The Truman Heartland Community Foundation has announced $261,568 in grants to more than 50 groups serving people in Eastern Jackson County.

The grants, announced at the luncheon earlier this month, fall into four areas: education ($140,250), health and welfare ($85,598), arts and culture ($31,220) and community betterment ($4,500).

The grants:

• The Community Services League, $30,500 for early childhood learning at the Hawthorne Place apartments in Independence. Additional funding from the Douglas G. and Helen Ann Hatridge Family Foundation Fund. Also, the Community Services League was given $10,000 for its Financial Opportunity Center, which helps low-income people and families change their financial behaviors. Additional funding from the Junior Service League of Independence and the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation.

• Budget and Financial Management Assistance, $1,200 from the Junior Service League of Independence, for outreach to older adults in Eastern Jackson County for financial management services.

• Hope House, $9,000 for therapy for children affected by domestic violence. Hope House has shelters in Independence and Lee’s Summit. Additional funding from the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation, the Duvall Family Foundation for Children and the Lucky Penny Charitable Fund.

• Cancer Action Inc. in Independence, $4,500 for nutritional services for cancer patients. Additional funding from the Junior Services League of Independence.

• Developing Potential, $4,000 for a “smart board” that helps develop cognition and self-expression skills. Developing Potential services adults with developmental disabilities and has facilities in Independence and Lee’s Summit. Additional funding from the Connie Mayta Charitable Fund.

• The Drumm Farm Center for Children, $20,000 for the Compass program, which helps young adults who have grown to old for foster care make the transition to living on their own. Drumm Farm is in Independence.

• Hillcrest Transitional Housing in Independence, $6,000, for transportation needs. Additional funding from the Lucky Penny Charitable Fund.

• The Independence School District, $8,000 for transportation for high school students in the Academies of ISD program. Additional funding from the Lucky Penny Charitable Fund.

• Mother’s Refuge in Independence, $6,700 for care support. Mother’s Refuge served young women who are pregnant or are mothers. Additional funding from the Duvall Family Foundation for Children, the Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Fund, the Lucky Penny Charitable Fund and the Prevost Family Foundation.

• The Heritage Philharmonic, $3,000 for the 2017-18 concert season. The group performs in Blue Springs.

• Jewish Family Services, $5,000 for the Mental Health Coalition of Greater Kansas City’s You Be You campaign, a mental health campaign for all teens in Eastern Jackson County, including all of the Blue Springs School District.

• The Salvation Army’s Crossroads shelter in Independence, $2,200 for gas cards, bus passes, and drug testing and counseling for clients in need.

• The School of Economics in Blue Springs, $8,000 for summer programming in the Grain Valley and Lee’s Summit school districts. Also, $2,050 for financial education for low- and moderate-income students. Additional funding from the THCF’s Youth Advisory Council Endowment.

• JobOne, $4,641 for specialized chairs for employees. JobOne provides jobs for adults with developmental disabilities. Additional funding from the David and Connie Mayta Charitable Fund and the Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Fund.

• The Marian Hope Center for Children’s Therapy in Independence, $3,640 to help underserved children with special needs and $5,000 for equipment to accommodate students with special needs.

• The Children’s Peace Pavilion in Independence, $3,200 for a teen conflict-resolution program.

• The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, commonly called MOCSA, $3,000 for Project Aware in the Blue Springs and Independence school districts. Additional funding from the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation.

• The Music-Arts Institute in Independence, $10,000 for music lesson scholarships.

• The Northwest Communities Development Corporation, $2,000 for programming at the Fairmount Community Center in northwest Independence. Funding from the Junior Services League of Independence.

• The Puppetry Arts Institute in Independence, $5,000 for puppet-making workshops for Independence School District kindergarteners. Additional funding from the HMF Charitable Family Foundation and the David and Connie Mayta Charitable Fund.

• The Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders in Blue Springs, $5,160 for food for children and adults in need. Additional funding from the foundation’s Youth Advisory Council Endowment and the Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Fund.

• The Jackson County office University of Missouri Extension, $1,750 for robotics for elementary and middle-school students in the Independence School District.

• Uplift Independence, $1,000 for the weekly free community dinner at Stone Church in Independence.

• The Truman Heritage chapter of Habitat for Humanity, $4,000 for the HOPE – Home Ownership Preparation & Education – program in Eastern Jackson County.

