Organization Funds

Organization Funds provide a vehicle for nonprofit organizations to establish endowments for long-term support. Contributions to these funds come from donors and from the organizations themselves.

Organization Fund Guidelines
Organization Fund Grant Request Form
(Nonprofits can also make a grant request online through their Donor Portal account.)

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Ellis County
Cancer Council of Ellis County Inc
Coronado Area Council of Boy Scouts in America
Damar Community Historical Foundation
Downtown Hays Development Corp.
First Call for Help of Ellis County, Inc.
First Care Clinic
Fort Hays State University Foundation
Hays Area Children’s Center
Hays Arts Council
Hays Community Theatre
Hays Senior Center Fund
Humane Society of the High Plains
Jana’s Campaign, Inc
Rooks County Healthcare Foundation
United Way of Ellis County
USD 489 Foundation
The Society of Friends of Historic Fort Hays Fund

Recent News

Heartland Community Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Heartland Community Foundation Announces New Executive Director HAYS, KS – The Heartland Community Foundation (HCF) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new executive director. Sarah Meitner, of Hays, assumes the role effective this week, following the impending retirement of director, Sandy Jacobs. Sandy served as executive director of the Heartland Community Foundation for five years, leading to its substantial growth throughout the three counties it serves: Ellis, Rooks, and Trego counties. She will remain with the Foundation at least through Dec. 31, 2020, and is committed to ensuring a smooth transition. Sarah brings to the position a background in marketing,[...]

Community foundation accepting fall grant applications

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 Sunday, November 15, 2020. Last fall, the foundation awarded Redbud Village funding to update their dining facilities. This provided a comfortable atmosphere for residents, staff and guests. “Our residents look forward to inviting their family to see the new furniture and enjoy a meal. Without the help of the foundation, our residents would still be using the old restaurant style tables, that were loose, chipped and unsightly,” said grantee Megan Zahn. This year, over $190,000 is available to charitable projects in[...]