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 the Post Rock area that address community beautification, environment, health & human service and inter-generational projects/programs.

Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Post Rock
This fund was established with matching dollars from the  Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. It serves the same purpose of the  Post Rock Healthy Living Fund and promotes the health and well-being of individuals  and communities in the Post Rock area through encouragement of healthy lifestyles,  behaviors and environments.

Post Rock Healthy Living Fund
To promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities in the Post Rock/Lincoln County area through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

Sylvan Area Fund
To support USD 299 and the economic growth and development within the boundaries of USD 299.

Wilson-Langley Fund for Luray
To support further education of Luray, KS area students in the form of a student scholarship.  If there are no qualified scholarship applicants, then the grants will be made to support charitable projects in the Luray, KS area.

*Pass-through non-endowed fund.

Recent News

Community foundation awards over $33,000 in fall grants

SYLVAN GROVE, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Post Rock Community Foundation awarded over $33,000 to eight projects throughout Lincoln County and those served by USD 298 and USD 299. The following organizations received funding: Lincoln Art Center, $9,190 for installation and supplies for a new floor for the Lincoln Art Center.American Legion #359, $8,093 for installation and supplies for a new floor for the facility.Sylvan Historical Society, $5,000 to provide materials and labor to complete Phase 3 of the Sylvan Grove Union Pacific Railroad Depot renovation.Lincoln County Emergency Management, $4,583 for the completion of installation of the storm siren for Hunter.USD 299, $2,704 to purchase Legos and Lego[...]

Deadline Nearing for IRA Charitable Contributions

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