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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. Update […]

Community foundation awards over $83,000 in scholarships

Community foundation awards over $83,000 in scholarships SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation has awarded over $83,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. This includes 14 scholarships that are being renewed for recipients from previous years. The Alice A. Riggs Ell-Saline K-State Scholarship is for graduates of Ell-Saline High School […]

Community foundation accepting grant applications

SALINA, Kan.— 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, 2020. This cycle, $89,000 is available for charitable projects in Saline County that meet one or more of the following criteria: Projects that improve the quality of life […]

SalinaThreads: Buy Local, Wear Local, Support Local

To give back to the community and encourage others to do the same, Messenger Total Promotions and Mr. Freeland Design have partnered to launch SalinaThreads.com, a community-themed t-shirt store with a purpose. This new initiative supports charity organizations in the Salina area.  “Our mission with SalinaThreads is to provide an avenue for our community members […]

Puppet Show Debuts on Facebook

The Friends of the River Foundation is taking their educational puppet show online, with help from a grant from the Greater Salina Community Foundation. To teach elementary school children about wildlife found on the Smoky Hill River, the Friends of the River Foundation uses puppets designed by Spartle Twee Puppet Factory for the Salina Arts […]

The Homestead Ministry receives YW Legacy Grant

SALINA, Kan.—On behalf of the Elden V. Miller Family Charitable Trust, the Greater Salina Community Foundation has awarded $5,000 to The Homestead Ministry to establish a Salina chapter of the organization. Based in Manhattan, Kansas, The Homestead provides a safe, residential transitional care program for women who are survivors of the sex trafficking industry.   […]

Greater Salina Community Foundation awards nonprofit support grants

The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded over $60,000 to assist Saline County organizations with their daily operations and long-term viability in response to COVID-19. The following 18 organizations received funding: The Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas, $7,500 to help cover supplies, staff salaries, personal protective equipment and software to maintain operations remotely. Salina […]

Community foundation offering nonprofit support grants

SALINA, Kan.— The COVID-19 pandemic is not only impacting the daily operations of nonprofit organizations, but also their long-term viability. In response to the challenges facing local nonprofits, the Greater Salina Community Foundation has created the COVID-19 Nonprofit Support Grant Program. These grants will help Saline County nonprofits continue their missions by: Supporting unanticipated needs […]

Community foundation awards $18,000 in community grants

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded over $18,000 to 12 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County. The following organizations received funding: The CASTLE Project, $3,275.97 to purchase STEM learning materials and pay the STEM teacher for the 2020 summer program. Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas, $2,975.97 to help purchase new computers […]

Match Madness raises over $291,000 for area nonprofits

On March 19, 2020, the Greater Salina Community Foundation hosted Salina’s annual Match Madness giving day. Although the event looked different this year due to COVID-19, over $291,000 was raised for 74 nonprofit organizations through donations and bonus prizes in just 24 hours. “I continue to be amazed by our community’s generosity, but, this year […]