Who We Are

History

Heartland Foundation began in 1982 and has been leading the Healthy Communities movement in America’s heartland region since 1994. We have traveled the path of beginning as a traditional hospital foundation managing charitable funds and healthcare-related projects to establishing ourselves as the only hospital-based foundation in the United States committing 100% of our annual program operations to addressing the root causes of our region’s challenges

We have gathered research and accumulated experience that proves:

  • Attaining higher levels of education and having access to higher quality education from birth through retirement…
  • Along with feeling empowered to personally be involved and make a difference in your community…
  • Increases the opportunity for people to work in better jobs, earn higher wages, and make healthier choices for themselves and their families.

Serving as a catalyst, convener, innovator and connector, Heartland Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity dedicated to championing education and empowering people to build healthy and thriving communities.