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

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[...]

Heartland Community Foundation welcomes new board members

Heartland Community Foundation welcomes new board members HAYS, Kan.—The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties is pleased to announce new board members for the 2021 fiscal year. New Board Members: Ellis County – Jenne Dempewolf Todd Powell Rooks County – Donna Hudson-HamiltonKayla Hilbrink Honored outgoing board members with Board Member Emeritus: The foundation has also honored outgoing board members Nikki Pfannenstiel, Bob Muirhead and Sally Lowry with Board Member Emeritus status. New Officers for the HCF Board of Directors include: President - Hardy Howard, WaKeeneyVice President - Kelli Hansen, PlainvilleSecretary - Katie Dorzweiler, Hays Treasurer - David Herl, Hays [...]