The 2022 Giving Guide is Here!


As a nonpartisan 501c3 charitable “think” and “do” tank, we depend on the generosity of our supporters to carry out our important work. Here are several ways you can fuel our mission:

  • Join our Giving Circle: an annual $25,000 gift for three years will help our organization grow and evolve
  • Support a Builder: $7,000 will support a Builder in our Idea Accelerator
  • Sponsor a Program Launch: a donation of $10,000, $25,000 or $50,000, will support human capital and workforce development and our health and wellness programs
  • Co-sponsor a Report: $25,000 or more to help support an annual or biennial reports like Most Dynamic Metros and Most Dynamic Micros
  • Support Connecting the Heartland to high speed internet
  • Host a Heartland Reception: $5,000 or more to join as a brand ambassador
  • Sponsor our flagship event, Heartland Summit
  • Sponsor Meet Us in the Middle Podcast: $2,500 for each interview
  • Sponsor Heartland Happenings, our monthly newsletter for $2,500 per month

Of course, we welcome gifts of any size to help further our mission. Give online or reach out to Paige Jernigan, Director of Development at 917-847-4212 or email at