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

Heartland Community Foundation welcomes new board members HAYS, Kan.—The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties is pleased to announce new board members for the 2021 fiscal year. New Board Members: Ellis County – Jenne Dempewolf Todd Powell Rooks County – Donna Hudson-HamiltonKayla Hilbrink Honored outgoing board members with Board Member Emeritus: The foundation has also honored outgoing board members Nikki Pfannenstiel, Bob Muirhead and Sally Lowry with Board Member Emeritus status. New Officers for the HCF Board of Directors include: President - Hardy Howard, WaKeeneyVice President - Kelli Hansen, PlainvilleSecretary - Katie Dorzweiler, Hays Treasurer - David Herl, Hays [...]

Heartland Community Foundation awards over $161,000 in grants

Heartland Community Foundation awards over $161,000 in grants HAYS, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Heartland Community Foundation awarded over $161,000 to 37 projects throughout Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties. The following organizations received funding: Ellis County – The Arc of Central Plains, $8,450 to purchase and install a zip line at the park. Jana's Campaign, Inc., $4,000 to develop and implement prevention education programs for secondary and higher education institutions.Learning Cross Preschool, $7,373 to install shade and fencing for the playground.Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, $5,000 to maintain matches through COVID-19.Hays Public Library, $5,000 to assist in the construction costs of multipurpose rooms.Hays Community Theatre, $4,500 for COVID-19 relief of mortgage and maintenance[...]