Organization Fund Benefits

There are several benefits to having an organization fund with the Foundation.

  • Our board is available for consultation with you, your board members, and potential donors of your organization.  As an affiliate, we also have access to professional expertise from the Greater Salina Community Foundation staff.
  • If you do not already have a private foundation, you can establish a fund with us and avoid the paperwork, time and expense of running your own private foundation..
  • Your money is invested with all the funds held at Greater Salina Community Foundation and its regional affiliates.  This allows your money to be invested in more sophisticated funds with a higher buy in level that otherwise you would not have access to. Learn more about our investment strategy here.
  • Your organization will be listed in the Foundation’s annual report, on our website and are sometimes featured in our newsletters.

Regardless if your organization has a fund at the Foundation, we still offer opportunities for all nonprofit organizations and others performing charitable work in the Ellis, Rooks and Trego County areas to apply for grants from the Foundation’s Heartland Area Action Fund. A call for applications is announced on our website and through the mass media.

Recent News

Heartland Community Foundation welcomes new board members

The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties is pleased to announce that Katie Dorzweiler and Josh Dreher have joined the foundation board. A McLouth, Kansas, native, Dorzweiler moved to Hays in 2005 to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree and now considers Ellis County her home. She is currently the director of Eagle Marketing Solutions, which encompasses commercial video production, digital marketing and Hays Post advertising. Dorzweiler enjoys being active in the Hays community. She is an member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, an ambassador for the Hays Chamber of Commerce and a board member for[...]

Heartland Community Foundation awards over $165,000 in grants

The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, recently awarded over $165,000 in spring grants to area organizations across the three counties. The following organizations received funding through the foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Funds for Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, the Kansas Health Foundation Fund, the Stockton Community Fund and the Trego Legacy Fund. Ellis County John's Lutheran Church of Ellis, $8,687 for a high-efficiency heating and air conditioning unit. The Arc of Central Plains, $8,500 to install a wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round at the Hays Accessible Recreation Complex. High Plains Mental Health Center, $6,024 for a public education and outreach project[...]