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.

Recent News

2017 Year-End Giving Information

Here are some tips for completing your 2017 gifts to the Foundation before the end of the year. If you have any questions about year-end giving, contact Susan Weis, Director of Finance, at 785-823-1800 or susanweis@gscf.org. To Make Your Gift by Check: Date your check on or before December 31, 2017. Mail via U.S. Postal Service with a postmark on or before December 31. All checks should be mailed, shipped or hand delivered to: Heartland Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1673, Hays, KS 67601 Note: Checks that are mailed through the U.S. Postal service with a postmark and check date before December 31,[...]

Heartland Community Foundation grants over $145,500

The Heartland Community Foundation awarded a total of $145,526 to 30 nonprofit organizations in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties during its fall grant cycle. Grants were funded by the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Heartland Area Action Fund and the Heartland Healthy Living Fund/Kansas Health Foundation Fund The following organizations received funding: High Plains Mental Health Center, $10,445 for Youth Mental Health First Aid expansion. Trego County Sheriff's Office, $10,000 for an impaired driving education and awareness program for high school students. Rooks County Healthcare Foundation, $9,007 to purchase temperature and humidity monitors for every critical storage unit and[...]