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Celebrating Our 2020 Citizens of the Year

On Friday, September 11, 2020 Truman Heartland Community Foundation had the honor of recognizing the 2020 Citizens of the Year at the Heartland Citizens’ Reception, sponsored by Centerpoint Medical Center

Give Smart: Why It Pays to Donate Stocks

Thinking about strategic ways to support to your favorite charities? Donating long-term appreciated securities directly to your fund at Truman Heartland is an easy and tax smart way to make a bigger impact during this time of increased need.

Henri Goettel Announces Retirement After 20 years

Henri Goettel, longtime leader of Truman Heartland Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC), has announced her retirement after more than 20 years as the program’s volunteer adult facilitator.
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Make a Big Impact with a Future Gift

Life changes quickly and the coronavirus has prompted many people to write or rewrite their wills. Don’t forget the impact of including a charitable gift in your estate plan.

Renovating and Reimagining Englewood

Renovations on the new Englewood Arts Center are officially underway, bringing revitalization and new jobs to Independence.

Providing Stability and Sustenance for Students in Independence

During the past few months, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City has continued to offer stability and sustenance to students in Independence and across the metropolitan area.

2019 Annual Report: Soaring to New Heights

Published in February, the 2019 annual report celebrates the grants, gifts and actions that strengthened our community last year.
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Power of Community: Delivering Joy to Raytown Families During the Coronavirus

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Raytown School District’s Parents as Teachers program continues to bring joy and support to Raytown families.

Students Support Grants Cycle Virtually

With distance learning and most events canceled or postponed, Youth Advisory Council students are using their time to play an important role in this year’s competitive grants program.
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Use Your Stimulus Check to Invest in Community

While many Americans are depending on stimulus money to make ends meet, for the fortunate ones among us, this as an opportunity to make a difference and help our community endure this challenging time.



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