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.

 

Upcoming Events

Mar
12
Mon
6:30 pm Strategic Doing #3 – Ellis County @ Fort Hays State University Robbins Center
Strategic Doing #3 – Ellis County @ Fort Hays State University Robbins Center
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Strategic Doing #3 - Ellis County @ Fort Hays State University Robbins Center | Hays | Kansas | United States
Heartland Community Foundation will host Ellis County’s third “Strategic Doing” session at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 12, at the Robbins Center on the campus of Fort Hays State University. The meeting will focus on advancing[...]

Recent News

Clean-up Grant Deadline is March 1

The deadline to apply for Dane G. Hansen Community Clean-Up Grants is quickly approaching! Applications are due March 1, 2018. Clean-up grants are designed to assist with community beautification efforts, to eliminate the financial barrier to clean-up projects such as land fill fees and equipment rental, and to promote community pride and encourage volunteerism. Grants can be used for equipment rental, dumpster rental, landfill fees, paint or other consumable supplies, and for support of volunteers. Grants are not intended for the removal of unsafe structures or landscaping projects. Here are some simple, creative ideas that qualify for clean-up grants: Purchase of dumpsters to[...]

Your Gifts are “Twice as Nice” in February!

Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties could each earn up to $50,000 for charitable grants in the community through county-wide gift matching campaigns. In February, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match all public gifts to the Ellis County Fund, Rooks County Fund and Trego County Fund at the Heartland Community Foundation, up to a total of $50,000 per fund. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar, at a maximum of $5,000 per donor. “We are very grateful to the Dane G. Hansen Foundation for their continued support of Heartland Community Foundation and the counties we serve,” said Sandy Jacobs, executive director. “By[...]