News Release

Community foundation accepting fall grant applications

HAYS, Kan.—The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, is accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications open September 15 and are due Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

This year, over $150,000 is available to charitable projects in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, with more than $45,000 available per county. This cycle will fund local community projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Projects focused on improving quality of life.
  • Projects that support the public health of Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties.
  • Projects supporting education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.

Funding for the fall grant cycle is provided by the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Heartland Healthy Living Fund and the Kansas Health Foundation Fund, the Heartland Area Action Fund, the Ellis County Legacy Fund, the Rooks County Legacy Fund, and the Trego County Legacy Fund.

Grants are limited to projects in Ellis, Rooks and Trego counties and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit organizations, including government and public entities, educational institutions and churches, are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on November 15. Complete funding criteria and the grant application are available at

For more information, contact Sarah Meitner, Executive Director, at 785-621-4090.