The Heartland Area Action Fund

The Heartland Area Action Fund  (Unrestricted Community Grant Fund)

The Heartland Area Action Fund is an unrestricted community grant fund created by individuals who have contributed money to the Foundation for charitable uses to address the present and future needs of Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties. From this endowed fund, the Foundation Board annually determines community grants from a competitive grant application process.  This fund is perfect for donors who wish to make an impact in their community, but do not have a specific cause in mind.

Upcoming Events

Sep
25
Mon
6:00 pm Ellis County Strategic Doing @ Robbins Center-Fort Hays State University
Ellis County Strategic Doing @ Robbins Center-Fort Hays State University
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Dane G. Hansen Foundation has tasked our county to create goals and accomplish those goals through a strategic process. Strategic Doing allows our county to develop consensus around top priority projects and develop an[...]

Recent News

VIDEO: Great turnout for Strategic Doing in Rooks County

More than 50 community members attended Rook's County's Strategic Doing program hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation on September 12. Here's a peek inside the event![...]

Ellis County to host ‘Strategic Doing’ on Sept. 25

HAYS—Ellis County residents are encouraged to attend a public brainstorming session to discuss their ideas for sustainable, strategic community improvement projects. The meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday, September 25, at Robbins Center on the campus of Fort Hays State University. Hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and the Heartland Community Foundation, the event is the first in a series of “Strategic Doing” meetings that will guide Ellis County through the process of prioritizing, planning and implementing community improvement projects in a short timeframe. Funding for these strategic projects will be provided by the Hansen Foundation over the next five[...]