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

Deadline Nearing for IRA Charitable Contributions

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can make an impact on your favorite charity by making a gift from your IRA to a fund at the community foundation. This is an easy and effective way to make a gift that helps satisfy your required minimum distribution, while also reducing your taxable income. Who can take advantage of the IRA charitable rollover provision?If you have an IRA and are 70½ or older, you and your spouse (each) can take a tax-free charitable distribution from your IRA. Who can receive the gift? The IRA must be gifted directly to[...]

Post Rock Community Foundation accepting fall grant applications

SYLVAN GROVE, Kan.— The Post Rock Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications open August 1 and are due Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Last fall, a community foundation grant helped the Bud Finch Memorial Community Theatre replace a ripped awning and damaged lighting on its outdoor sign. Funds were used to pay for artwork, purchase materials and cover installation costs. The upgrades are helping create a more vibrant atmosphere in downtown Lincoln. “This grant was essential in allowing us to achieve our goals replacing the awning and fixing the sign. We have received a great deal of positive feedback from community members[...]