The Dane G. Hansen Foundation takes applications year-round through our online application program. All applications should assist the Foundation in achieving its mission of service to Northwest Kansas. Grants awarded fall into the following areas of interest:
Education: The Foundation recognizes that education promotes self-reliance on personal life skills and the creation of a capable workforce.
Health Care: Access to quality health care services and the promotion of healthy life practices are key components for residents of any community.
Economic Development: Development of a robust and sustainable economy includes a diversity of businesses and quality job opportunities.
Community Social Services & Security: Residents need access to social services for individuals with special needs or those who are in crisis. Communities need support systems to provide community disaster relief and respond to emergencies.
Conservation & Environment: Preservation and an appreciation of our natural environment, including maintaining high air and water quality, is critical with regard to both economic and social future of northwest Kansas.
Arts & Culture: Providing cultural and artistic opportunities enhances the quality of life for local residents and encourages tourism and the exchange of ideas.
Community Beautification: Supporting local efforts to improve and maintain public spaces promotes community pride and encourages socialization among residents.
In an effort to fulfill our mission, the trustees will award grants with priority given to applications that will best enhance both the current and future quality of life in Northwest Kansas.
Applications for significant grants or major funding projects are reviewed using the following considerations: