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, A. Wayne Lowen. Currently, the Greater Salina Community Foundation hosts 12 regional affiliate foundations and has more than $150 million in assets, including its affiliate assets.

 

Recent News

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[...]

HCF Quarterly Statement Flier & Dashboard now available

Heartland Community Foundation’s Quarterly Statement Flier & Dashboard are now available online! 3/31/17 HCF Dashboard 4/1/17 Statement Flier HCF[...]