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 Friday, May 1, 2020. This year, over $60,000 is available to charitable projects within the Post Rock service area, which includes Lincoln County and all communities served by USD 298 and 299. This cycle will fund local community projects that meet one or more of the following criteria: Programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.Projects that improve the quality of life for Post Rock area residents.Projects that support the public[...]

Socially Responsible Investing Options

Socially Responsible Investing OptionsToday, more and more people are choosing to invest based on personal values that consider both financial return and social impact. This is known as socially responsible investing (SRI). The community foundation is pleased to offer SRI options for your fund! A quick summary of socially responsible investing (SRI)In general, socially responsible investors encourage corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights, and diversity. Some avoid businesses involved in alcohol, tobacco, fast food, gambling, pornography, weapons, contraception/abortion, fossil fuel production or the military. These are often summarized into three areas: environment, social justice, and corporate governance. What[...]