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Who IS Truman Heartland Community Foundation?
Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF) serves individuals who, through their private giving, wish to support the public good and help them do it in the most tax-wise and effective manner. THCF is a 501(c) (3) public charity committed to improving the communities in and around Eastern Jackson County through cooperation with community members and donors. THCF serves the region with assets of $43 million and annual grants surpassing $3 million.
THCF was founded in 1982 by 10 area residents who had a philanthropic vision for our communities. Originally called the Independence Community Foundation, THCF rapidly grew to regional prominence serving all of Jackson County and other contiguous counties. In 1996, the foundation’s name was changed to Truman Heartland, which more accurately reflected its Missouri heritage and impact on the region. In 1998, THCF started its Youth Advisory Council; the organization has involved high school students in philanthropy and community service for almost two decades. In recent years, THCF began its Community for All Ages Coalition, which works to meet the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities of a growing retired, 65+, population. Today, THCF serves the entire region and is considered one of the top 10 foundations in the Kansas City area in terms of total grants.