Heartland Foundation Blog

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 […]

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 […]

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