Founding Donors

We are forever grateful for the support of these generous donors who heard the story and believed in the vision of the Heartland Community Foundation.

Gold
Ross & Marianna Beach Foundation
Hays Medical Center
Midwest Energy, Inc.
Rural Telephone/ Nex-Tech

Silver
Robert E. and Patricia A. Schmidt Foundation

Bronze
Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd.
Adronics Elrob Mfg. Corp.
America’s Best Value Vagabond Inn
Anonymous
Auto World
Bank of Hays
Best Western Butterfield Inn
Brungardt Hower Ward Elliott & Pfeifer, L.C.
Cerv’s, LLC
City of Hays
In Memory of Martha Claflin
Commerce Bank
Jeff & Marla Copper
Dennis & Susan Day
Eagle Communications, Inc.
Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development
Emprise Bank
First National Bank
Glassman Corporation
Great Plains Dermatology
Hays Area Chamber of Commerce
Hays Chevrolet
Henry Schwaller & Associates
Insurance Planning, Inc.
Jeter Law Firm, LLP
Kendall Krug OD PA
Verlyn L’Heureux
Lang Diesel, Inc.
Lifetime Dental Care, PA
The Meckenstock Group
Patrick & Chardell Parke
Steve & Julie Paul
Verlin & Elaine Pfannenstiel
RDH Electric, Inc.
Dave & Jodi Schmidt
Jeff & Stacey Seibel
Simply Charmed
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation
United Way of Ellis county
Wal-Mart Store #664
Bob & Nancy Wertenberger
Tim & Sandee Werth

Recent News

Heartland Community Foundation awards over $163,000 in grants

  The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, recently awarded over $163,000 in fall grants to area organizations across the three counties. Grants were funded through the foundation’s Heartland Area Action Fund, Dane G. Hansen Community Action Fund, Heartland Healthy Living Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund and the Legacy Funds for Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties. The following organizations received funding: Ellis County The Arc of Central Plains, $15,000 to purchase sensory equipment for a new Accessible Recreation Complex playground. O'Loughlin Elementary PTA, $10,000 for new playground equipment at O'Loughlin Elementary. Grow Hays, $10,000 for technology upgrades to BriefSpace meeting[...]

Heartland Community Foundation welcomes new board officers

The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties is pleased to introduce new board officers for 2019. The following individuals will serve in the following roles: Nikki Pfannenstiel, Sunflower Electric, president; Hardy Howard, WaKeeney city administrator, vice president; Chris Sook, Jeter Law Firm, secretary; and Dave Herl, Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball, treasurer. “Heartland benefits from a dedicated and hardworking board of directors,” said Pfannenstiel. “I am honored to serve among this excellent group of volunteers for betterment of the foundation and the community.” Additionally, the board welcomes new member Gina Riedel from Ellis County. As a coach, speaker,[...]