Organization Funds

Organization Funds provide a vehicle for nonprofit organizations to establish endowments for long-term support. Contributions to these funds come from donors and from the organizations themselves.

Organization Fund Guidelines
Organization Fund Grant Request Form
(Nonprofits can also make a grant request online through their Donor Central account.)

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Ellis County
Cancer Council of Ellis County Inc
Coronado Area Council of Boy Scouts in America
Damar Community Historical Foundation
Downtown Hays Development Corp.
First Call for Help of Ellis County, Inc.
First Care Clinic
Fort Hays State University Foundation
Hays Area Children’s Center
Hays Arts Council
Hays Community Theatre
Humane Society of the High Plains
Jana’s Campaign, Inc
Mary Elizabeth Maternity Home
Rooks County Healthcare Foundation
United Way of Ellis County
USD 489 Foundation
The Society of Friends of Historic Fort Hays Fund

Recent News

Over $217,000 awarded to spring grant recipients

The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, recently awarded over $217,000 in spring grants to area organizations across the three counties. Grants were funded through the foundation’s Heartland Area Action Fund, Dane G. Hansen Community Action Fund, Heartland Healthy Living Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund and the Legacy Funds for Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties. The following organizations received funding: Ellis County – United Way of Ellis County, $6,980 to digitize and distribute the Ellis County Community Resource Directory. Dialogue Ministries/Breathe Coffee House, $5,945 for The Neighbor Project of Ellis County. High Plains Mental Health Center, $5,838 to host[...]

Trego County ‘Strategic Doing’ continues June 18

Trego County’s next “Strategic Doing” will be held at noon, Wednesday, June 20, at the Western Kansas Cooperative Community Room, 635 S. 13th St., WaKeeney. The meeting will include information about writing strong grant proposals and how to secure funding from various available sources. This event is open to current Strategic Doing teams, as well as others in the community who would like to learn more about the projects and the process. During previous Strategic Doing meetings, participants have identified and prioritized community needs into three areas, which designated teams are now working to address. These areas include: Community walking trail. [...]