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  • Now Accepting Applications for 2023-24 Youth Action Council; Deadline is May 8

    HAYS, Kan.— The Heartland Community Foundation is excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2024-25 Youth Action Council (YAC), a leadership and enrichment program for high school students in Ellis, Rooks, and Trego counties. The YAC program aims to empower young people to be involved in community decision-making, cultivate a spirit of philanthropy, and instill a deeper sense of community pride.

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  • Community Foundation accepting spring grant applications

    HAYS, Kan.—The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, is accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications opened March 15 and are due Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

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  • Heartland Community Foundation Launches 2024 Match Month Campaign with 300% Match Incentive

    The Heartland Community Foundation is gearing up for its 2024 Match Month fundraising campaign in February -- building on the success of seven previous years and aiming for an even bigger goal to go with a supersized match offer.

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  • Second Chance Match Dollars Available for Heartland Community Foundation: Help Secure $10,902 Before the New Year!

    Heartland Community Foundation is reaching out this December to share an exciting second-chance match opportunity with its friends and supporters.

    All donations to the Ellis County Legacy Fund will be matched $1 for $1 by the Patterson Family Foundation through 12/31. Ellis County raised $59,098 during February's match month and can earn up to $70,000 in matching funds, leaving $10,902 that can still be earned by the end of the year!

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  • Heartland Community Foundation scholarships available

    We are accepting scholarship applications for the Paul and Terrii Bowman Scholarship fund for Rooks County seniors pursuing a Votech education.

    Area students may also qualify for the Larry and Millie Triplett, Gayle & Evelyn Richmond, and Alma Olson & Michael T. Olson Scholarships held at Greater Salina Community Foundation our host Foundation.

    Applications due February 15!

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