Match Madness

Be a Champion for Saint Francis Ministries!

Match Madness

Be a Champion for Saint Francis Ministries!

Give on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Saint Francis Ministries is successful through the support of the community and all of you who give gifts of your time, your prayers and your dollars. The vulnerable and at-risk children and families we serve need you, and we appreciate that you always show up with open hearts.



The Greater Salina Community Foundation will host Salina’s 13th annual Match Madness giving day,  March 21, 2024.

Be a champion for causes you care about. Every gift counts! You can donate with cash, check, credit card, donor advised fund and gifts of stock. When you give to our permanent fund at the Greater Salina Community Foundation on March 21, your gift will be matched up to 50% with an instant cash grant we can use now.

  • Donate online via credit card at from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Mail cash or check donations (with a completed donation form) to the community foundation at PO Box 2876, Salina, KS 67402-2876. These must be postmarked March 21, 2024.
  • Donate in person at the Salina Fieldhouse, 140 N. 5th St. from 7 a.m to 7 p.m.

Your Match Madness gift will help us continue our work in this community forever.

  • Your Match Madness donation goes to our permanent fund at GSCF.
  • These funds are permanently invested to provide ongoing source of income we can count on every year.
  • This helps us focus more on our mission and worry less about raising operational funds.
  • Every endowed donation will receive a cash match up to 50% for the organization’s immediate use.
  • An endowed gift is an investment in the future.

Match Madness 2024 dollars will support Salina West residential programs

Salina West has a constant waiting list for its 58 beds, where some of the most vulnerable children and youth are served.

The Salina West campus sits six miles west of the city, on a beautiful campus featuring programs that support the youth in a variety of ways:

    • Equine therapy
    • Art therapy
    • Ropes course
    • Sports programming
    • Horticultural program
    • Clinical care – individual, family, and group
    • And more!
  • Big needs require big plans, and we want to
    • Enhance the equine therapy program, including adding a new barn
    • Enhance the autism therapy program, including building a new sensory room
    • Enhance art therapy
    • Replace our gymnasium floor
    • Update and modernize buildings
    • Add a playground for our children

Come see us at our booth!

The event will be held at the Salina Fieldhouse from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with events being held throughout the day.

  • Donation Station
  • Watch the NCAA Tournament
  • Enjoy Food Trucks
  • Nonprofit Booths
  • Free Throw and Half Court Shot Contest
  • Free Snacks

At 4:00 p.m., our own Rose Jackson, will be shooting free throws then at 5 p.m. she will take her half-court shot. Rose has played basketball since the age of seven. By the end of her high school career, she was the all-time leading scorer at Greenwood High School with just under 2,000 points. After high school, Rose played for Lindsey Wilson college in Columbia, Kentucky, from 2017-2021. Best of all, Rose is our Saint Francis colleague, serving at Salina West as a training coordinator.