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

Community foundation accepting spring grant applications

HAYS, Kan.—The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, is accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications open March 15 and are due Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Over $150,000 is available to charitable projects in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, with $50,000 available per county. Focused on improving quality of life, grants will support education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. Funding is limited to projects in Ellis, Rooks and Trego counties and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Non-profit organizations including government and[...]

Your contributions are "twice as nice" in February!

Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties could each earn an additional $50,000 for charitable grants in the community through a county-wide “Twice as Nice” gift matching campaign. In February, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match all public gifts to the Ellis County Legacy Fund, the Rooks County Legacy Fund and the Trego County Legacy Fund at the Heartland Community Foundation, up to $50,000. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar, at a maximum of $5,000 per donor. If the $50,000 goal for each county is met this year, each of the three funds will gain a total of $100,000. Over the[...]