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Grant to a Russell County, Kansas Public Agency, School,
or Charitable Recipient for a New Charitable Project

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Greater Salina Community Foundation (GSCF) - Russell County Area Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/01/18 11:59 PM (CST)


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Grant of $30,000 to a Russell County, Kansas nonprofit organization, municipality, school, or religious institution to establish a charitable project with a significant effect on local communities. Funding is intended for a wide range of areas, including programs in health and human services, arts, education, spirituality, and environment. Although the Board will consider a request for funding that is the same or similar to a previously approved grant, preference will be given to new and innovative grant requests.

The board can choose to grant to any of the following requests.
-Project or program support- supports specific projects or programs that are often linked to an organization’s service
-Operating or general support—supports the work of an organization from administrative expenses to program costs
-Endowments—a permanent gift to be invested to provide income for continued support for an organization
-Seed money—to establish or initiate a new project, program or organization. Seed money can cover salaries and other operating expenses of a new project (also known as start-up funds).
-Capacity building—activities that strengthen an organization and help it fulfill its mission either through staff and equipment, new building or renovation, publications, training, and convening.
-Capital—supports construction or renovation of a facility

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151178

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Community Foundation will consider grant requests from all 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, government/public entities, educational institutions, and churches.

Unless stated otherwise, applications that benefit the greater good of the population or the community are preferred and are restricted to Russell County, KS and communities served by USD 399 & 407.

Other organizations such as for-profit entities, volunteer groups, and individuals will only be considered if the request is for a charitable community grant. The Foundation encourages all other organizations to find a non-profit fiscal partner. If that is not possible, you will need to practice expenditure responsibility including submitting receipts.

No staff member, or staff member's family shall benefit from any grant. Further, no advisor, volunteer, or donor who is involved in the grant review or recommendation of a grant shall benefit from any grant.

The Foundation will not consider grants to the following:
-Political projects of any kind
-Organizations or projects that practice discrimination by race, color, creed, sex, age, or national origin
-Operating deficits or retirement of debt

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are invited to submit a letter of inquiry online between January 1 and February 1. All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm (CST) on the day of the deadline.

You will be notified by email if your organization received full or partial funding or in some cases, if funding has been denied. Decisions are typically made within 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.

In order for the Community Foundation to consider your request, you must have an EIN or Tax ID Number. If your organization does not have either number, please contact the Foundation before you apply.

Applicants may apply for more than one project during the same grant cycle.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Please contact if you have questions.

Angela Muller, Executive Director
(785) 445-3611

Russell County Area Community Foundation
P.O. Box 172
507 N. Main Russell, KS 67665-0172

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USA: Kansas: Russell County