Why Give

Why Give Through the Community Foundation?

  1. You want to leave a lasting legacy. Because of the power of endowment, the names and goals of these funds live forever creating a lasting legacy while providing sustainability for future generations. Click here to see an illustration of endowment.
  2. You want to save time and money. The Foundation provides administrative and grant making support eliminating the need for donors to set up separate institutions, formulate policies, file innumerable forms and monitor the status of grant recipients.
  3. You want flexibility. The Foundation has the flexibility to respond to the future needs of the community through variance power. If the original donor intent of a gift no longer exists, the local Board of Directors can direct the fund to other uses closely related to the donors’ interests.
  4. You want local knowledge. Our Board of Directors is composed of local community members representing the Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties area. This local knowledge will help us to better identify and serve the needs in our communities.
  5. You need a tax deduction. The Heartland Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation which is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts made to the Heartland Community Foundation are tax deductible.

 

How Can You Participate?

The great part about a community foundation is that anyone can participate, making this truly a community effort.

  1. Establish a fund to provide support for your favorite charitable organization or cause, for both today’s needs and those beyond your lifetime. (All fund types are listed on our home page slider.  Click through and see which one fits your needs the best).
  2. Contribute to any of our existing funds that match your charitable interests.
  3. Support your community with a gift to the Heartland Area Action Fund, allowing HCF to respond to current local needs.
  4. Help support the work of the Foundation by contributing to the Heartland Administrative Fund.
  5. Encourage your favorite charity to establish an organization fund to provide ongoing support for their work.
  6. Apply for a grant from the Heartland Area Action Fund or any of our other grants listed on our grants page.
  7. Attend community foundation events and workshops to learn more about estate planning, charitable giving, building endowments and other related topics.
  8. Tell your friends about the Heartland Community Foundation and the services that we provide.

Upcoming Events

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6:00 pm Ellis County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rose Garden Banquet Hall
Ellis County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rose Garden Banquet Hall
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ellis County Strategic Doing #2 @ Rose Garden Banquet Hall | Hays | Kansas | United States
Ellis County residents are invited to participate in a second “Strategic Doing” session, set for 6 p.m., Monday, November 20, at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall, 2350 East 8th St., Hays. Hosted by the Dane G. Hansen[...]

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Rooks County announces second ‘Strategic Doing’

PLAINVILLE—Rooks County residents are invited to participate in a second “Strategic Doing” session, set for 6 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, at Mike’s Moonshine Grill at the Rooks Country Club in Plainville, located at 1935 Highway 183. Hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and Heartland Community Foundation, this is the second in a series of four meetings aimed at developing a strategic vision for the county. This meeting will continue the work of prioritizing, planning and implementing county-wide community improvement projects identified by community members at-large. Funding for these projects will be provided by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation over the[...]

Ellis County to host second ‘Strategic Doing’ meeting

HAYS—Ellis County residents are invited to participate in a second “Strategic Doing” session, set for 6 p.m., Monday, November 20, at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall, 2350 East 8th St., Hays. Hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and Heartland Community Foundation, this is the second in a series of four meetings aimed at developing a strategic vision for the county. This meeting will continue the work of prioritizing, planning and implementing county-wide community improvement projects identified by community members at-large. Funding for these projects will be provided by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation over the next five years. Over 150 attended[...]