In the News

Deadline Nearing for IRA Charitable Contributions

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can make an impact on your favorite charity by making a gift from your IRA to a fund at the community foundation. This is an easy and effective way to make a gift that helps satisfy your required minimum distribution, while also reducing your taxable income. […]

Community foundation to celebrate 20 years of giving back

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation invites the community to its 20th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, November 8, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 638 Francis St., Salina. The evening will kick off with a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by brief remarks and a commemorative video at 6 p.m. Guests will […]

Greater Salina Community Foundation awards $41,000 in community grants

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded over $41,000 to 11 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County. The following organizations received funding: Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas, $5,000 to purchase playground equipment for children who access DVACK services at the organization’s new facility. Heartland Early Education, $5,000 for food to send […]

Community foundation sponsors SAYP’s Party with a Purpose

Congratulations to the Love, Chloe Foundation! They were the grand prize winners at the Salina Area Young Professionals 3rd Annual Party with a Purpose Lip Sync Battle, held Friday, September 6, 2019, at Paramout Bar. As the winners, they received a check for $2,019.  In addition to a sponsorship from the community foundation, the event raised […]

Coming in October: Nonprofit Fundraising University

Area nonprofits are invited to join us for a five-week intense fundraising course presented by Nancy Jackson and Jenna Goodman from Generous Change! Special thanks to GSCF’s 2019-2020 Education Partners for supporting this event. Every Tuesday in October at GSCF • 12-1 p.m. • Lunch Provided $30/Participant • Limited Seating! • Register by Sept. 26 […]

2019 Nancy Klostermeyer Volunteer of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Jessica Goubeaux, the 2019 recipient of the Nancy Klostermeyer Volunteer of the Year Award! This award is co-presented each year by the Salina Area United Way and the Greater Salina Community Foundation at the SAUW Campaign Kickoff and Volunteer Breakfast.

Natalie Wood joins GSCF staff

Natalie Wood has joined the Greater Salina Community Foundation as a grants and scholarships coordinator. A native of Randall, Kansas, Wood earned dual bachelor’s degrees in physical education (recreation/sports management) and communication from Fort Hays State University. In her new role, Natalie will oversee the administration of competitive grants and scholarships in several communities throughout […]

Community foundation announces $3 million estate gift to benefit Salina church, theatre

SALINA—Shirley Drawbaugh, a Salina native, has left an estate gift of $3 million to the Greater Salina Community Foundation for the benefit of First Presbyterian Church and Salina Community Theatre. The fund will permanently provide annual support for each organization. Born in Salina, Drawbaugh graduated from Salina High School in 1946 and Marymount College in […]

Nourish Your Community

Grain farmers have a vital role in moving lives forward; growing food that nourishes our community and the world. The community foundation, too, is committed to improving quality of life in the areas we serve, both today and in the future. Giving a gift of grain is a simple way to make a lasting difference. […]

Meredith Frazier joins GSCF

Meredith Frazier has joined the Greater Salina Community Foundation as a marketing and communications coordinator. Born and raised in Salina, Frazier attended Kansas Wesleyan University and Kansas State University Polytechnic, where she received a bachelor’s degree in technology management with an emphasis in fine arts and graphic design. In her new role, she will support […]