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

PRCF receives $2,500 from America's Farmers Grow Communities

Lincoln County farmers Alan and Vicki Aufdemberge recently won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to the Post Rock Community Foundation. The donation will go the PRCF general fund and be used toward grants given in the PRCF area.  Pictured (L-R) are Joe Biggs, PRCF board member; Morgan Nitsch, Central Valley Ag Field Sales Agronomist; Vicki and Alan Aufdemberge; and Jennifer O’Hare, PRCF board member.[...]

Apply Now for Fall Grants!

Post Rock Community Foundation (PRCF) is now accepting fall grant applications. Grants will be awarded from the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Post Rock Community Action Fund, with a focus on improving quality of life in Lincoln County and communities served by USD 298 and USD 299 school districts. Grants are available for projects and programs that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. Preference will be given to applications that include community involvement and volunteerism. The Foundation will consider applications from non-profit organizations, individuals, and groups of[...]