Fund for Greater Salina (Unrestricted Community Grant Fund)

The Fund for Greater Salina is an unrestricted community grant fund created by individuals who have contributed money to the Foundation for charitable uses to address present and future needs of Saline County.

This fund is perfect  for donors who wish to make an impact in their community, but do not have a  specific cause in mind. Grants from this fund are used for a variety of charitable causes and also help support the match pool for GSCF’s Match Madness.

All applicants will need to complete a grant application form through our online grant system.  Click on “Apply for a Grant,” on the right to get started.  Use access code “GSCF” to apply for Greater Salina Community Foundation Grants.

Click here to review additional Grant Guidelines.

Donors who make a contribution of $5,000 or more to the Fund for Greater Salina will receive permanent name recognition.

Bob & Marcia Anderson
Clark, Mize & Linville, Chtd.
Bradley & Christina Daily
Don & Opal Dieckhoff
Tex & Betty Fury Fund
Home Telephone Company, Inc.
Joe & Mildred Pankaskie
Joy D. Peterson Memorial Fund
Chester B. & Laurabelle Smith
Charles E. Stevens Fund
Michael & Alice Sullivan
The Turning Point

A Lasting Contribution

Don Dieckhoff was known by many as Santa Claus. He was a community leader and philanthropist during his life. He and his wife, Opal, who preceded him in death by slightly more than one year, supported numerous local charities.

The legacy left by the Dieckhoffs has benefited numerous charitable programs and projects over the years. Don’s estate gift established the Fund for Greater Salina unrestricted community grant fund.

The Foundation makes grants from this fund annually through an application process. In our first 14 years, $770,000 has been granted from this fund back to the community.

This unrestricted gift showed the faith Don had in the Foundation, to leave funds that will always be used to meet current community needs.