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
Building a better region
Think of the difference we could make if everyone committed to do just one thing to make our communities better. We believe it could make a world of difference.
What’s one way you like to give back to your community?Share your story with us
“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.”
emPowerU Youth Participant
“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.2017 GRANT CYCLE NOW OPEN
Heartland Foundation offers innovative spaces available for rent at our St. Joseph and King City locations. Facility tours and rental rates are available upon request.Learn More