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GSCF’s COVID-19 Response

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to update our valued partners about actions GSCF is taking during this time. We are working proactively to: Provide timely and accurate support and service to our clients, grantees and advisors. Ensure the safety of our staff and event attendees. Protect the organization’s assets. The […]

Community foundation announces Match Madness changes amid public health concerns

The Greater Salina Community Foundation has issued the following statement regarding changes to the Match Madness giving day event, scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020: After careful consideration of public health concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the public Match Madness event at the Salina Fieldhouse on March 19. While […]

Estate Gift Reflects Doctor’s Diverse Interests in Life

In all aspects of life, Dr. Charles Livingston wanted only the best. Although Dr. Livingston passed away almost two years ago, his passion for excellence and giving back continues to impact 12 local charities. Dr. Livingston moved to Salina in 1965, after accepting a job at the Salina Clinic. He loved to learn and was […]

Match Madness 2020 Information

The Greater Salina Community Foundation will once again host Salina’s annual Match Madness giving day on Thursday, March 19, 2020. On this day, donations to any of the 74 participating charities will be matched up to 50%. The list of participating charities can be found online at All donations made on March 19 will […]

Salvation Army Archery Program Gives Youth Something to Aim For

Since its launch just over a year ago, the Salina Salvation Army’s new indoor archery program is positively impacting the lives of local youth.  While all participants have visibly grown in confidence and self-discipline, Capt. Lynn Lopez said the transformation has been especially noticeable for one student with special needs. “I got him from the […]

Altrusa Donates Sweet Cases for Foster Kids

Thanks to Altrusa International of Salina, Kansas, daily life is now a little easier for some youth in foster care who are navigating stressful life changes. When Brenda Smith learned that foster children often only receive two trash bags to transport their personal belongings, she was moved to help find a better way for these […]

Blessing Others Through Laundry Love

It all started with a simple act of kindness. In 2011, a young woman who lived in Debbie Rivers’ neighborhood made a Facebook post about not having any food to eat. Rivers knew the family had fallen on some hard times, so she started inviting her neighbor over for weekly dinners. Rivers never imagined what […]

Community foundation awards $35,000 in community grants

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded over $35,000 to 12 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County. The following organizations received funding: USD 306 Southeast of Saline, $5,000 to install an on-campus, 12-hole disc golf course for use by students and the public. League of Women Voters of Kansas, $5,000 to host […]

Summer Art Program Offers Healing to the Freeland Family

To Linda Freeland, artwork was always more than just a piece of material or a simple photo. In her eyes, artwork was a story. “She always wanted to hear the story behind the artwork I did in school,” said Michael Freeland, one of Linda’s sons. “My mom shared in my love of all things artistic.” […]

Youth baseball and softball grants available for 2020 season

SALINA, Kan.—As a local youth baseball coach, Jason Wells has seen families struggle to support their child’s love of the game, due to the rising cost of youth sports. “Equipment, uniforms, league fees and tournament fees can make baseball an expensive youth sport,” said Wells. “Our team does whatever it can to keep costs reasonable, […]