Contributions may be made to an existing fund, or you may create your own fund. Listed below are the current established 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.
Community Development Funds
Hillsboro Community Arts Fund – To promote and enrich the Hillsboro community through various expressions of the arts.
Hillsboro 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.
Hillsboro 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.
Hillsboro 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.
Hillsboro Impact Fund – To provide general support for Hillsboro community projects that enhance quality of life for all residents of the Hillsboro area.
Hillsboro 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
Helen and Laurine Schafer Charitable Fund – To support causes of health-related needs in the Hillsboro community and to support the Newton Medical Center.
Kansas 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.
Marga Ebel Health Fund – To provide support for the health and welfare of children in and around the Hillsboro community.
USD 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
Bluejay Lanes Fund – To update equipment and provide for ongoing maintenance of the Bluejay Lanes bowling facility. Fund contributions and earnings are both available for distribution.
Clariece 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.
David 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.
Hillsboro 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.
Hillsboro Outdoor Basketball Courts Expendable Fund – To build outdoor basketball courts and other ancillary park enhancements to provide a family friendly zone for the safety and benefit of Hillsboro families and guests of the community. Fund contributions and earnings are both available for distribution.
Hillsboro 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.
Lehigh City Parks Fund – To enhance public areas in and around Lehigh.
Parkside Homes, Inc. Fund – To provide support for Parkside Homes in the areas of capital improvements, scholarships for staff enrichment and the benevolent fund.
Splash 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.
C.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.
Demarius 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. The scholarship was established to honor the memory of Demarius Cox’s legacy in the Hillsboro community.
Earl 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. The fund was created to honor the memory of Earl Wineinger, who taught vocational education and served as a FFA advisor in Marion County.
Free 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.
Gehring 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.
Hillsboro High School Citizenship Award Fund – To fund the HHS Citizenship Award Program based on criteria established by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.
Hillsboro 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.
John A. and Harriet Kizler Wiebe Fund for Hillsboro High School – To award eligible Hillsboro High School graduates based on citizenship and scholarship.
Rod’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.
FACT 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.
Hillsboro 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.
Hillsboro 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.
Marion 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 are typically family or memorial funds in which the donors or their designees 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.
Brent & Brenda Barkman Charitable Family Fund
C.H. “Bud” and Irene Seibel Family Fund
Drew Cederberg Memorial Legacy Fund
Joyce A. Barkman Charitable Family Fund
Kleiber Family Charitable Fund
Hillsboro 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.
Kansas Health Foundation Operating Endowment Fund – To provide an ongoing source of funds for the operation and sustainability of the Hillsboro Community Foundation.