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

Community foundation awards over $71,000 in spring grants

Community foundation awards over $71,000 in spring grants SYLVAN GROVE, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Post Rock Community Foundation awarded over $71,000 to sixteen projects throughout Lincoln County and those served by USD 298 and USD 299. The following organizations received funding: Lincoln County, $3,280 to replace volunteer firefighter equipment for Hunter Rural Fire Department. Lincoln County, $5,000 for the Ambulance Service to replace Cardiac Monitor and Defibrillators. Sylvan Grove Fair and Agriculture Association, $14,875 to replace sections of bleachers for the fair. City of Lucas, $2,000 to help fund new building furnishings for the Lucas Public Library. Rouner Post 309, $2,000 to replace[...]

Community Foundation sees record Match Month

SYLVAN GROVE, Kan.— The Post Rock Community Foundation (PRCF) saw a record Match Month in February generating $95,106.70 from 155 different donors. Add in the match from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and the total Match Month proceeds amount to $170,106.70. "We were thrilled with the results of this year's Match Month," PRCF Match Month Committee Chairman John Baetz said. "Given the coronavirus turmoil of the past 12 months many on the Post Rock Community Foundation board were worried it would be difficult to duplicate the success of last year's Match Month, let alone more than double the donations of last[...]