Grant Application for the SAUW COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Now Available!

Based upon the charitable structure of the COVID-19 Response Fund, our grants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations,
groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible
contribution, such as schools, faith-based organizations, and other public entities.
We will prioritize community organizations that are providing short-term access to basic needs ie., food, shelter, education,
health, and financial stability.
Please complete the form below, include a copy of your non-profit status and return a copy to Your application will be reviewed within 2 business days. The maximum grant awarded at this time
to applicants will not exceed $5,000.


Grants Awarded

Saline County Department of Senior Services (Salina, KS) - $5,000 to provide dry food commodities and daily essentials such as soaps, toilet paper, and other needed items to seniors.
St John’s Missionary Baptist Church (Salina, KS) - $5,000 to provide supper to youth and seniors.
Twin Valley Education Foundation (Bennington, KS) - $2,500 to provide food, rent or utilities, health needs such as insurance coverage, and educational needs such as internet services.
Solomon Valley Community Foundation (Mitchell County, Beloit, KS) - $500 to create a program for Buy One Get One, where local gift card purchases will be matched with gift cards for grocery assistance for local families in need.
Post Rock Family Services & St John Lutheran Church (Russell, KS) - $2,000 to provide meals to youth
Communities in Schools of Mid-America (Salina, KS) - $5,000 to provide basic needs, food, and educational material via technology to students and families at Lakewood Middle School and Central High School.
Salina Area Technical College Foundation (Salina, KS) - $500 to assist students with the following basic needs rent, utilities, food, gas, bus passes, etc.
New Community Christian Church (Salina, KS) - $500 to place non-perishable items in the Blessing Boxes located at New Community Christian Church, Martin Luther Day Care, and Schilling Grade School.
Salina Public Library (Salina, KS) - $2000 to provide resources for both students and educators increasing the number of digital checkouts for library card holders.  Providing a greater number of materials and easier access to support parents by providing a plethora of free digital resources for our children’s education.    
Salina Housing Authority (Salina, KS) - $5000 to assist families with covering a portion of costs for basic needs such as food, utilities, move-in supplies for tenants and their families who are participating in the Shelter Plus Care and Non-Elderly and Disable programs.
Salina YMCA (Salina, KS) - $2000 to assist in purchasing food for children that cannot be reimbursed by The Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Catholic Charities (Salina, KS) - $2000 to assist households with the following basic needs rent, utilities, and prescriptions.
Republic County Hospital (Republic County) - $5000 to purchase a testing module for a Cepheld instrument which was recently approved by the FDA for testing of COVID-19. 
Sylvan Lucas High School (Sylvan Gove, KS) - $1575 to purchase 9 hot spots for families that need internet access to allow students to continue receiving their education from home without interruption. 
Love Inc of Ottawa County (Minneapolis, KS) - $1000 to purchase food for the food pantry.
Minneapolis Chamber (Minneapolis, KS) - $500 to create a program for Buy One Get One, where local gift card purchases will be matched with gift cards for grocery assistance for local families in need.
Miltonvale Education Charitable Fund (Miltonvale, KS) - $500 to assist families with the following basic needs of food, utilities, rent, etc.
Salina Health Education Foundation (Salina, KS) - $3,000 to assist patients with emergency food vouchers and medications.
First United Methodist Church (Salina, KS) - $1,500 to assist individuals with rent, utilities, gasoline vouchers and CityGo passes.
St Francis Ministries (Salina, KS) - $1,000 to provide food to children whose foster/kinship parents are working full-time providing essential services and not able to transport to schools, not able to walk to schools, or who are self-quarantined and cannot risk exposing others to receive free meals already provided by schools.
Saline County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol and Rescue Squad (Salina, KS) - $2,000 to purchase PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) so that services such as picking up prescriptions and groceries for individuals can be provided to our community.
The Salvation Army (Salina, KS) - $5,000 to provide individuals assistance with food, rent, utilities, hygiene, cleaning products, etc.
Salina Child Care Association (Salina, KS) - $2,500 to provide food to children at their facility that cannot be reimbursed through the food program.
Ashby House (Salina, KS) - $5000 to provide food, essential items, and medication/co-pay assistance to individuals and families participating in their transitional housing program and are not able to work due to the Stay at Home order. 
CKF (Salina, KS) - $3,500 to purchase equipment to provide patients with telehealth services. 
Central Kansas Mental Health (Salina, KS) - $3,500 to purchase equipment to provide patients with telehealth services.

Thank you to our donors!  Without you this fund would not be possible.











Individual Donors:

Kent Johnson
Christina Litwiller
Larry & Shirley Day
Roger & Valerie Coberly
David & Donna Munsch
John W & Karen A. Mize Charitable Fund
Michael Weiser
Barbara & Greg Goode
Melanie Stavropoulos
Troy Ethridge
Rose Hieger
Morrie Soderberg
Gayle K Rose
Loren Young
Kelly Roth
John & Brenda Peterson
Radean Peterson
Tracy Roy
Ivan Cruz
Betsy & Ben Wearing
LaNay Meier
Ellen Hogeland
Angie O'Brien
George Troutfetter
Anonymous Donor - Greater Salina Community Foundation
Michelle Griffin
Megan & Joe Kingry
Polly & Mike  Hoppock
Tyler & Kristyn Burnett
Valerie & Geoff Andrews
Brianna & Kevin Quinley
Dwight & Sharenne Lohrenz
John & Mary Quinley
Denise & Kevin Mullen
Austin & Lisa Hoppock
Heather & Brandon Ebert
Chris Lehecka
Maggie Gillam
Tracee Cole-Powell
Jody Ade-Nutter
Ashley Jo Will
Laura Mitchell
Andrew Quinley
Kendi Carlgren
Darcie Diles
Hannah Holt
Karen & Ken Ebert
Jenny & Brett Mitchell
Daniel Craig
Dawn Sheforgen
Terri Rush
Steve Weis
Sharon Burnett
Shelda Vandervoort
Alison Hiatt
Kathy Scott
Melinda Taddiken
Karmen Girard 
Mary Lou Rupp
Chandra McClure