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.

Cloud County Economic Development Fund
The purpose of the Cloud County Economic Development Fund is to support projects or programs which support positive, progressive economic or community development in Cloud County, and are charitable, educational, or scientific in nature.

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

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund*
This fund was established by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation to fund grants in Cloud County that address community beautification, education, environment, health & human service and inter-generational projects/programs.

Gelvin-Ingersoll Medical Education Fund
The purpose of the Gelvin-Ingersoll Medical Education Fund is to support medical education activities and/or scholarships to students studying in the medical related field that are charitable, educational or scientific in nature.

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

Youth Activity Fund
The Youth Activity Fund supports youth activities in Cloud County that are charitable, educational, or scientific in nature. Grants are considered for all school sponsored and non-school sponsored youth activities with emphasis on academics and the arts but not excluding athletics.

*Pass-through non-endowed fund

Recent News

Community foundation announces Q4 grant awards

The Community Foundation for Cloud County recently awarded grants to 12 area projects and organizations. In October, November and December 2018, grants were funded through the community foundation’s Cloud County Public Health Fund, Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, Impact Fund for Cloud County, Seize the Moment Fund and Youth Activity Fund. The following organizations received funding for charitable projects to benefit Cloud County: Concordia Lutheran Church Bright Beginnings, $11,000 to help children at risk for dyslexia learn to read.MECF, $10,000 to establish the Miltonvale Community Gym.National Orphan Train Complex, Inc., $7,823 to complete payment for the custom statue of Agent Anna Laura Hill.         City of Concordia, $7,000 to help[...]

Community foundation accepting scholarship applications

The Community Foundation for Cloud County is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. This year, over $15,000 is available to area students through the foundation’s seven scholarship funds: C. Carl Cunningham Rotary Scholarship, for graduating Concordia High School seniors. Carol Puckett Memorial Scholarship, for graduates of a Cloud County high school pursuing a major in education. CF Sunshine Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors or graduates from Cloud County or Washington County who are pursuing the medical or education field, or plan to attend a recognized trade school. Cloud Ceramics Masonry Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors[...]