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.

*Pass-through non-endowed fund.

Recent News

Heartland Community Foundation Announces Grant Awards

For the 5th time in three years, Heartland Community Foundation has awarded grants in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties.  The grant cycle ended on May 15, 2017.  60 applications totaling $517,527.44 were received during the application period which ran from April 1 to May 15.  43 grants totaling $147, 933.00 were announced this week.  Funding for the grants again was made possible by dollars from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.   The Hansen Foundation is committed to the sustainability of rural America and supports 26 counties in Northwest Kansas. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation was established as a charitable organization in 1965,[...]

Heartland Community Foundation reminds agencies and organizations there is only 3 weeks remaining in current grant application cycle

In late March, Heartland Community Foundation announced the opening of its first grant cycle of 2017 for the counties it serves – Ellis, Trego, and Rooks Counties. Gifts from generous donors to Heartland Community Foundation allow Heartland the privilege of awarding grants in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties. This newly announced competitive grant application period began April 1, 2017 and runs to midnight, May 15, 2017. As part of this cycle of grants, applications will be considered by Heartland for funding through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, which is once again providing $50,000 per each county for eligible applicants whose request[...]