Administrative Funds

Our Founding Donors set the tone for our work in the community 15 years ago, when they stepped up to help establish a new foundation- an entirely new concept to most of them.  Each of our Founders is different; individual, yet they all have a common bond, and that is faith in our community.  Each too, showed tremendous generosity when they established our administrative endowment.  Everything we do at the Foundation is a reflection of that faith and generosity.

The Greater Salina Community Foundation Administrative Fund
The Administrative Fund is the engine that keeps the Foundation going. By contributing to this fund, you are helping the Foundation grow faster to help improve the quality of life for Saline County.

Youth GrantMakers Fund
Supports administrative needs and provides grant funds for the Youth GrantMakers Council.

Recent News

Community foundation awards $37,000 in community grants

Community foundation awards $37,000 in community grants SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded over $37,000 to 10 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County. The following organizations received funding: The Kansas Food Bank, $5,000 to provide chronically hungry K-8 students and siblings free weekend food packets in the 2020-2021 school year.Little Samaritans Child Development Center, Inc, $2,400 to purchase new playground equipment to encourage and improve outside play and opportunities for pre-school students ages 3-5.Ashby House, $2,801.91 to create a youth recreational program to focus on encouraging active outdoor play for older children while they reside in the safe[...]

Over $80,000 in student scholarships available

SALINA, Kan.—The Greater Salina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 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 has a unique set of criteria established by donors to the foundation. Depending on the scholarship, awards range from $250 to $10,000, and some are renewable for up to four years. Scholarships are not necessarily based on financial need. All scholarship applications must be submitted through the community foundation’s online scholarship portal by February[...]