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

Your contributions are "twice as nice" in February!

Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties could each earn an additional $50,000 for charitable grants in the community through a county-wide “Twice as Nice” gift matching campaign. In February, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match all public gifts to the Ellis County Legacy Fund, the Rooks County Legacy Fund and the Trego County Legacy Fund at the Heartland Community Foundation, up to $50,000. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar, at a maximum of $5,000 per donor. If the $50,000 goal for each county is met this year, each of the three funds will gain a total of $100,000. Over the[...]

Heartland Community Foundation awards over $163,000 in grants

  The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, recently awarded over $163,000 in fall grants to area organizations across the three counties. Grants were funded through the foundation’s Heartland Area Action Fund, Dane G. Hansen Community Action Fund, Heartland Healthy Living Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund and the Legacy Funds for Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties. The following organizations received funding: Ellis County The Arc of Central Plains, $15,000 to purchase sensory equipment for a new Accessible Recreation Complex playground. O'Loughlin Elementary PTA, $10,000 for new playground equipment at O'Loughlin Elementary. Grow Hays, $10,000 for technology upgrades to BriefSpace meeting[...]