Organization Fund Benefits

There are several other benefits to having an organization fund with the Foundation:

  • We offer educational workshops for the benefit of nonprofit organizations, their staff and board members at a reduced rate.
  • Our staff is available for consultation with you, your board members, and potential donors of your organization.
  • Your organization will be listed in the Foundation’s annual report, on our website, in our Holiday Card program and are sometimes featured in our quarterly newsletter.

Regardless if your organization has a fund at the Foundation, we still offer opportunities for all nonprofit organizations and others performing charitable work in the Salina area to apply for grants from the Foundation’s Fund for Greater Salina. A call for applications is announced in the Foundation’s newsletter, on our website, and through the mass media.

Seize the Moment Grants are offered on an ongoing basis throughout the year. These are small, quick grants that respond to immediate needs in our community. A limited amount of the Foundation’s unrestricted grant funds are set aside to support these grant opportunities that occur outside our regular grant cycle.

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[...]