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 awards scholarships

Heather HansenHunter HartnerJessica JensenTrevor MartinHayley PiroutekMcKenna ReevesBrianna SjolanderTobi Wilber Community foundation awards scholarships BELLEVILLE, Kan.— The Republic County Community Foundation has awarded over $15,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. This includes six scholarships that are being renewed for recipients from previous years. The Amos and Joyce Blecha 4-H Scholarship is for seniors graduating from a Republic County high school who are involved in 4-H. Jessica Jensen, Courtland, and Hayley Piroutek, Belleville, each received a $250 scholarship, and Tobi Wilber, Belleville, received a $500 scholarship. The Johnson-Granstedt Memorial Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Republic County, with preference[...]

Community foundation accepting applications for fall grants

Community foundation accepting applications for fall grants BELLEVILLE, Kan.—The Republic County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Last fall, a windstorm in Belleville blew a tree over in City Park and destroyed one of the biggest slides. This was one of the more popular components of the park, that hundreds of youth regularly utilize. With support from the community foundation, the City of Belleville was able to purchase and install a new tube slide. "We were trying to decide how to replace it or what to do. Thankfully the community foundation helped us purchase the replacement slide. This will be well used by[...]