Why Give

Why Give Through the Community Foundation?

  1. You want to leave a lasting legacy. Because of the power of endowment, the names and goals of these funds live forever creating a lasting legacy while providing sustainability for future generations. Click here to see an illustration of endowment.
  2. You want to save time and money. The Foundation provides administrative and grant making support eliminating the need for donors to set up separate institutions, formulate policies, file innumerable forms and monitor the status of grant recipients.
  3. You want flexibility. The Foundation has the flexibility to respond to the future needs of the community through variance power. If the original donor intent of a gift no longer exists, the local Board of Directors can direct the fund to other uses closely related to the donors’ interests.
  4. You want local knowledge. Our Board of Directors is composed of local community members representing the Post Rock area. This local knowledge will help us to better identify and serve the needs in our communities.
  5. You need a tax deduction. The Post Rock Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation which is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts made to the Post Rock Community Foundation are tax deductible.

 

How Can You Participate?

The great part about a community foundation is that anyone can participate, making this truly a community effort.

  1. Establish a fund to provide support for your favorite charitable organization or cause, for both today’s needs and those beyond your lifetime. (All fund types are listed on our home page slider.  Click through and see which one fits your needs the best).
  2. Contribute to any of our existing funds that match your charitable interests. (A list of our funds can be accessed by clicking through our sliders of different fund types on our home page).
  3. Support your community with a gift to the Post Rock Community Action Fund, allowing PRCF to respond to current local needs.
  4. Help support the work of the Foundation by contributing to the Post Rock Administrative Fund.
  5. Encourage your favorite charity to establish an organization fund to provide ongoing support for their work.
  6. Apply for a grant from the Post Rock Community Action Fund or any of our other grants listed on our grants page.
  7. Attend community foundation events and workshops to learn more about estate planning, charitable giving, building endowments and other related topics.
  8. Tell your friends about the Post Rock Community Foundation and the services that we provide.

 

 

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[...]