Heartland Community Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications;

Grant Writing Workshop Planned for April 4 in Hays

HAYS, Kan.— The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego counties, is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications opened March 15 and are due by 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 15, 2023.

This year, over $130,000 is available to charitable projects in Ellis, Rooks and Trego counties, with more than $40,000 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.

Learn more about grant writing at a FREE workshop, “10 Tips for Better Grant Writing,” hosted by the Heartland Community Foundation. The workshop will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, at the Hays Public Library (Schmidt Gallery) in Hays. Lunch is provided for participants. The training is open to nonprofit staff, professionals, or anyone who is interested in learning more about grant writing. Heartland will host a second session, 9:30-11 a.m., for teenagers. To register for either session, email your name to heartland@gscf.org.

Funding for the HCF spring grant cycle is provided by the Ellis, Rooks, and Trego County Legacy Funds, Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Heartland Healthy Living Fund, the Heartland Area Action Fund, and the Stockton Community 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 http://heartlandcommunityfoundation.org/search-apply-for-a-grant/.

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

For more information about the Heartland Community Foundation, to make a donation to one of the funds managed by the community foundation, or to apply for a grant, visit www.heartlandcommunityfoundation.org. Look for the GIVE ONLINE button to make a charitable gift. To follow the latest news, view grantee profiles, or see featured funds, follow Heartland on Facebook at @HeartlandCF.