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 Portal 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
Hays Senior Center Fund
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

Gifts to the community foundation are ‘twice as nice’ in February

Gifts to the community foundation 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 the Heartland Community Foundation’s “Twice as Nice” gift matching campaign. In February, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match all public gifts to each county’s Legacy Fund at the Heartland Community Foundation, up to $50,000 per fund. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. If the $50,000 goal is met this year, each fund will gain a total of $100,000. Over the past two years, the “Twice as Nice” campaign has raised over $900,000 for the three Legacy Funds,[...]

Socially Responsible Investing Options

Socially Responsible Investing OptionsToday, more and more people are choosing to invest based on personal values that consider both financial return and social impact. This is known as socially responsible investing (SRI). The community foundation is pleased to offer SRI options for your fund! A quick summary of socially responsible investing (SRI)In general, socially responsible investors encourage corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights, and diversity. Some avoid businesses involved in alcohol, tobacco, fast food, gambling, pornography, weapons, contraception/abortion, fossil fuel production or the military. These are often summarized into three areas: environment, social justice, and corporate governance. What[...]