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

BELLEVILLE, Kan.—The Republic County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications are due Thursday, April 15, 2021. Last spring, the Blair Center for the Arts Foundation identified a need to offer high-quality entertainment to people in the area through a mobile outdoor cinema package to utilize while their main facility remained closed during the pandemic. “While the ability to help patrons relieve stress and anxiety through entertainment at the Blair’s current location is not an option, this entertainment could be brought to people in a safe way using outdoor cinema viewing,” said grantee Amy Walker-McGuire. Thanks to a[...]

Gifts to the community foundation are worth more in December

BELLEVILLE, Kan.— Republic County could earn additional dollars for charitable grants in the community through a county-wide Match Month gift matching campaign. In December, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match all public gifts to the Republic County Community Action Fund at the Republic County Community Foundation, up to $50,000. Every dollar donated will be matched with $1.50. The Republic County Community Action Fund is an unrestricted community grant fund that supports projects and programs focused on improving quality of life in Republic County. Over the last four years, the Match Month campaign has raised over $663,000 for the communities of Republic[...]