Mission: Champion education and empower people.
Programs: See schedule oheartland foundation has a vision to inspire people world-wide to build healthy and thriving communities. The organization's mission is to champion education and empower people. Through various programs and activities, the foundation serves as a catalyst and convener to draw people from different walks of life together to focus on creating stronger, more vibrant communities. Some of the activities included in the organization's agenda include:- healthy communities, a more than two decade effort, which focuses on igniting a movement to build educational attainment levels and inspire people to become active, engaged citizens. Research shows that education and income levels are the two biggest indicators of the health of a community. People who care about their communities and give their time to impact them will also lead to thriving places to live, work, and play. - community and regional forums aimed at bringing diverse people and organizations together to focus on important topics of the day, potential solutions, and actions to be taken in building communities that matter. - empoweru, an educational problem-solving model for youth and adults, that promotes workforce development, innovation, leadership, character building, and citizenship. - funding support through healthy partnerships, a competitive matching grants program, to encourage collaborative groups to test out new ideas to impact the health of the population. - jump starters, a funding opportunity for youth involved in empoweru programs, to initiate student-led, service-learning projects for the betterment of their communities. - project fit, a cardiovascular fitness program in partnership with project fit america and selected area schools. Schools receive partial funding support for a field-tested health and fitness program with circuitry fitness equipment, a curriculum, and training by national project fit trainers. - scholarships to provide financial support to people within the region who are pursuing higher education opportunities. - regional teams working strategically on a variety of issues tied to the foundation's mission.