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If you are with the media and are interested in learning more about Heartland Foundation, please contact Christel Gollnick, regional relations team leader at christel.gollnick@heartlandfoundation.org or 816.588.2730.

Media Releases and Alerts

October 13, 2016 – Registration now open for 2016 Think Ahead Forum: Building Regional CollaborACTION — Click here for more information and online registration

September 1, 2016Heartland Foundation purchases property and awards renovation bid in King City, MO Many donors and Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits make new project possible

August 25, 2016WWII veterans honor the nursing profession by selling towels to support annual scholarship awards

August 25, 2016Heartland Foundation hosts luncheon to honor 2016 scholarship recipients

June 29, 2016Grants awarded to innovatively promote healthy eating and active living 
Heartland Foundation, along with Mosaic Life Care and North Kansas City Hospital , encourage and fund outcomes-based, collaborative initiatives designed to improve health in northwest Missouri.

May 5, 2016Community Transformation Forum returnsClick here for more information and application

May 2, 2016Video game design the focus of STEAM Camps for Kids by emPowerUClick here for registration form

April 29, 2016Youth and adult participants graduate from Heartland Foundation’s e2 Fellowship  — Click here for the 2016-2017 e2 Fellowship Application

April 14, 2016Scholarships available for students on multiple paths to prosperity in America’s heartland Click here for scholarship applications.

February 25, 2016Heartland Foundation announces plans to open a satellite facility in King City, Missouri
Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits available to donors investing in project — Click here for more information on this investment opportunity.

February 24, 2016Volunteer Servant Leadership Heart Awards

February 23, 2016Cathedral School partners with Heartland Foundation and Project Fit America to get kids physically fit
St. Joseph school honored as one of the nation’s first to pilot the indoor only program

February 18, 2016Grant opportunity now open for innovative projects promoting healthy eating and active living

January 28, 2016 – Student artwork featured on free character trait posters
Two sets of full color posters can now be downloaded at HeartlandFoundation.org for schools, businesses, organizations, and homes

January 22, 2016Heartland Foundation announces new Board of Trustees Members

October 7, 2015 – Heartland Foundation celebrates release of its first book 
Come Together, THINK AHEAD! Inspiring People, Organizations and Communities to Thrive shares best practices learned through decades of work in the heart of the heartland that can be applied universally.

May 6, 2015 – Building the region’s workforce the focus of Friday’s regional gathering at emPowerU®
(e2) education emPowers® initiative remains a priority for the region with over twenty communities expected at Heartland Foundation’s 2015 Think Ahead Forum

Recent Media Coverage

July 5, 2016 – “Health Briefs”St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, MO

May 20, 2016 – “Community forums to return”St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, MO

May 2, 2016 – “40 Graduate from e2 Fellowship”St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, MO

April 30, 2016 – “Buchanan County completes work ready requirements”St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, MO

April 16, 2016 – “Heartland Foundation offers scholarships” – St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, MO

March 2, 2016 – “Vision, actions boost region,” an editorial – St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, MO

March 2, 2016 – “Leaders learn how to redevelop brownfields” – St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, MO

March 1, 2016 – “Pilot indoor fitness program launches at Cathedral” – St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, MO

March 1, 2016 – “Co-Cathedral awarded $10,000 for fitness program” – KQ2, St. Joseph, MO

February 29, 2016 – “Heartland Foundation spreads emPowerU concept to rural area” – St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, MO

February 25, 2016 – “Heartland Foundation honors volunteers” – www.NorthwestMoInfo.com

February 25, 2016 – “Plattsburg native has artwork featured on free character trait posters” and “Grant opportunity now open for innovative projects promoting healthy eating and active living” – The Clinton County Leader, Plattsburg, MO

January 23, 2016 – “Heartland Foundation adds new members to Board of Trustees” – St. Joseph Post, St. Joseph, MO

January 7, 2016 – “Start with kids to deter obesity” – St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, MO

December 10, 2015 – “Work Ready status near completion” – St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, MO