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

Gifts to the community foundation are ‘twice as nice’ in February

Gifts to the community foundation are ‘twice as nice’ in February Ellis, Rooks and Trego counties could each earn an additional $50,000 for charitable grants in the community through the Heartland Community Foundation’s “Twice as Nice” gift matching campaign. In February, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match all public gifts to each county’s Legacy Fund at the Heartland Community Foundation, up to $50,000 per fund. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. If the $50,000 goal is met this year, each fund will gain a total of $100,000. Over the past two years, the “Twice as Nice” campaign has raised over $900,000 for the three Legacy Funds,[...]

Socially Responsible Investing Options

Socially Responsible Investing OptionsToday, more and more people are choosing to invest based on personal values that consider both financial return and social impact. This is known as socially responsible investing (SRI). The community foundation is pleased to offer SRI options for your fund! A quick summary of socially responsible investing (SRI)In general, socially responsible investors encourage corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights, and diversity. Some avoid businesses involved in alcohol, tobacco, fast food, gambling, pornography, weapons, contraception/abortion, fossil fuel production or the military. These are often summarized into three areas: environment, social justice, and corporate governance. What[...]