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Creating a Legacy - Trained and Equipped. Thanks to the Tripps.

Montie and Marge Tripp are committed to the health and well-being of children and families in Eastern Jackson County. With their donor advised fund, the Tripps have supported Children’s Mercy for many years, including the creation of two named awards: the Chaplaincy Team Award and the Elam and Tripp Families Liver Care Nursing Award.

Give Smart - Filling the Gap

Caring donors are the backbone of Truman Heartland Community Foundation and our community. One of the many perks of being a donor advised fundholder with THCF is the opportunity to contribute to the impact of our annual competitive grants awards and help nonprofits in our community achieve their missions.

Feature - Toast to Our Towns 2021

Another Toast to Our Towns Gala is in the books! And what a moving event it was. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and donors, we set a new revenue record of $271,000. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Gala Committees, THANK YOU!


2021 Gala is Nearly Sold Out

September 25, 2021, is the date of the 26th annual Toast to Our Towns Gala, honoring the amazing people who have dedicated themselves to serving Eastern Jackson County and surrounding communities. We have had a tremendous response this year from our donors, partners, and supports that we are nearly sold out! We have just a few tickets available, but they are going fast.

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Creating a Legacy - Top 5 Reasons to Make a Bequest

A bequest is a gift made as part of a will or trust. A bequest can be to a person, or a nonprofit organization, trust, or foundation. Anyone can make a bequest in any amount. But why? Why is a bequest necessary?

Logo Use

Download Truman Heartland logo

All uses of the Truman Heartland logo by another organization in advertising or promotions must be approved in advance by the Community Foundation. Therefore, all requests to use the logo or for electronic versions of the logo should be directed to Amy Brost, Marketing and Communications Manager, at or 816-912-4190.


  • Truman Heartland’s logo may only be used in the two-color version or the black-and-white version. No other colors may be used. 
  • Please don’t move or rearrange elements of the logo in any way. And don’t change the scale of the logo (e.g., don’t change the size of one part of the logo without changing all parts in correlation). 
  • Do not add any elements to the logo, or subtract any elements from it. Also, don’t animate the logo on a website. 
  • The minimum size of the Community Foundation logo for printing or posting is 1.1” wide. Whenever possible, the Community Foundation’s logo should appear with one-half the logo’s height of white space on all sides.




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