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

Republic County Community foundation awards over $138,000 in spring grants

Republic County Community foundation awards over $138,000 in spring grants BELLEVILLE, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Republic County Community Foundation awarded over $138,000 to 16 projects throughout Republic County. The following organizations received funding: Republic County, $36,000 for updates to the fairground’s public restrooms.City of Scandia, $25,000 for maintenance on the sewer system in Scandia.City of Courtland, $15,000 for community center improvements.Blair Center for the Arts Foundation, $15,000 to purchase outdoor movie screen equipment.Republic County, $10,000 for updates to the National Bohemian Cemetery.USD 426 - Pike Valley, $7,610 to expand the Agricultura Education department.USD 109, $6,000 to update the livestock pens at the fairgrounds.Belleville Public Library, $6,000 for updates[...]

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[...]