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For the Future of Hardin County

The Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, a community foundation that is confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.


Our Mission:  To promote charitable giving, to build permanent endowment funds for Hardin County, and to address a broad range of community issues through active leadership and grant making.

Grant 2021 – How-to-Video

Making a World of Difference Award

Fill The Gap Campaign

Disaster Recovery Fund Frequently Asked Questions

Why was the Disaster Recovery Fund created?
When a disaster happens, our Hardin […]

Disaster Recovery Fund activated in response to COVID-19 Pandemic

On behalf of our county, the Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation has […]

Carol Gilbert receives 2020 Making A World of Difference Award

Community, service and leadership are three words that begin to introduce you […]