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

Giving In Action: A Fairy Hallow’s Eve

Check out this mini-documentary video about the Hays Symphony Orchestra's production of "A Fairy Hallow’s Eve," which was supported by a $5,000 community foundation grant last October. Cathy Drabkin of the Hays Symphony Orchestra Guild says: "Thank you again for your support of our outreach programs bringing live symphonic music to area children."[...]

Community foundation announces spring grant cycle

  The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, will accept applications for spring grants from March 15 to May 15, 2018. Grants will be awarded from the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Heartland Area Action Fund and the Heartland Healthy Living Fund. Focused on improving quality of life, funding will support education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. Nonprofit organizations, government and public entities, educational institutions and churches are encouraged to apply. Funding is limited to projects in Ellis, Rooks and Trego counties. Grants will be awarded[...]