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 Announces Grant Awards

For the 5th time in three years, Heartland Community Foundation has awarded grants in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties.  The grant cycle ended on May 15, 2017.  60 applications totaling $517,527.44 were received during the application period which ran from April 1 to May 15.  43 grants totaling $147, 933.00 were announced this week.  Funding for the grants again was made possible by dollars from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.   The Hansen Foundation is committed to the sustainability of rural America and supports 26 counties in Northwest Kansas. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation was established as a charitable organization in 1965,[...]

Heartland Community Foundation reminds agencies and organizations there is only 3 weeks remaining in current grant application cycle

In late March, Heartland Community Foundation announced the opening of its first grant cycle of 2017 for the counties it serves – Ellis, Trego, and Rooks Counties. Gifts from generous donors to Heartland Community Foundation allow Heartland the privilege of awarding grants in Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties. This newly announced competitive grant application period began April 1, 2017 and runs to midnight, May 15, 2017. As part of this cycle of grants, applications will be considered by Heartland for funding through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, which is once again providing $50,000 per each county for eligible applicants whose request[...]