Russell County is celebrating its Area Community Foundation.
Officials gathered Wednesday afternoon for a proclamation signing with Russell Mayor Curt Mader, who declared it “Russell County Area Community Foundation Day.”
Since its inception 12 years ago, the Community Foundation and donors have returned more than $1 million to local charitable causes.
To mark that milestone, RCACF Executive Director Angie Muller say two $500 mini-grants will be awarded to projects demonstrating a love for Russell County.
Winners will be based on a popular vote on the RCACF Facebook page.
Any non-profit organization, business, group or individual is eligible to apply. Grant applications are due Wednesday, July 24.
The Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation.