Mission & History

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance quality of life, today and in the future, by:

  • Enabling donors to fulfill their charitable desires
  • Building a permanent endowment
  • Facilitating prudent management and care of funds
  • Meeting needs through grants, awards, and scholarships;

Our History

The Heartland Community Foundation was founded on September 6th, 2007, to serve as a vehicle for charitable giving benefiting the Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties. The Foundation is a permanent source of charitable assets to meet both emerging and existing needs of the local communities.

The Foundation believes that as a community we are stronger than we are as individuals. This belief is reflected in our rope logo.

“The idea of a rope– individual fibers braided together to make a stronger whole– inspired this design. The same principle applies in a community: many individuals and groups working together to do what cannot be done alone. The Community Foundation provides a ‘rope’ for this area, enabling projects and furthering creative ideas that might unravel without community help and support.” – Pamela Harris, Designer

The Heartland Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation in Salina, Kansas. The Greater Salina Community Foundation was established in 1999 and is led by Executive Director, Bill Grevas. Currently, the Greater Salina Community Foundation hosts 12 regional affiliate foundations and has more than $200 million in assets, including its affiliate assets.

Upcoming Events

Nov
15
Wed
6:00 pm Rooks County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rooks Country Club - Mike's Moonshine Grill
Rooks County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rooks Country Club - Mike's Moonshine Grill
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rooks County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rooks Country Club - Mike's Moonshine Grill | Plainville | Kansas | United States
                Rooks County residents are invited to participate in a second “Strategic Doing” session, set for 6 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, at Mike’s Moonshine Grill at the Rooks[...]
Nov
20
Mon
6:00 pm Ellis County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rose Garden Banquet Hall
Ellis County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rose Garden Banquet Hall
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ellis County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rose Garden Banquet Hall | Hays | Kansas | United States
Ellis County residents are invited to participate in a second “Strategic Doing” session, set for 6 p.m., Monday, November 20, at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall, 2350 East 8th St., Hays. Hosted by the Dane G. Hansen[...]

Recent News

Rooks County announces second ‘Strategic Doing’

PLAINVILLE—Rooks County residents are invited to participate in a second “Strategic Doing” session, set for 6 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, at Mike’s Moonshine Grill at the Rooks Country Club in Plainville, located at 1935 Highway 183. Hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and Heartland Community Foundation, this is the second in a series of four meetings aimed at developing a strategic vision for the county. This meeting will continue the work of prioritizing, planning and implementing county-wide community improvement projects identified by community members at-large. Funding for these projects will be provided by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation over the[...]

Ellis County to host second ‘Strategic Doing’ meeting

HAYS—Ellis County residents are invited to participate in a second “Strategic Doing” session, set for 6 p.m., Monday, November 20, at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall, 2350 East 8th St., Hays. Hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and Heartland Community Foundation, this is the second in a series of four meetings aimed at developing a strategic vision for the county. This meeting will continue the work of prioritizing, planning and implementing county-wide community improvement projects identified by community members at-large. Funding for these projects will be provided by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation over the next five years. Over 150 attended[...]