• The Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation, $3,000 for incentives to get underserved young women to get prenatal and delivery-care services. The program is at the Lakewood campus at Lee’s Summit Road and Gregory Boulevard.

• Harvesters, $3,500 for programs to feed seniors in Eastern Jackson County. Harvesters supplies food banks across much of western Missouri and eastern Kansas.

• The Family Conservancy, $6,720 to help homeless students stay in school and earn a diploma. Additional funding from the foundation’s Youth Advisory Council Endowment, the Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Fund, the Lucky Penny Charitable Fund and the Lenora “Lennie” Wyre Charitable Fund.

• The Cave Spring Association, $2,810 for the expansion of a play area. Cave Spring Park, along the old Santa Fe Trail, is at Blue Ridge Boulevard and Gregory Boulevard. Additional funding from the foundation’s Youth Advisory Council Endowment, the David and Connie Mayta Charitable Fund and the Linda and Mike Gerding Family Fund.

• The Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, $4,045 for an early intervention program. Additional funding from the foundation’s Youth Advisory Council Endowment and the Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Fund.

• Coldwater of Lee’s Summit, $5,000 for dairy projects for 250 to 300 in-need families per month.

• Angel Flight Central, $4,645, for operations, marketing and recruiting volunteer pilots. Additional funding from the foundation’s Youth Advisory Council Endowment and the David and Connie Mayta Charitable Fund.

• Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street Inc., $5,220 for outdoor musical instruments to be placed downtown. Additional funding from the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation.

• The Grandview Police Department, $2,000 for the Move Toward the Badge program,

• Happy Bottoms, $2,620 to distribute diapers to families in need in Eastern Jackson County. Additional funding from the foundation’s Youth Advisory Council Endowment.

• Hope Dental, $7,000 for an X-ray device to help provide dental care to low-income children in Eastern Jackson County. Additional funding from the Junior Service League of Independence.

• The Jackson County Court-Appointed Special Advocates, commonly known as CASA, $6,835 to help older and at-risk children in foster care. Additional funding from the foundation’s Youth Advisory Council Endowment, the Duvall Family Foundation for Children, the Junior Service League of Independence and the Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Fund.

• Junior Achievement of Middle America, $7,000 for programs to help break the cycle of poverty for low-income and at-risk youths.

• The Kansas City Ballet, $2,500 for reduced-price tickets for Eastern Jackson County school children to see matinee performances of “The Nutcracker.”

• Kansas City Hospice, $5,000 for specialized pediatric equipment and therapy.

• The Kansas City Repertory Theatre, $2,500 for theater education at Raytown South High School.

• The Kansas City Symphony, $5,205 for KinderKonzerts, teaching kindergarteners through third graders about the science of sound.

• Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, $7,000, for health screenings in the Raytown School District. Additional funding from the Prevost Family Foundation.

• The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, $2,055 for transportation of Eastern Jackson County students to various performances. Additional funding from the foundation’s Youth Advisory Council Endowment.

• Lee’s Summit Cares, $5,000 for a parent-education program for 60 low-income families in Lee’s Summit.

• Lee’s Summit Cares, $10,250 for the I CARE anti-bullying program in Lee’s Summit School District middle schools and high schools. Additional funding from the Douglas G. and Helen Ann Hatridge Family Foundation Fund.

• The Lee’s Summit Historical Society, $1,000 for archival boxes to preserve early editions of the Lee’s Summit Journal.

• The Lee’s Summit Symphony Orchestra, $7,000 for its community outreach program.

• Meals on Wheels of Lee’s Summit, $5,000 for equipment and supplies.

• Metropolitan Community Colleges Foundations, $1,500 for the 2018 Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival at the Longview campus.

• The Missouri College Advising Corps, $10,000 to help more young people in Eastern Jackson County enroll in and complete college.

• The Raytown School District Parents as Teachers program, $7,500, for a program to keep teen parents in school to earn their diplomas. Additional funding from the Prevost Family Foundation.

• The Raytown Emergency Assistance Program, $2,100 to buy Thanksgiving dinners for 350 to 400 people unable to afford them. Additional funding from the Linda and Mike Gerding Family Fund and the Prevost Family Foundation.

• The Summit Theatre Group in Lee’s Summit, $7,500 for its 2017-18 season.

• Summit Church in Lee’s Summit, $5,000 for sack lunches for students in need.