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 now accepting grant applications

The Post Rock Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Monday, October 1, 2018. Over $59,000 in grants are available within the Post Rock service area, which includes all communities served by USD 298 and 299. Funding includes $50,000 from the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund; $4,198 from the Post Rock Community Action Fund; $4,476 from the Post Rock Healthy Living Fund/Kansas Health Foundation Fund; and $924 from the Sylvan Area Fund. Grants will be awarded through a competitive application process to charitable community improvement projects that address the present and future needs the[...]

Community foundation awards over $60,000 in grants

The Post Rock Community Foundation recently awarded over $60,000 in spring grants to area nonprofits. Grants were funded through the foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Post Rock Healthy Living Fund and the Kansas Health Foundation Fund. The following organizations received funding: Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation, $13,000 to develop a countywide master plan focused on increasing healthy lifestyle opportunities for residents. Lincoln County Rescue Squad, $13,000 to replace outdated equipment. Lincoln County/Sylvan Grove Rural Fire District, $12,000 to upgrade bunker gear for firefighters. USD 299, $6,000 to update equipment used by the visual communication class, which includes screen[...]