Funds

Funds

The following are current Hillsboro Community Foundation funds, along with the purpose for each fund.  Unless otherwise noted, each fund is an endowment in which only the earnings are distributed, typically on an annual basis.

Contributions may be made to an existing fund, or you may create your own fund


Community Development Funds

DonateHillsboro Community Arts Fund
To promote and enrich the Hillsboro community through various expressions of the arts.
DonateHillsboro Community Development Fund
To provide general support for Hillsboro community projects directed by the Hillsboro Development Corporation to enhance quality of life and create a strong business climate.
DonateHillsboro Community Fund
To support efforts that involve improving the quality of life for the Hillsboro community.  Fund contributions and earnings are both available for distribution.
DonateHillsboro Community Response Fund
To support programs and services providing immediate and long-term recovery services and support following a local disaster or community incident.  Fund contributions and earnings are both available for distribution.
DonateHillsboro Impact Fund
To provide general support for Hillsboro community projects that enhance quality of life for all residents of the Hillsboro area. Read More
DonateHillsboro Give $360 Fund
To provide a $1 per day contribution plan through an annual or periodic gift throughout the year.  Amounts received are divided equally between the Hillsboro Impact Fund and Hillsboro Community Fund.

Community Health Funds

DonateHelen and Laurine Schafer Charitable Fund
To support causes of health-related needs in the Hillsboro community and to support the Newton Medical Center.
DonateKansas Health Foundation Fund
To underwrite solutions to local health issues and for the protection and promotion of the health and well-being of individuals and the Hillsboro community through the encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.
DonateMarga Ebel Health Fund
To provide support for the health and welfare of children in and around the Hillsboro community.
DonateUSD 410 Early Childhood Education Fund
To support the mission of early childhood education: to enhance readiness for children from birth to age 5; help all children read on grade level by age 7; improve the quality of life through enriched parenting practices, early screening and quality care, and provide economic benefit because of healthier children and families.

Community Designated and Special Purpose Funds

DonateChildcare Center Expendable Fund
To provide financial resources for the establishment of the Hillsboro Community Childcare Center (H4C) located in the Trinity Community Center.  Fund contributions and earnings are both available for distribution.
DonateClariece and Dean Schroeder Endowed Fund
To provide for ongoing maintenance of the Hillsboro Scout House, home to local scouting programs and used in the community for receptions, reunions, and public meetings.
DonateDavid F Wiebe Memorial Fund for the Hillsboro Pioneer Adobe House and Museum
To ensure the future of the Hillsboro Pioneer Adobe House and Museum and to preserve the history of the Mennonite culture.
DonateHillsboro Area Museums Fund
To support area museums and the costs associated with preservation of local historic structures, including the Bartel House, a historic home of the region.  Fund contributions and earnings are both available for distribution.
DonateHillsboro Recreation Commission Fund
To support the Hillsboro Recreation Commission and its operation, including support for those unable to pay fees, to have a scholarship made available, or the ability to purchase equipment for their programs.  Fund contributions and earnings are both available for distribution.
DonateLehigh City Parks Fund
To enhance public areas in and around Lehigh.
DonateParkside Homes, Inc. Fund
To provide support for Parkside Homes in the areas of capital improvements, scholarships for staff enrichment and the benevolent fund.
DonateSalem Home Charitable Fund
To provide support for Salem Home operational requirements in addressing resident needs.  Fund contributions and earnings are both available for distribution.
DonateSplash Park Fund
To coordinate community contributions to the Hillsboro Community Splash Pad and other ancillary enhancements in order to provide a family friendly zone for the safety and benefit of Hillsboro community.  Fund contributions and earnings are both available for distribution.

Scholarship Funds

DonateC.M. Sextro Memorial Math Scholarship Fund
To award qualifying Hillsboro High School graduates who have indicated a desire to further their education with a curriculum involving higher mathematics.
DonateDemarius Lives Scholarship Fund
To award eligible Hillsboro High School graduates based on character, with preference given to applicants pursuing higher education in either communication or journalism. 
DonateEarl and Mary Lee Wineinger Memorial Scholarship Fund
To award graduates of Marion County High Schools, with preference given to students expressing an interest in a vocational education major. 
DonateFree Press/Joel Klaassen Journalism Scholarship Fund
To award graduates of Marion County High Schools or Canton-Galva High School, with preference given to applicants pursuing journalism or other multi-media education degrees.
DonateGehring Family Tech Scholarship Fund
To award graduates of Marion County High Schools pursuing an interest in technical services including artisan trades such as electrical technology, HVAC and plumbing.
DonateGlenn and Janice Goertz Scholarship Fund
To award eligible Hillsboro and Marion High School graduates who are pursuing a higher education in business.
DonateHillsboro High School Citizenship Award Fund
To fund the HHS Citizenship Award Program based on criteria established by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.
DonateHillsboro Trojan Family Memorial Scholarship Fund
To award eligible Hillsboro High School graduates based on financial need, participation in school activities, and community involvement.  Gifts to the fund may be made either in honor or in memory of a classmate, faculty, or staff member of USD 410.
DonateJohn A. and Harriet Kizler Wiebe Fund for Hillsboro High School
To award eligible Hillsboro High School graduates based on citizenship and scholarship.
DonateRod’s Tire and Service & Firestone Agricultural Solutions/North America Division Scholarship Fund
To award graduating seniors or non-traditional students of any Marion County High School to be used for higher education or vocational pursuits.

Organizational Funds

DonateFACT Marion County Fund
To support the efforts of Families and Communities Together (FACT) to improve lives in Marion County through early childhood programs, substance abuse prevention programs, anti-poverty programs, and the FACT Family Financial Assistance Fund.  Fund contributions and earnings are both available for distribution.
DonateHillsboro Kiwanis Opportunity Fund
To support charitable activities and enhance the quality of life in Hillsboro and surrounding communities.
Hillsboro Senior Center Endowment Fund
To provide support for ongoing programming and facilities of the Hillsboro Senior Center, with the purpose of sponsoring good fellowship, learning, friendship and fun and to provide opportunities for older persons to associate with each other.

* Fund is closed to public donations – Please make donations to Hillsboro Senior Center Expendable Fund below.
DonateHillsboro Senior Center Expendable Fund
To provide current funds available for the support of the Hillsboro Senior Center.  Fund contributions and earnings are both available for distribution.
DonateMarion County 4-H Endowment Fund
To provide ongoing support of Marion County 4-H activities, including education, citizenship and leadership development and other projects.

Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds are typically family or memorial funds in which the donors determine and advise the foundation on how their gifts are to be distributed in support of the Hillsboro community, surrounding area, or charities of their choice.

DonateBrent & Brenda Barkman Charitable Family Fund
DonateC.H. “Bud” and Irene Seibel Family Fund
DonateDrew Cederberg Memorial Legacy Fund
DonateJoyce A. Barkman Charitable Family Fund
DonateKleiber Family Charitable Fund

Administrative Funds

DonateHillsboro Community Foundation Operating Fund
To fund operational and promotional expenses of the Hillsboro Community Foundation to assure stability for service to future generations. Fund contributions and earnings are both available for use.
DonateKansas Health Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
To provide an ongoing source of funds for the operation and sustainability of the Hillsboro Community Foundation.

Mail a Donation

Make check payable to:
Hillsboro Community Foundation

Please indicate the fund on the memo line.

Mail the check to:
Hillsboro Community Foundation
PO Box 273
Hillsboro, KS 67063

*If no fund is indicated the donation will go to the Hillsboro Impact Fund.