Heartland FoundationOur Programs
Our work is made possible by the generous support of individuals, businesses, and grant funders investing in our mission.
Help us positively impact communities through education and empowerment. You can be a spark that makes a difference!
Inspiring People, Organizations, and Communities to Thrive
Read the inspiring story of the best practices Heartland Foundation has uncovered in our journey that you can apply in your community. “I recommend you use it as a guiding light in your community.” –Leland R. Kaiser, Ph.D., health futurist and founder of the Kaiser InstituteBUY THE BOOK
Think Ahead Works®
Heartland Foundation’s satellite facility in King City, Missouri offers emPowerU programming focused on civic engagement, STEAM youth activities, and support for rural entrepreneurs.Learn more
“I am fascinated that an organization cares enough about youth to teach these important lessons.”
emPowerU Adult Council Volunteer
“I liked feeling I was important and not just a kid who can't change the world. I think anyone can change the world if they show a random act of kindness.”
“The importance of education and lifelong learning is at multiple levels . . . it’s very important for communities, families, and all of society.”
Jeanne Daffron, Provost & VP Academic Affairs, Missouri Western State University
“I believe this is a great opportunity for our small town kids. They are outside of their box.”
emPowerU Teacher Participant
We understand that applying what you learn at Heartland Foundation can take a little help.
We offer competitive grant funds available for youth service-learning projects, innovative education and workforce development ideas, and elementary school fitness programs.Get Started
Heartland Foundation offers innovative spaces available for rent at our St. Joseph and King City locations. Facility rental fees help fund programs and initiatives within our mission of championing education and empowering people.Learn More