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 Ellsworth County that address community beautification, education, environment, health & human service and inter-generational projects/programs.

Ellsworth County Cancer Fund
This fund provides grants through an application process to individuals who are in need of assistance for expenses related to treatment of cancer. Expenses may include medical expenses or travel and lodging to seek treatment, nutritional or cosmetic needs. Grants are limited to residents of Ellsworth County. For an application, click here.

Joyce Nagel Health, Education & Recreation Fund

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

Smoky Hills Healthy Living Fund
To promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Ellsworth County through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

USD 112 Central Plains Fund

USD 327 Student Benefit Fund

Wilson Forever Fund
This is a geographic field of interest fund that supports charitable projects in the city of Wilson, Kansas.

*Pass-through non-endowed fund

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