Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds allow donors to designate a specific cause or geographic area for grant making without having to name a specific organization. Grants are made through an application process administered by the Foundation and/or with a special advisory group with expertise in the field of interest.

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund*
This fund was established by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation to fund grants in Ellis, Rooks, and Trego Counties that address community beautification, education, environment, health & human service and inter-generational projects/programs.

Heartland Healthy Living Fund
To promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Heartland Community
This is a public health fund formed as a result of participating in the Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. Like the Heartland Healthy Living Fund, it promotes the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counites through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

Stockton Community Fund
This is an unrestricted community grant fund that directly supports the Stockton, KS community.

Ellis County, Rooks County, Trego County Legacy Funds
These unrestricted funds formed as a result of the Twice as Nice fundraising campaign, which was created as a result of the ongoing partnership with the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, and will benefit the respective county.

*Pass-through non-endowed fund.

Upcoming Events

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6:30 pm Strategic Doing #3 – Ellis County @ Fort Hays State University Robbins Center
Strategic Doing #3 – Ellis County @ Fort Hays State University Robbins Center
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Strategic Doing #3 - Ellis County @ Fort Hays State University Robbins Center | Hays | Kansas | United States
Heartland Community Foundation will host Ellis County’s third “Strategic Doing” session at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 12, at the Robbins Center on the campus of Fort Hays State University. The meeting will focus on advancing[...]

Recent News

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[...]

Your Gifts are “Twice as Nice” in February!

Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties could each earn up to $50,000 for charitable grants in the community through county-wide gift matching campaigns. In February, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match all public gifts to the Ellis County Fund, Rooks County Fund and Trego County Fund at the Heartland Community Foundation, up to a total of $50,000 per fund. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar, at a maximum of $5,000 per donor. “We are very grateful to the Dane G. Hansen Foundation for their continued support of Heartland Community Foundation and the counties we serve,” said Sandy Jacobs, executive director. “By[...]