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Mission Kitchen Restores Hope for the Hungry

For those who are hungry and struggling to make ends meet, the Salina Rescue Mission is a place of hope in the Salina community. “It is important for people to know where their next meal is coming from so that they can focus on what they need to do to work towards securing a job, […]

Salina Central Robotics Changes Students’ Lives Beyond the Classroom

With grant support from the L.P. “Pat” Mullen Fund, the Salina Central High School robotics program is going beyond the classroom to change students’ lives. What would Rebekah Franklin’s life be like if she hadn’t joined the robotics team? “Boring. Sad. Probably lonely,” said the Salina Central High School junior. “I’d probably still be eating […]

Socially Responsible Investing Options

Socially Responsible Investing OptionsToday, more and more people are choosing to invest based on personal values that consider both financial return and social impact. This is known as socially responsible investing (SRI). The community foundation is pleased to offer SRI options for your fund! A quick summary of socially responsible investing (SRI)In general, socially responsible […]

‘My Glass is Half Full’

After a horrific car accident in 2013, Jake Mitchell, 80, recovered with the help of Presbyterian Manor and Salina Family YMCA. Now, through his trust, he plans to give back to each organization at the end of his life. No matter what challenge life throws his way, Jake Mitchell always looks on the bright side. […]

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7 Ways to Give Back & Help Our Community

The start of a new year (and a new decade) is upon us! This is a great time to get inspired and set new goals. Perhaps one of those goals will focus on getting more involved the community or finding new nways to give back. As you dream big and make plans for 2020, consider […]

A Safe Place to Play

The Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas (DVACK) serves as a haven for victims of domestic or sexual violence. Oftentimes, children accompany their non-offending parent to receive DVACK services. In 2018, DVACK served 283 children, equating to 37% of DVACK’s clientele. Due to a lack of space and resources, however, the organization was unable to […]

Over $80,000 in student scholarships available

Over $80,000 in student scholarships available SALINA, Kan.—The Greater Salina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year. This year more than $80,000 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 […]

Tetlow-Downs Community Scholarship accepting applications

Tetlow-Downs Community Scholarship accepting applications SALINA, Kan.—The Greater Salina Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Tetlow-Downs Community Scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year. Applicants must be Lakeside High School graduating seniors who wish to attend a public or private college and pursue a major in a STEM area. Agriculture students may also be […]

Oakdale Students Grow Through the Gift of Robotics

Last year, on Giving Tuesday, Oakdale Elementary School received a $1,000 grant from the Greater Salina Community Foundation to start a First LEGO League Robotics team. First LEGO League is a national robotics building competition that gives students a real-world problem to solve as a team. They work together to design and program the LEGO […]