosted Salina’s 8th annual Match Madness giving day on Thursday, March 22, at Salina Fieldhouse. In 24 hours, over $325,500 was raised for 72 area nonprofit organizations through donations and bonus prizes. A total of 751 unique donors contributed a record-breaking total of $319,444 through 2,011 gifts. This […]

Match Madness set for March 21 at Salina Fieldhouse

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation will host Salina’s eighth annual Match Madness giving day on Thursday, March 21, 2019. On this day, donations to any of the 72 participating charities will be matched up to 50%. All donations will go to the organization’s endowed fund held at the Greater Salina Community Foundation. These […]

Sharing the Love with Community Grants

During our recent community grant cycle, more than $43,000 was awarded to 13 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County! We’re excited to #ShareTheLove with all of our recipients this week! This round of grants was made possible by three funds at the community foundation: Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, which supports projects and […]

Youth baseball and softball grants available for 2019 season

SALINA, Kan.—The Greater Salina Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the Youth Baseball Fund and the Sunflower Softball Fund. Applications open on February 1, 2019. These funds support local youth who would otherwise not be able to participate in baseball or softball due to limited financial resources. Grants may be used to cover registration […]

Community foundation awards $43,000 in community grants

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded more than $43,000 to 13 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County. The foundation will present grants during a “Share the Love” grant tour on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Recipients include: Lakewood Discovery Center, $5,000 to build a sensory learning garden with an interactive, ADA-accessible area […]

Over $70,000 in student scholarships available for 2019-2020

  The Greater Salina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. This year more than $70,000 will be distributed to area students through the foundation’s 31 scholarship funds. Eligible scholarship applicants include graduating high school seniors, current college students and non-traditional students. Each scholarship has a unique set of criteria […]