Heartland Neighborhood Basis
The Heartland Community Foundation raised $410,145 for Ellis, Rooks and Trego counties through its fifth-yearly Twice As Pleasant marketing campaign in February – surpassing its target and earning all of the matching resources out there from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.
Heartland raised almost $185,145 from donors: $63,410 in Rooks County, $62,000 in Ellis County, and $59,735 in Trego County. The Hansen Foundation fully commited matching pounds up to $50,000 for each county, in addition a reward $25,000 for each county for the foundation’s administrative fund upon reaching the goal.
Thanks to the generous group assistance, tenacious board users, and company partnerships, Heartland was capable to seize all of the match pounds, which added $225,000 to the complete.
Income raised will be invested into the foundation’s county grant endowment resources, which make cash obtainable to award as grants to regional nonprofits, charitable systems and jobs. The funds lifted in each county stays in that county.
Donations in Ellis County increased more than 20 percent as opposed to a year in the past. That boost was aided in component by a exclusive initiative led by Hays-space banking companies. Each and every financial institution in Hays donated to the marketing campaign, placing their collective whole at almost $7,500.
Donations diverse in total, but ranged from $50 to $1,000 just about every. Collaborating banks involved: Astra Financial institution, Bank of Hays, Central National Lender, Commerce Financial institution, Emprise Financial institution, Equity Bank, Farmers Credit history Union, Initial Kansas Bank, Golden Belt Bank, Golden Plains Credit score Union, Gorham Point out Financial institution, Significant Plains Farm Credit rating, and Sunflower Financial institution.
“It is awesome to see all of the banks and financial establishments in Ellis County occur collectively and raise income for Heartland Community Basis,” explained Josh Dreher, HCF board member and senior vice president at Bank of Hays. “When I built the request, it was evident that just about every institution wished to be a element of an effort and hard work that will go away a lasting affect in Ellis County. I am happy to be a aspect of the banking group and Heartland Local community Foundation.”
Numerous of the financial institutions hosted exclusive initiatives in the course of the thirty day period to inspire staff to give, as effectively. Initial Kansas Bank and Financial institution of Hays the two had “blue jeans” days in the course of the month, for an worker donation on best of their corporate donations. Financial institution of Hays personnel raised $860.
Golden Belt Lender hosted a “healthy habits” method all thirty day period prolonged. For each individual “healthy habit” an staff famous, the lender built a donation to Heartland. The entity ended up donating $1,000.
For the reason that of the achievement of the once-a-year Twice As Awesome campaign and the commitment of matching funds from the Hansen Basis, the county grant endowment funds have each individual handed the fifty percent-million mark in just five yrs. The current harmony of people money is: $572,728 (Ellis County), $541,956 (Rooks County), and $535,282 (Trego County).
“We are so grateful to our community of supporters in Ellis, Rooks, and Trego counties,” said Sarah Meitner, government director of the Heartland Community Basis. “We have been unsure how the economic climate may impact providing, but the communities exceeded our expectations.”