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

Heartland Community Foundation welcomes new board members

The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties is pleased to announce that Katie Dorzweiler and Josh Dreher have joined the foundation board. A McLouth, Kansas, native, Dorzweiler moved to Hays in 2005 to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree and now considers Ellis County her home. She is currently the director of Eagle Marketing Solutions, which encompasses commercial video production, digital marketing and Hays Post advertising. Dorzweiler enjoys being active in the Hays community. She is an member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, an ambassador for the Hays Chamber of Commerce and a board member for[...]

Heartland Community Foundation awards over $165,000 in grants

The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, recently awarded over $165,000 in spring grants to area organizations across the three counties. The following organizations received funding through the foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Funds for Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, the Kansas Health Foundation Fund, the Stockton Community Fund and the Trego Legacy Fund. Ellis County John's Lutheran Church of Ellis, $8,687 for a high-efficiency heating and air conditioning unit. The Arc of Central Plains, $8,500 to install a wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round at the Hays Accessible Recreation Complex. High Plains Mental Health Center, $6,024 for a public education and outreach project[...]