November 13, 2021

Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF) is pleased to announce a record-breaking $427,323 in competitive grants will be awarded to 57 nonprofits on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the THCF Annual Grants Luncheon. In honor of National Community Foundation Week and presented by Assel Grant Services (AGS) and Mid-Continent Public Library, the Grants Luncheon will be held at the Midwest Genealogy Center, located at 3440 South Lee’s Summit Road, in Independence, Missouri, beginning at 11:30 a.m., and will include representatives from grant recipient organizations and THCF Legacy Society members.

Truman Heartland Community Foundation awards competitive grants annually to local nonprofits that fit within five areas of interest: Arts and Culture, Community Betterment, Education, Health and Human Services, and Missouri Wildlife Conservation. Grant awards range from $1,500 to $20,000. Nearly $100,000 in additional contributions to supplement the awards came from Truman Heartland Donor Advised Fund holders and partner organizations, including Junior Service League of Independence and THCF’s Youth Advisory Council.

The following organizations will receive 2021 competitive grant awards from Truman Heartland Community Foundation: Angel Flight Central, Band of Angels, Blue Springs City Theatre, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Cancer Action, Cass County Historical Society, Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA), Coldwater of Lee’s Summit, Community Services League, Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Drumm Farm, Englewood Arts, EPEC The Grooming Project, Gift of Life, Gilda’s Club Kansas City, Heartland Chamber Music, Heartland Outreach Providers, Heritage Philharmonic, Hillcrest Transitional Housing, Hope Haven of Cass County, Hope House, Hope Network of Raytown, Independence Meals on Wheels, Junior Achievement of Middle America, Kansas City Community Gardens, Kansas City Free Eye Clinic, Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation, Marian Hope Center for Children’s Therapy, Meals on Wheels of Lee’s Summit, Metropolitan Community College Foundation, Mid-Continent Public Library, Mother’s Refuge, Music/Arts Institute, Play to Learn Ministries, Pleasant Hill Lay Clergy, Powell Gardens, Pro Deo Youth Center, Puppetry Arts Institute, Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation, Raytown Chamber of Commerce Building Foundation, Raytown Emergency Assistance Program – REAP, Raytown Summer Lunch Ministry, Reach Out and Read Kansas City, Restoration House of Greater Kansas City, River of Refuge, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, Shepherd’s Center of Raytown, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Sugar Creek Community Development Commission, Summit Art, The Family Conservancy, The Literacy Lab, TNC Community, Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation, University of Missouri Extension Jackson County, Victorian Society of the Vaile Mansion Dewitt Museum and Arboretum, and Visiting Nurse Association.

Truman Heartland Community Foundation is a public charity committed to improving area communities by promoting and serving private giving for the public good. Founded in 1982, THCF serves the region with assets of more than $69 million and annual grants surpassing $5.3 million. THCF serves individuals who, through their private giving, wish to support the public good and helps them do it in the most tax-wise and effective manner. Through the Community Foundation, donors can set up their own family foundations, scholarship funds, field of interest funds, endowment funds, charitable gift annuities, and many other charitable vehicles that utilize the foundation’s shared resources to maximize the impact of their philanthropic dollars. In addition to donor services, the Community Foundation provides asset development for nonprofit organizations, gives grants to nonprofits, assists organizations in planned giving, and serves as a leader in addressing community issues. For more information on charitable giving, visit or call THCF at 816-836-8189.