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 Regional Health Foundation CHIP Fund
Supports programs and projects that improve the quality of life for children. Funds are provided to the Foundation for distribution through the Fund for Greater Salina.

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.

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