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 welcomes new board members

The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties is pleased to announce that Katie Dorzweiler and Josh Dreher have joined the foundation board. A McLouth, Kansas, native, Dorzweiler moved to Hays in 2005 to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree and now considers Ellis County her home. She is currently the director of Eagle Marketing Solutions, which encompasses commercial video production, digital marketing and Hays Post advertising. Dorzweiler enjoys being active in the Hays community. She is an member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, an ambassador for the Hays Chamber of Commerce and a board member for[...]

Heartland Community Foundation awards over $165,000 in grants

The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, recently awarded over $165,000 in spring grants to area organizations across the three counties. The following organizations received funding through the foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Funds for Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, the Kansas Health Foundation Fund, the Stockton Community Fund and the Trego Legacy Fund. Ellis County John's Lutheran Church of Ellis, $8,687 for a high-efficiency heating and air conditioning unit. The Arc of Central Plains, $8,500 to install a wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round at the Hays Accessible Recreation Complex. High Plains Mental Health Center, $6,024 for a public education and outreach project[...]