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Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Children’s Fund

Russell County Area Community Foundation LogoThe Russell County Area Community Foundation has announced grant applications are being accepted now until March 15 for the Children's Fund.

The purpose of the grant is to support charitable projects and programs that improve the health and well-being of children in the Russell County Area. Applications are available online at www.rcacf.net or at the Community Foundation office, 507 Main, phone 785-445-3611.

"About $15,000 in total grants is available this year through the Children's Fund. This is the third year the Community Foundation has awarded this grant and we invite area organizations and nonprofits to submit innovative proposals that will improve the quality of life of children living in the Russell County area," said Angela Muller, Executive Director of the Community Foundation. Previous grants supported youth public health projects, school field trips, and literacy campaigns.

The Children's Fund was created with a gift from the Kansas Health Foundation, the state's largest private foundation, located in Wichita, KS. Russell County Area Community Foundation received a $350,000 grant from the Health Foundation when RCACF completed the GROW I challenge in 2008. Many generous donors have since contributed to the fund.

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