The Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation will provide grants to improve the quality of life in Hardin County, Iowa. We want to help develop all our communities into places where people want to live, as well as, to benefit rural areas of the county.

The Foundation supports the spirit of giving throughout Hardin County by providing outstanding support and services to our donors, volunteers, other charitable-focused agencies, grant seekers, and the community.

We achieve this by:

  • Helping people realize their dreams of making a difference and finding the best vehicle to achieve that, by designing and implementing their charitable giving plans.
  • Facilitating and supporting the works of charitable-focused organizations in Hardin County through strategic grant making.
  • Acting as stewards for the community by managing donor funds.
  • Bringing diverse groups together for the common good.

Competitive grants are made available yearly from unrestricted funds in the areas of:

  • Arts/Culture/Humanities
  • Education
  • Environment/Animals
  • Health
  • Human Services
  • Public/Social Benefit

16th Annual Community Grant Awards Night 

Possibly in the Fall, 2021

Any questions, please call or text
Tam Elerding, Program Director, at 641-373-1379.

2021 HCCEF Grant Guidelines and Policies

2021 HCCEF Grant Guidelines

2021 Grant Application and Estimated Budget

2021 Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement

– Some forms are in a fillable format, and best accessed through Google Chrome browser

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2021 Grant Recipients

Please complete the following forms as soon as project is completed or by December 31, 2021.

Email to:
endowhardincc@gmail.com

2021 Completed Project Evaluation and Budget
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Washington Square Shelter, Steamboat Rock

Past Community Grant Awards

To view past Community Grant Awards, click on the appropriate year.

2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013