Your Giving

Can You See Into the Future?

Because you cannot know the needs of our communities in 5, 10, 50 years and beyond, the Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF) community grants making committee steps in to steward gifts in our undesignated community grants fund.

Made up of active community members from our Board of Directors and Advisory Boards, the Community Grants Committee makes informed funding decisions to benefit charities that apply to the annual community grants process. After grant proposal review, onsite visits and much research, the committee stewards undesignated gifts to the charities who are currently serving pressing needs in the community.

The Power of Giving to Community Grant Making:

Since 1982, undesignated giving has awarded more than $4.6 million to non-profits serving the community. Grants have fed the hungry, given special needs children the opportunity to learn, allowed children to experience the arts for the first time and helped beautify our communities. Contact us today to be a part of making a difference in the ever-changing lives of our communities!

I cherish every moment I had, especially the opportunities to go out into my community and make a difference. I wish this wasn’t my last year in this wonderful program, but I’m grateful for the time I had.”

Holly Sullivan, Raytown South High School YAC team leader

Engaging Youth in Giving

Students have a voice at THCF. Since 1998, our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) has weighed in on funding decisions during the annual community grants process. Each year, our YAC students perform grant reviews, conduct onsite visits and do loads of research on the charities with a youth-serving program applying for funding through THCF. More than 190 students from our area high schools serve on YAC. This diverse group represents our communities as they assist in funding decisions at THCF.  

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