Heartland Community Foundation announces grants

Special to The Hays Daily News

Heartland Community Foundation said six grants are available for individuals and organizations whose projects are charitably related and benefit the community.

"We're offering two different kinds of grants and they are not restricted to 501(c)3 organizations. Our goal is to help nonprofit organizations, educational organizations, governmental groups, religious institutions and individuals with worthy projects and programs that improve the quality of life for our communities," said Mendi Alexander, HCF board chairwoman.

The grants will be restricted to HCF's service area -- Ellis, Rooks and Trego counties.

We will consider applications seeking project or program support, operating or general support, endowments, seed money, capacity building, and capital improvements," said Bob Lowen, HCF executive director.

Three $600 grants, earmarked for health-related projects, will be awarded through the Heartland Healthy Living Fund, and three $400 grants will be awarded through the Heartland Area Action Fund.

Grant applications are due March 15, and recipients will be announced in April. Agencies that received grants from HCF in 2012 are not eligible to apply this year.

For more, see www.heartlandcommunityfoundation.org.