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 felt like someone who was going to change the world.”
emPowerU Student Participant
“Bring yourself, an open mind, and get ready to develop ways to impact your community.”
e2 Fellowship Youth Graduate
“I am fascinated that an organization cares enough about youth to teach these important lessons.”
emPowerU Adult Council Volunteer
“This exceeded my expectations! The activities were fun, purposeful, and moved our group toward a vision.”
e2 Fellowship Adult Graduate
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