The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego counties, is accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Nov. 15.

A total of $150,000 is available through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, with $50,000 available per county. Focused on improving quality of life, grants will support education, healthcare, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. 

Funding will be awarded through a competitive application process. Non-profit organizations including government and public entities, educational institutions and churches are encouraged to apply. Complete funding criteria and the grant application are available at

During its spring grant cycle, the community foundation awarded over $217,000 to area organizations across the three counties.

For more information, contact Sandy Jacobs, executive director, at 785-621-4090.