Staff

  Sandy Jacobs, Executive Director
Email: heartland@gscf.org
I am excited to be a part of  this very necessary foundation. Though I had a 45 year banking career that kept  me very connected to this community and surrounding communities, I can honestly say, as the director of Heartland Community Foundation I am even more engaged with and  passionate about the future of Ellis County, along with that of Trego and Rooks Counties. In visiting with folks in all communities within the Heartland footprint, I am learning more everyday about the the needs and visions you all have for this area and for the overall preservation of rural America. There is no doubt in my mind the foundation plays and will continue to play a very important role in those needs and visions. You are all great stewards of your organizational dollars and we at Heartland want to do all we can to increase those dollars allowing you to grow and focus on quality of life issues in your areas.

 

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[...]