Heartland Foundation Blog

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. […]

Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 to be voted on today in U.S. Senate

There is a piece of legislation that we feel may be of interest to our volunteers and supporters involved in the (e2) education emPowers® initiative. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 is a reauthorization (and significant revision) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind (ESEA/NCLB). This bipartisan, bicameral legislation intends […]