Founding Donors

Part of what makes the Greater Salina Community Foundation successful is the enormous support from our community. Our Founding Donors, made up of families, local businesses and private foundations, came together to support the vision of the community foundation before it even existed.

Individuals & Families
John W. & Sherilyn Adams
William & Jane Alsop
Donald B. & Evelyn L. Amend
Dana & Sue Anderson
Mike Berkley
Robert B. & Lila A. Berkley
Pat & Linda Bolen & Family
Janis Broman
Kim E. & Conee L. Brown
N.B. Butcher/Michael N. Rodenbeek
W.F. & Ruth M. Cathcart-Rake
Lewis C. & Helen A. Crawford
Donald H. & Opal A. Dieckhoff
John & Deborah Divine
Henry & Betty Dreher Family
Keith & Liz Duckers
Thomas D. & Lou Ann Dunn
Clay D. & Judith D. Edmands
Linda L. Ellison
Paul D. Ellison
Tex E. & Elizabeth E. Fury
Helen L. Graves
William H. & Helen M. Graves
Arlo R., Louise, & Mark A. Gruenthal
Lee & Louise Haworth
Joseph O. Pamela J. Hodges
Ray E. House
Harry H. & Sara W. Huber
Gerald L. & Barbara A. Hunter
Joan Jerkovich
Harry J. & Ann Lee Jett
Paul E. & Carol A. Junk
William P. & Patricia L. Knox
Alan L. & Martha Kruckemeyer
Linda M. Lawrence
Charles E. Livingston
Jerry R. & Carolyn J. Lundgrin
Frieda J. Mai
Evelyn M. Maxwell
Rex R. & Jean McArthur
Larry W. & Claire McCoach
Berniece McCullick
Bill S. & Peggy Medina
Robert F. Miller &/or Miller, Inc.
Robert H. & Linda M. Miller
Gretchen Morgenstern
William J. Myers
Joseph E. & Mildred T. Pankaskie
Tom & Nancy Pestinger
John E. & Joy D. Peterson
Ben A. Sellers Family
Mrs. Ralph E. Reitz
Raymond W. & Virginia M. Richardson
James E. & Nancy A. Roderick
Rex S. & Carol L. Romeiser
Ramon W. & Glenda L. Schmidt
James R. & Elizabeth Scholten
Al & Doris Schwan
Jeanne & Steven Sebree
Milo G. & Carol Ann Sloo
Boyd E. & Heather M. Smith
David E. & Linda L. Smith
Elizabeth & Harry W. Steele Family
Charles E. Stevens, Jr.
Milton I. Stiefel
Brad R. Stuewe & Paula A. Fried
Larry & Millie Triplett
William R. & Ella L. Umphrey
Tom & Jan Wilson
John P. & Donna J. Young
Lee E. & Christine Young
Business Entities
Advantage Trust Company
Bank of America
Bennington State Bank
Bethany College
Bethany Home Association
Brown & Brown, Inc.
City of Salina
Clark, Mize, & Linville, Chartered
Clubine & Rettele, Chartered
Exline, Inc.
Farm & Family Insurance Associates, Inc.
Green Lantern, Inc.
Hampton & Royce, LC
Kennedy & Coe, LLC
The Landes Companies, Inc.
McShares, Inc.
St. John’s Military School
Salina Area Chamber of Commerce
Stevens Contractors, Inc.
Sunflower Bank, N.A.
UMB-National Bank of America
Waddell & Reed, Inc.
Wells Fargo Advisors
Wilson & Company, Engineers & Architects

Foundations
ADM Foundation
Q.A. Applequist Family Foundation
Earl Bane Foundation
Hale Family Foundation
A. John & Barbara A. Hauptli Foundation
Verla Nesbitt Joscelyn Foundation
The Logan Foundation
Don C. & Florence M. McCune Foundation
The Morrison Foundation
Salina Regional Health Foundation
Darwin L. & Delma Sampson Foundation
Smoot Charitable Foundation
John K. Vanier Family Foundation
Walker Family Foundation
YMCA Foundation 

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[...]