Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds allow donors to designate a specific cause or geographic area for grant making without having to name a specific organization. Grants are made through an application process administered by the Foundation and/or with a special advisory group with expertise in the field of interest.

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund*
This fund was established by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation to fund grants in Republic County that address community beautification, education, environment, health & human service and inter-generational projects/programs.

Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Republic County
This is a public health fund formed as a result of participating in the Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. Like the Republic County Health Fund and the North Central Kansas Health Care Foundation Fund, it promotes the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Republic County through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

North Central Kansas Health Care Foundation Fund
This is a public health fund formed as a result of participating in the Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. Like the Republic County Health Fund and the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Republic County, it promotes the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Republic County through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

Republic County Health Fund
This is a public health fund formed as a result of participating in the Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. Like the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Republic County and the North Central Kansas Health Care Foundation Fund, it promotes the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Republic County through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

*Pass-through non-endowed fund.

Recent News

Community foundation accepting applications for spring grants

Community foundation accepting applications for spring grants BELLEVILLE, Kan.—The Republic County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications are due Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Last spring, the Ag Ed instructor at Pike Valley identified a need for a small engines course to meet student interest and skills. “Our district has many students interested in mechanically driven career interests, such as engineering, ag technology, programming, and mechanical operations,” said grantee Katie Carlgren. Thanks to a grant from the community foundation, the students of Pike Valley Jr/Sr High School will have opportunities to explore mechanics and engineering through the Briggs and Stratton Small Engines Training and Educational Kit. “We will[...]

Socially Responsible Investing Options

Socially Responsible Investing OptionsToday, more and more people are choosing to invest based on personal values that consider both financial return and social impact. This is known as socially responsible investing (SRI). The community foundation is pleased to offer SRI options for your fund! A quick summary of socially responsible investing (SRI)In general, socially responsible investors encourage corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights, and diversity. Some avoid businesses involved in alcohol, tobacco, fast food, gambling, pornography, weapons, contraception/abortion, fossil fuel production or the military. These are often summarized into three areas: environment, social justice, and corporate governance. What[...]