Foundation Finance

The Foundation’s mission is to meet charitable community needs through leadership, grants and services. One way we achieve our mission is to facilitate prudent management and care of our funds.

The Foundation believes the  best long-term performance will be achieved through a balanced portfolio  consisting of 75% equities and 25% fixed income and cash.  As an affiliate of the Greater Salina  Community Foundation (GSCF), the funds at the Heartland Community Foundation  are pooled together with all the funds held by GSCF and their affiliates.  The funds are invested with Vanguard and  governed by a local Finance Committee at GSCF.

We are confident in our performance and rate well when compared to other investment pools. See our GSCF Investment Portfolio to see where we rank among other comparative indices.

Additional Resources

GSCF Statement of Investment Policy

3/31/17 HCF Dashboard

2016 HCF Annual Report
2015 HCF Annual Report
2014 HCF Annual Report

2016 GSCF Annual Report
2013 GSCF Form 990

 

Recent News

Heartland Community Foundation Announces Grant Awards

For the 5th time in three years, Heartland Community Foundation has awarded grants in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties.  The grant cycle ended on May 15, 2017.  60 applications totaling $517,527.44 were received during the application period which ran from April 1 to May 15.  43 grants totaling $147, 933.00 were announced this week.  Funding for the grants again was made possible by dollars from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.   The Hansen Foundation is committed to the sustainability of rural America and supports 26 counties in Northwest Kansas. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation was established as a charitable organization in 1965,[...]

Heartland Community Foundation reminds agencies and organizations there is only 3 weeks remaining in current grant application cycle

In late March, Heartland Community Foundation announced the opening of its first grant cycle of 2017 for the counties it serves – Ellis, Trego, and Rooks Counties. Gifts from generous donors to Heartland Community Foundation allow Heartland the privilege of awarding grants in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties. This newly announced competitive grant application period began April 1, 2017 and runs to midnight, May 15, 2017. As part of this cycle of grants, applications will be considered by Heartland for funding through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, which is once again providing $50,000 per each county for eligible applicants whose request[...]