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CollaborACTION Grant Cycle Now Open!

Heartland Foundation announces the opening of their 2019 CollaborACTION grant cycle. Proposals for these matching grant funds must be submitted by two or more organizations partnering to propose new solutions that address opportunities for promoting educational attainment and/or work skills development. Grantees are eligible to receive one-time funding for seed money, with an expected range […]

Two Regional Schools Celebrate the Launch of Project Fit America

Heartland Foundation and students and staff from Minnie Cline Elementary School in Savannah, Missouri, and Northland Christian School in Kansas City, Missouri, recently celebrated the acquisition of indoor and outdoor exercise equipment made possible through Project Fit America.     Project Fit America (PFA) is a national nonprofit organization that creates sustainable and innovative broad-based […]

SPARK Award Winners Recognized at 2018 ignite Annual Fundraiser

Heartland Foundation has a dedicated history of empowering youth to think creatively and work collaboratively to address challenges and opportunities in their schools and communities. Since 2007, more than 20,000 youth from our 31-county service region have experienced emPowerU. Pictured above is Skyler Pummill, one of the SPARK Award winners recognized at the ignite Annual Fundraiser on […]

Full STEAM Ahead!

Heartland Foundation brought two new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) events to our region in 2018 . . . The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire and Camp Invention.  Both events are set to return in 2019! Mark your calendars! The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire will return to Restoration Natatorium on Saturday, March […]

Heartland Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Since 1984, Heartland Foundation has managed and awarded numerous healthcare-related and general educational scholarships. In line with their mission to champion education and empower people, the Heartland Foundation Board of Trustees honored this year’s scholarship recipients at their August 29, 2018 meeting.   Pictured above are scholarship recipients who accepted their awards at the August […]

Free workshops scheduled at Think Ahead Works®

Heartland Foundation is hosting 2 free workshops in September at our Think Ahead Works® Learning Lab at 105 West Vermont in King City, MO. Both workshops are open to the public.  Attendees may bring their own lunch.  Drinks and dessert will be provided. Tuesday, September 18 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm How to Discover […]

Heartland Foundation History: A Beginner’s Guide

Heartland Foundation has traveled the path of beginning as a traditional hospital foundation managing charitable funds and healthcare-related projects to establishing ourselves as one of the only hospital-based foundations in the United States committing 100% of our annual program operations to addressing the root causes of our region’s challenges. Here are the major milestones along […]

Camp Invention comes to St. Joseph

Heartland Foundation hosted 68 students in grades K-6 for our first ever Camp Invention! Camp was held July 9-13, 2018 at our emPowerU Campus in downtown St. Joseph, MO. Camp invention is led by experienced local educators and new curriculum is introduced each year, inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame! […]

Co-working space available at Think Ahead Works®

Heartland Foundation is offering co-working space for entrepreneurs and others in need of an office environment at 107 West Vermont in King City, MO. Membership amenities include: 24-hour building access Shared workspaces High-speed wireless internet Color printer/copier, scanner, fax Access to kitchen and dining area Conference room (may be reserved for additional fee) Membership Rates […]

Registration now open for 2018-2019 e2 Fellowship

The e2 Fellowship is a 4-day intergenerational leadership program open to teams of three (two high school students and one adult sponsor) in our 31 county service region. “Bring yourself, an open mind, and get ready to develop ways to impact your community.” – e2 Fellowship Youth Graduate 2018-2019 Program Dates September 11, 2018 November 13, 2018 […]

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