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.

Recent News

Rooks County Strategic Doing June 19

  Rooks County’s next “Strategic Doing” will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, at RCHC Education Center, at the corner of U.S. 183 and Kansas Highway 18 in Plainville. The meeting will include information about writing strong grant proposals and how to secure funding from various available sources. This event is open to current Strategic Doing teams, as well as others in the community who would like to learn more about the projects and the process. During previous Strategic Doing meetings, participants have identified and prioritized community needs into five areas, which designated teams are now working to address. These[...]

Ellis County Strategic Doing on June 18

  Ellis County’s next “Strategic Doing” will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 18, at The Press Restaurant in the Hadley Center, 230 East 8th Street, Hays. The meeting will include information about writing strong grant proposals and how to secure funding from various available sources. This event is open to current Strategic Doing teams, as well as others in the community who would like to learn more about the projects and the process. During previous Strategic Doing meetings, participants have identified and prioritized community needs into eight areas, which designated teams are now working to address. These areas include: Becoming[...]