Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Fund Guidelines

Field of Interest Funds allow donors to designate a specific cause or geographic area for grant making without having to name a specific organization. Grants are made through an application process administered by the Foundation and/or with a special advisory group with expertise in the field of interest.

Assaria Community Foundation Fund
Supports charitable projects in Assaria, KS.

Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund*
Provides grants for arts, education, health/human services, community beautification, environmental projects, and intergenerational projects.

Decatur Community Education Fund
Supports various school programs and capital needs for students in USD 294.

Fund for Early Childhood Care, Education & Development
Supports programs that prepare children for Kindergarten in Saline & Ottawa Counties.

Kansas Health Foundation Fund for GSCF
Provides annual grants for public health needs.

KHF Healthy Communities Initiative Fund
Supports the Community Health Coalition

L.P. “Pat” Mullen Fund
Supports youth education in two fields of interest: arts and humanities and science, technology and invention.

PET Project Fund
Makes annual grants to community projects designated by young donors through Foundation sponsored programs.

Salina Youth Baseball Fund
Provides support for individual players who may not otherwise be able to participate in local baseball leagues and tournaments due to lack of funds for things such as equipment, uniforms and fees.

Rob Schorling Memorial Fund
Provides assistance to families who are dealing with diagnosis and treatment of leukemia. 

Sunflower Bank Softball Showcase Fund
Offers support for the annual showcase for girls who may not otherwise be able to afford to participate.

Triplett Inc. Employee Assistance Fund
Helps employees with unforeseen and critical family needs.

Women Helping Women
Provides emergency grants for women in need. Click here for more information.

YW Legacy Fund
Established after the closing of the YWCA in Salina, this fund makes grants based on the mission of the YWCA.

*These funds are temporary/non-endowed funds.

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[...]