Mission & History

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance quality of life, today and in the future, by:

  • Enabling donors to fulfill their charitable desires
  • Building a permanent endowment
  • Facilitating prudent management and care of funds
  • Meeting needs through grants, awards, and scholarships;

Our History

The Post Rock Community Foundation was founded on February 1, 2010, to serve as a vehicle for charitable giving benefiting the entire Lincoln County community and those served by USD 298 and USD 299. The Foundation is a permanent source of charitable assets to meet both emerging and existing needs of the local communities.

The Post Rock Community Foundation evolved from the Sylvan Area Foundation. The Sylvan Area Foundation was started in 2002 and served primarily as an annual fundraising organization to serve the geographical area of the Sylvan Unified School District. After several years, the Sylvan Area Foundation’s Board of Directors made the decision to terminate the Foundation in order to start an endowment foundation that would be able to serve not only the needs of today, but also the needs of the future. The decision was also made to affiliate with the Greater Salina Community Foundation and increase the service area to include all of Lincoln County and those served by USD 298 and USD 299.

The Foundation believes that as a community we are stronger than we are as individuals. This belief is reflected in our rope logo.

“The idea of a rope– individual fibers braided together to make a stronger whole– inspired this design. The same principle applies in a community: many individuals and groups working together to do what cannot be done alone. The Community Foundation provides a ‘rope’ for this area, enabling projects and furthering creative ideas that might unravel without community help and support.”
– Pamela Harris, Designer

The Post Rock Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation in Salina, Kansas. The Greater Salina Community Foundation was established in 1999 and is led by Executive Director, Bill Grevas. Currently, the Greater Salina Community Foundation hosts 13 regional affiliate foundations and has more than $200 million in assets, including its affiliate assets.

Recent News

Post Rock Community Foundation accepting grant applications

SYLVAN GROVE, Kan.— The Post Rock Community Foundation is accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open March 1 and are due Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Over $50,000 is available to charitable projects within the Post Rock service area, which includes Lincoln County and all communities served by USD 298 and 299. Grants will be awarded from the following: Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.Post Rock Community Action Fund – available for projects that improve the quality of life for Post Rock[...]

February is Match Month

Our Story We want to share the story of us. The Post Rock Community Foundation. And you. The Post Rock Community Foundation helps donors make impact in the community through charitable giving. Since its inception, the community foundation has awarded over $400,000 in grants to Lincoln County and the communities served by USD 298 and USD 299. This would not have been possible without the generosity of donors from both the past and today. Tomorrow's branches grow from the seeds of yesterday. February is Match Month. By making a Match Month gift in February, you can help the foundation write a story of growth and[...]