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Match Madness raises over $270,000 for area nonprofits

The Greater Salina Community Foundation hosted Salina’s 7th annual Match Madness giving day on Thursday, March 15, at Salina Fieldhouse. In 24 hours, over $270,000 was raised for 75 area nonprofit organizations through donations and bonus prizes. A total of 744 unique donors contributed a record-breaking total of $267,755.45 through 1,815 gifts. This is the […]

Match Madness set for March 15 at Salina Fieldhouse

The Greater Salina Community Foundation will host Salina’s seventh annual Match Madness giving day on Thursday, March 15, 2018. On this day, donors can multiply their impact when they give to one or more of the 75 participating charities. All donations will go to a participating organization’s endowed fund held at the Greater Salina Community […]

Saline County Strategic Doing Update

Saline County’s third Strategic Doing session was held on Thursday, February 15 at the Salina Innovation Foundation. 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 each group’s update in the videos below. Hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation […]

Clean-up Grant Deadline is March 1

The deadline to apply for Dane G. Hansen Community Clean-Up Grants is quickly approaching! Applications are due March 1, 2018. Clean-up grants are designed to assist with community beautification efforts, to eliminate the financial barrier to clean-up projects such as land fill fees and equipment rental, and to promote community pride and encourage volunteerism. Grants […]

Community foundation announces December grant recipients

Nine local nonprofits have received funding through the Greater Salina Community Foundation’s December grant cycle. A total of $28,365 was awarded from the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for GSCF, the L.P. “Pat” Mullen Fund, the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Fund for Early Childhood Care, Education & Development. The following organizations received […]

2018 YW Legacy Grant recipients announced

The Greater Salina Community Foundation has awarded a total of $20,477 in YW Legacy Grants to seven local organizations. Grants will fund projects that align with the mission of the former YWCA of Salina. Established in 2006, the YW Legacy Fund supports programs that encourage women’s growth and leadership, help children attain their greatest potential, […]

Third ‘Strategic Doing’ to be held February 15

Saline County’s next “Strategic Doing” will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, February 15, at the Salina Innovation Foundation, 336 S. Santa Fe Ave., Salina. The meeting will focus on advancing the top community improvement projects identified by residents in December. Groups will provide an update on their projects and receive peer feedback on ways […]

GSCF is now hiring

The Greater Salina Community Foundation is seeking a part-time administrative assistant and a full-time grants and scholarships coordinator for GSCF and its affiliates. The part-time administrative assistant will provide administrative support to the foundation. Competence with Microsoft Office Suite is required, as are excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Previous experience is strongly preferred. The full-time […]

Community foundation appoints new executive director

The Greater Salina Community Foundation board of directors has appointed Jessica Martin president and executive director, effective January 1, 2018. In her eight years with the foundation, Martin has served in many different roles, including affiliate and youth coordinator and grants and scholarships coordinator. During that time, she gained a thorough understanding of the community […]

2018-2019 Scholarship Applications Now Open

The Greater Salina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 school year. This year, more than $100,000 will be distributed to area students through the foundation’s 29 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 established […]