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Truman Heartland Community Foundation

4200 Little Blue Parkway Suite 340
Independence, Missouri 64057
United States

Mission

Improving area communities by promoting and serving private giving for the public good

Most Meaningful Change

Our Community for All Ages Coalition is making good strides in helping our community proactively and collaboratively plan for the opportunities and challenges of a doubling of the over-65 population in our community in the next 20 years.

1982 Year Founded
$27,529,375 Endowment Value
$184,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

450,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationTruman Heartland Community Foundation
Address 14200 Little Blue Parkway Suite 340
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownIndependence
State / RegionMissouri
ZIP / Postal Code64057
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone816-912-4188
Emailpowell@thcf.org
Websitewww.thcf.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Phillip J. Hanson, President/CEO
Primary Contact’s NameBeverly Powell
Primary Contact’s PositionCFO
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1982
Mission StatementImproving area communities by promoting and serving private giving for the public good
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced450,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)6
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members28
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$9,350,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$3,090,513
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$4,520,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$184,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo and do not intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$27,529,375
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismPlayed an important role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equitySlightly important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationLot
EnvironmentLittle
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsLittle
International relationsLittle
ReligionFair amount
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingLittle
ChildrenLot
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesFair amount
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsRarely
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffNever
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting better
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Trust among different sections of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesA few small achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsDo not work in this sphere
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important achievements
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensNot at all
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesNot at all
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersUnhelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationN/A
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersVery important
Access to advice or technical assistanceVery important
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesNeither important nor unimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsOur Community for All Ages Coalition is making good strides in helping our community proactively and collaboratively plan for the opportunities and challenges of a doubling of the over-65 population in our community in the next 20 years.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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