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Heartland Foundation recognized with 2018 Gold Seal from GuideStar

Heartland Foundation was recently recognized for our transparency with a 2018 Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile.   GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits.   In order to […]

A Story of Transformation

Heartland Foundation’s emPowerU Campus is a place where individuals of all ages feel inspired to think creatively and discover new approaches to address challenges and opportunities in their school, work place, community, or the region. Since opening the doors more than 10 years ago, more than 20,000 youth and countless other business and community groups […]

Registration now open for STEAM Camps for Kids

STEAM Camps for Kids by emPowerU are a fun and engaging way for kids entering grades 3 – 8 to spend part of their summer! Weekly camps are offered offered July 16 – August 3, 2018 at our emPowerU Campus in St. Joseph and Think Ahead Works® in King City.  Our STEAM programs are designed to […]

Meet Heartland Foundation’s New President

Guest post by Julie Gaddie, President of Heartland Foundation Spring is in the air and there is a new energy at Heartland Foundation. As the flowers start to peak through the winter landscape, I am excited to be joining the Heartland Foundation team. My husband Chad and our two children Carson, 15 and Ava, 12 […]

Think Ahead Works® to hold Spring Open House

Heartland Foundation’s new satellite facility will offer youth programming and support for rural entrepreneurs Heartland Foundation will hold a Spring Open House at Think Ahead Works® on April 3, 2018 from 1:00 to 7:00 pm. The public is invited to stop by and tour the buildings located at 105 and 107 West Vermont Street in King […]

Heartland Foundation brings the first Mini Maker Faire to St. Joseph

The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire was held March 3, 2018 at the Restoration Natatorium in downtown St. Joseph, Missouri.  We had over 800 visitors throughout the day!  Thank you to our sponsors and the amazing team of volunteers who helped make the Faire a success! Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people […]

Invent the future today at Camp Invention

Heartland Foundation is hosting Camp Invention this summer at our emPowerU Campus! July 9 – 13, 2018 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Heartland Foundation emPowerU Campus 518 South 6th Street St. Joseph, MO 64501 Directed by Devran Brower devran.brower@heartlandfoundation.org | (816) 271-7910 Price $225 | For children entering grades K–6 Camp Invention’s all-new summer program, […]

Heartland Foundation hosts 25th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball

The 25th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball was held recently at Heartland Foundation’s emPowerU Campus in downtown St. Joseph, Missouri. This year’s event also included a celebration of Judy Sabbert’s retirement from Heartland Foundation. Event proceeds benefit emPowerU, Heartland Foundation’s youth civic empowerment program, and the Missouri Cattlemen’s Children’s Fund, which provides medical adaptive equipment for […]

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 […]

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. […]

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