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

Community foundation accepting spring grant applications

Community foundation accepting spring grant applications HAYS, Kan.—The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, is accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open March 15 are due Friday, May 15, 2020. This year, over $150,000 is available to charitable projects in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, with more than $50,000 available per county. This cycle will fund local community projects that meet one or more of the following criteria: Projects focused on improving quality of life.Projects that support the public health of Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties.Projects supporting education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. Funding for the spring grant cycle[...]

Strategic Doing meetings set for Ellis and Rooks Counties

Strategic Doing meetings set for Ellis and Rooks Counties HAYS, Kan.—The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties has scheduled the next round of Strategic Doing meetings for both Rooks and Ellis counties. Strategic Doing is an engaging process that actively helps residents implement their ideas for community improvement projects. Current working groups who attend will report on their progress and continue work to move their projects forward. There are some very exciting projects being created and others are on-going and always looking for interested individuals.  New ideas and working groups are also encouraged to attend and start working through the Strategic Doing process. The Ellis County meeting will be[...]