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
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Animals
  • Health
  • Human Services
  • Public/Social Benefit

15th Annual Community Grant Awards Night 

        6:30 p.m. Social Time, 7:00 p.m. Program              

To be announced

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

HCCEF Grant Guidelines and Policies

2020 Grant Guidelines

2020 Grant Application

2020 Estimated Budget

Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement

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2019 Grant Recipients

Please complete the following forms as soon as project is completed or by December 31, 2019.

Scan and email to:
or mail hard copy to:  Tam Elerding, HCCEF Program Director
PO Box 473
Iowa Falls, IA  50126

2019 Final Grant Budget and Project Evaluation

2019 Final Grant Budget Project 

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Washington Square, Steamboat Rock

Past Community Grant Awards

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