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Assaria Community Fund awards grant

The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded a grant from the Assaria Community Fund. The Assaria Family Park Committee received $1,000 to purchase two new bike racks for the park. As park usage continues to increase, so does the number of bicycles on park grounds. The committee plans to place these new racks at both […]

GSCF announces grant cycles for new fiscal year

The Greater Salina Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its August grant cycle. Online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2019. Over $135,000 is currently available through the following funds: Assaria Community Fund – supports charitable projects that improve quality of life for citizens of Assaria, Kansas. Dane G. Hansen […]

Women Helping Women program reaches milestone

SALINA, Kan.—The Greater Salina Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the Women Helping Women Fund has now awarded more than $100,000 back to women in the community since 2011. This fund provides emergency assistance grants to help women in crisis get back on their feet. As a permanent resource for women who are struggling, […]

Community foundation awards over $60,000 in scholarships

The Greater Salina Community Foundation has awarded over $60,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. The following recipients were recognized at a banquet held at the Salina Country Club on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The Alice A. Riggs Ell-Saline K-State Scholarship is for graduates of Ell-Saline High School who will attend […]

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 […]