Who is Truman Heartland Community Foundation?

The Independence Community Foundation was founded in 1982 by ten philanthropically-minded residents who wanted to create positive change in their local community. Over time, the foundation and the communities served grew, achieving regional prominence and serving all of Eastern Jackson County and other contiguous counties. In 1996, the Foundation's name was changed to more accurately reflect its Missouri heritage and impact on our current geographic service area.

Today, Truman Heartland Community Foundation serves suburban Eastern Jackson, Cass, and Lafayette Counties with assets of nearly $80 million and annual grants and scholarships surpassing $5.9 million. A trusted leader in charitable giving, Truman Heartland serves individuals, couples, and families who, through their private giving, wish to support the public good. THCF is here to help them do just that and do it in the most tax-wise and effective manner possible.

We're always looking for ways to be a catalyst for change in our communities. Our Strategic Initiatives set us apart from other Foundations and allow us to put community-focused ideas into action.

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How Can We Help You?

Truman Heartland Community Foundation has more than 40 years of experience in local philanthropy—partner with us to set your philanthropic vision in motion.

Start Your Fund

With THCF, you can set up your own family foundation using a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), a scholarship fund, a field of interest fund, an endowment fund, a charitable gift annuity, or another type of charitable vehicle. With funds beginning at $5,000, you can start your fund today!

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If you have a heart to give and want an easy way to do it, THCF can make it happen.

- Montie Tripp