Founding Donors

We are forever grateful for the support of these generous donors who heard the story and believed in the vision of the Heartland Community Foundation.

Gold
Ross & Marianna Beach Foundation
Hays Medical Center
Midwest Energy, Inc.
Rural Telephone/ Nex-Tech

Silver
Robert E. and Patricia A. Schmidt Foundation

Bronze
Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd.
Adronics Elrob Mfg. Corp.
America’s Best Value Vagabond Inn
Anonymous
Auto World
Bank of Hays
Best Western Butterfield Inn
Brungardt Hower Ward Elliott & Pfeifer, L.C.
Cerv’s, LLC
City of Hays
In Memory of Martha Claflin
Commerce Bank
Jeff & Marla Copper
Dennis & Susan Day
Eagle Communications, Inc.
Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development
Emprise Bank
First National Bank
Glassman Corporation
Great Plains Dermatology
Hays Area Chamber of Commerce
Hays Chevrolet
Henry Schwaller & Associates
Insurance Planning, Inc.
Jeter Law Firm, LLP
Kendall Krug OD PA
Verlyn L’Heureux
Lang Diesel, Inc.
Lifetime Dental Care, PA
The Meckenstock Group
Patrick & Chardell Parke
Steve & Julie Paul
Verlin & Elaine Pfannenstiel
RDH Electric, Inc.
Dave & Jodi Schmidt
Jeff & Stacey Seibel
Simply Charmed
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation
United Way of Ellis county
Wal-Mart Store #664
Bob & Nancy Wertenberger
Tim & Sandee Werth

Recent News

Heartland Community Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Heartland Community Foundation Announces New Executive Director HAYS, KS – The Heartland Community Foundation (HCF) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new executive director. Sarah Meitner, of Hays, assumes the role effective this week, following the impending retirement of director, Sandy Jacobs. Sandy served as executive director of the Heartland Community Foundation for five years, leading to its substantial growth throughout the three counties it serves: Ellis, Rooks, and Trego counties. She will remain with the Foundation at least through Dec. 31, 2020, and is committed to ensuring a smooth transition. Sarah brings to the position a background in marketing,[...]

Community foundation accepting fall grant applications

Community foundation accepting fall grant applications HAYS, Kan.—The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, is accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications open September 15 and are due Sunday, November 15, 2020. Last fall, the foundation awarded Redbud Village funding to update their dining facilities. This provided a comfortable atmosphere for residents, staff and guests. “Our residents look forward to inviting their family to see the new furniture and enjoy a meal. Without the help of the foundation, our residents would still be using the old restaurant style tables, that were loose, chipped and unsightly,” said grantee Megan Zahn. This year, over $190,000 is available to charitable projects in[...]