Pandemic relief funds opened up

The Hillsboro Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, opened the Hillsboro Community Relief Fund to address the specific needs of the Hillsboro community.

In the first round of the grant cycle initiated by CKCF, $31,000 was granted to several communities, of which the Hillsboro Community Relief Fund helped fund two grant requests in the Hillsboro area for meals/groceries and food pantry items.

“HCF was very happy to be able to grant these immediate fund requests in our community. Our mission is to connect known needs with the resources available to help our community survive and ultimately recover and become healthy again,” said Virginia Martens, Hillsboro Community Foundation Director.

The second round of grants is now open through the CKCF website at

As of April 23, CKCF had 62 grant applications started from the surrounding communities and 38 had been completed.

CKCF’s Relief Fund has funding available, but in order for the Hillsboro Relief Fund to continue to grant specific funding in the Hillsboro community, additional funds are needed.

Donations may be given directly to the Hillsboro Community Relief Fund on the Hillsboro Community Foundation website or by sending a check to Hillsboro Community Foundation, PO Box 273, Hillsboro, KS 67063 and indicate “Relief Fund” in the memo.

“We do not know what tomorrow will bring, but we can ensure that our local community has the support and resources it needs in the days ahead both for the immediate and the long-term impact,” said Martens.

Further information is available at under the “COVID-19” tab.

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