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 Community Foundation for Cloud County was founded on October 15, 2002, to serve as a vehicle for charitable giving benefiting communities in Cloud County. The Foundation is a permanent source of charitable assets to meet both emerging and existing needs of the local communities.

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 Community Foundation for Cloud County is one of thirteen affiliates in the Greater Salina Community Foundation (GSCF) in Salina, Kansas. The Greater Salina Community Foundation was established in 1999 and is led by Executive Director, Jessica Martin. Including its affiliates, GSCF has more than $200 million in assets.

Recent News

Match Madness raises over $65,000

Thank you, Cloud County! Match Madness, held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, was a great success, raising over $65,000 for area nonprofits. This was the most successful giving day to date, as contributions totaled $29,000 more than last year. In 24 hours, 162 donors contributed a record-breaking total of $65,188.50 to the endowed funds of 31 area nonprofit organizations and community funds. The foundation matched all 360 gifts proportionally from a pool of $30,000. Together, Match Madness donations and matching funds combined for a total impact of over $95,000 for the Cloud County community. All donated and matching funds will go to the endowed[...]

Clean-up Grant Deadline is March 1

The deadline to apply for Dane G. Hansen Community Clean-Up Grants is quickly approaching! Applications are due March 1, 2018. Clean-up grants are designed to assist with community beautification efforts, to eliminate the financial barrier to clean-up projects such as land fill fees and equipment rental, and to promote community pride and encourage volunteerism. Grants can be used for equipment rental, dumpster rental, landfill fees, paint or other consumable supplies, and for support of volunteers. Grants are not intended for the removal of unsafe structures or landscaping projects. Here are some simple, creative ideas that qualify for clean-up grants: Purchase of dumpsters to[...]