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

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[...]

Heartland Community Foundation awards over $163,000 in grants

  The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, recently awarded over $163,000 in fall 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 The Arc of Central Plains, $15,000 to purchase sensory equipment for a new Accessible Recreation Complex playground. O'Loughlin Elementary PTA, $10,000 for new playground equipment at O'Loughlin Elementary. Grow Hays, $10,000 for technology upgrades to BriefSpace meeting[...]