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Feature - Never Judge a Book

Our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) students came together to collect household goods and nonperishable food items for three area nonprofits: Raytown Emergency Assistance Program (REAP), Community Services League (CSL), and Lee's Summit Social Services.
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Give Smart - Saving Lake

The City of Independence Animal Shelter Fund at THCF was established to provide operational support for the City of Independence Animal Shelter. The shelter offers numerous services to Independence and unincorporated Jackson County, including sheltering facilities, trap-neuter-release programs, animal control services, a pet food pantry, and more.

Give Smart - Investing in Youth

There are many ways to support the student leaders in our Youth Advisory Council (YAC). You could shop at one of the participating Hy-Vee grocery stores on April 9 and help students collect 40,000 food and household items for distribution in our communities. You could become a sponsor or order tickets to attend their Wheels and Reels drive-in fundraiser on April 30, featuring E.T. Or, you could become a member of the Foundation's annual Fan Club.
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Feature - Our Team is Growing

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the THCF team, Diana Castillo. Diana is THCF’s new Director of Grantmaking and Donor Services. She has been active in the nonprofit sector for nearly three decades as a fundraising professional and brings a wealth of experience regarding nonprofit administration to the organization.

Event - Calling all Nonprofits

THCF will host a virtual Grant Application Workshop this coming Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. so interested organizations can learn about our application requirements, process, important deadlines, and more.
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Feature: Tis the Season … for Scholarships

It’s scholarship season at Truman Heartland Community Foundation! Since 1982, THCF fundholders have directed more than $5.1 million in educational funding. Scholarships provide an opportunity for students of all ages to pursue an education.
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Creating a Legacy: The Norman and Mary Anne Davidson Scholarship Fund

When you lose someone dear to your heart, it can be devastating. Regardless of the how or why, there are many emotions to go through before those left behind begin to find peace. However, numerous studies have shown that philanthropy can be a powerful tool in the journey to healthy healing.

Calling All Youth

Nearly 100 students from 12 area high schools make up the Truman Heartland Youth Advisory Council (YAC). These philanthropically minded student-leaders strive to impact their community by reviewing nonprofit grant proposals, planning and organizing fundraisers, making grant recommendations, and participating in community service projects.

Feature: New Voices Coming to the THCF Board

Truman Heartland is excited to welcome three new members to the THCF Board of Directors beginning January 2022.

Events: Grants Luncheon Recap

THCF honors National Community Foundation Week by hosting an annual Grants Luncheon each year. We take this special time to celebrate the good work being done in our Eastern Jackson County communities by nonprofits and funders alike.



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