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 $56,000 in community grants

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded over $56,000 to 13 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County. The following organizations received funding: Ashby House, Ltd., $5,000 to install a key-card entry security door to the front of the building. USD 306 Southeast of Saline, $5,000 to purchase a CNC Plasma Table so that Agriculture Mechanics students can learn new technology and design projects. Kansas Wesleyan University, $4,684.90 to improve the sound system for Fitzpatrick Auditorium with new microphones and amplifier. Salina Art Center, $4,280 to assist with incorporating scientific concepts and vocabulary into art classes. USD 306 Southeast of Saline, $5,000 to[...]

Foundation announces opening of new grant cycle

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its February grant cycle. Online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2021. Over $65,000 is currently available through the following funds: Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – supports projects or programs that address arts and culture, community beautification, community social services and security, conservation and environment, education and health care. Fund for Early Childhood Care, Education and Development - supports organizations or programs whose work furthers the care, education, development, health, safety and human service needs of children ages 0-6 to better prepare them for kindergarten. Kansas[...]