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Grants Available

Community foundation accepting spring grant applications

Monday, March 15th, 2021

HAYS, Kan.—The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, is accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open March 15 are due Saturday, May 15, 2021.

This year, over $180,000 is available to charitable projects in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, with more than $50,000 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 spring grant cycle is provided by the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Heartland Healthy Living Fund, the Heartland Area Action Fund, the Ellis County Legacy Fund, the Rooks County Legacy Fund, the Stockton Community 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 May 15. Complete funding criteria and the grant application are available at

For more information, contact Sandy Meitner, executive director, at 785-621-4090.