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

Nov
15
Wed
6:00 pm Rooks County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rooks Country Club - Mike's Moonshine Grill
Rooks County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rooks Country Club - Mike's Moonshine Grill
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rooks County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rooks Country Club - Mike's Moonshine Grill | Plainville | Kansas | United States
                Rooks County residents are invited to participate in a second “Strategic Doing” session, set for 6 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, at Mike’s Moonshine Grill at the Rooks[...]
Nov
20
Mon
6:00 pm Ellis County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rose Garden Banquet Hall
Ellis County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rose Garden Banquet Hall
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ellis County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rose Garden Banquet Hall | Hays | Kansas | United States
Ellis County residents are invited to participate in a second “Strategic Doing” session, set for 6 p.m., Monday, November 20, at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall, 2350 East 8th St., Hays. Hosted by the Dane G. Hansen[...]

Recent News

Rooks County announces second ‘Strategic Doing’

PLAINVILLE—Rooks County residents are invited to participate in a second “Strategic Doing” session, set for 6 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, at Mike’s Moonshine Grill at the Rooks Country Club in Plainville, located at 1935 Highway 183. Hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and Heartland Community Foundation, this is the second in a series of four meetings aimed at developing a strategic vision for the county. This meeting will continue the work of prioritizing, planning and implementing county-wide community improvement projects identified by community members at-large. Funding for these projects will be provided by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation over the[...]

Ellis County to host second ‘Strategic Doing’ meeting

HAYS—Ellis County residents are invited to participate in a second “Strategic Doing” session, set for 6 p.m., Monday, November 20, at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall, 2350 East 8th St., Hays. Hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and Heartland Community Foundation, this is the second in a series of four meetings aimed at developing a strategic vision for the county. This meeting will continue the work of prioritizing, planning and implementing county-wide community improvement projects identified by community members at-large. Funding for these projects will be provided by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation over the next five years. Over 150 attended[...]