Local News

Community Foundation Raising Funds to Support Local Needs

Russell County Area Community Foundation LogoThe Russell County Area Community Foundation has announced its Winter Days of Giving campaign to raise funds and awareness for charitable needs in the Russell County area.

"Every year, the Community Foundation receives numerous applications to support charitable organizations, students in need, and the disadvantaged throughout Russell County," said Angela Muller, Executive Director of the Foundation. "Unfortunately, these pressing needs exceed the funds that are available to grant."

Donations to the Winter Days of Giving campaign go toward the Foundation Administrative Fund and the Fund for a Better Russell County Area, an endowment that allows the Foundation board of directors to respond to emerging problems and needs in the county. Past charitable recipients include programs to support the arts, education, historic preservation, hunger relief, utility assistance and park development.

"Financial gifts of all sizes are welcome and support permanent endowments that will benefit our communities for generations to come," said Muller. "It is a way that we can work together to preserve our rural way of life."

Donations are tax deductible and receive a 50 percent match from the Kansas Health Foundation GROW II endowment building program. These matching dollars go toward a public health fund to benefit the Russell County area and a Foundation operating fund. This is outside money coming to Russell County to benefit the needs of our current and future generations.

The Russell County Area Community Foundation was established in 2001 to create a permanent source of philanthropy to address current and future community needs through grant making and partnerships. Over the years, the Foundation and its generous donors have directed more than $940,000 to meaningful causes and issues throughout Russell County and beyond.

For more information, contact Angela Muller at 785-445-3611. Donor forms are available online at www.rcacf.net or at the Community Foundation office at 507 N. Main in Russell.

Read More Local News
Jayhawks
Russell, KS weather