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 over $68,000 in spring grants

Republic County Community foundation awards over $68,000 in spring grants BELLEVILLE, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Republic County Community Foundation awarded over $68,000 to 17 projects throughout Republic County. The following organizations received funding: City of Narka, $5,000 to replace playground equipment. City of Courtland, $4,000 to fund additional basketball goals for Courtland Mini Park. USD 426, $2,568.52 to add landscaping to the Pike Valley High School outdoor classroom. USD 426, $1,667.38 to purchase equipment for digital media and graphic design pathways. Belleville Ball Association, $2,300 for funding the cost of purchasing and installing sound systems at the Lions ball field and the Legion[...]

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[...]