Heartland Foundation Blog

Deadline coming up for Maker Faire signup

What do beehives, blacksmithing, glassmaking, robots and a human-sized hamster wheel have in common? They are among the area makers signed up to be part of The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire in Northwest Missouri. Makers are creative folks, entrepreneurs, tinkerers, inventors, hobbyists, crafters, educators and homespun engineers. And Maker Faire is a place where […]

Cleaning up the Neighborhood

There is so much litter in my neighborhood that I decided to clean around the block. I collected 5 full bags over 2 days and had gone only 1/4 of the way. Something has to be done. Cleaning up the neighborhood is a gift to both your neighbors and city. St. Joseph, Missouri What’s one […]

Heartland Foundation Recognizes Grant Recipients at Trustee Meeting

CollaborACTION and Outcomes for Kids Grant Recipients were recently recognized at Heartland Foundation’s Board of Trustee’s Meeting Two CollaborACTION grant recipients were selected to receive funding this year and were recognized. These grants are geared to provide startup funding for new, collaborative, innovative projects that have the potential to impact education attainment and workforce development. […]

West Nodaway R-I celebrates launch of Project Fit America

Heartland Foundation and students and staff from the West Nodaway R-I School District celebrated the district’s acquisition of indoor and outdoor exercise equipment made possible through Project Fit America on October 16, 2017. Project Fit America (PFA) is a national nonprofit organization that creates sustainable and innovative broad based fitness programs in schools.  Heartland Foundation […]

2017 Think Ahead Forum: A Success Ready Workforce

(e2) education emPowers® initiative remains a priority for the continued improvement of the region’s health and economic vitality Individuals from northwest Missouri and bordering counties in Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa participated in the 2017 Think Ahead Forum on Friday, September 29, 2017  at Heartland Foundation’s emPowerU Campus in downtown St. Joseph, Mo. The theme for […]

2016 Servant Leadership Heart Award recipients recognized

Heartland Foundation recently honored five volunteers at their February Board of Trustees meeting. These volunteers have demonstrated exemplary commitment by sharing their time and talents to assist in Heartland Foundation’s mission of championing education and empowering people. Each of these individuals has contributed to uplifting the efforts of building healthy and thriving communities throughout the […]

Tax-free IRA Gifts are Difference Makers for Area Youth

For those 70½ or older, it is possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from IRA accounts. If you, or someone in your family meeting the age requirement, would like to receive this benefit for your 2015 filing, just send a letter to your IRA administrator today using language such as that in this sample letter. […]