Our Grants

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.


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:










Human Services


Public/Social Benefit

Established Foundations

Gain Further Insight into Our Grant Opportunities

The Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation is committed to enhancing the standard of living in Hardin County, Iowa through the provision of grants. Our objective is to facilitate the transformation of all our communities into desirable places of residence, while also catering to the needs of rural areas within the county.

Schiller Fund

The Schiller Fund was established in 2017 through the generous contributions of Eleanor and Evelyn Schiller. The esteemed ladies identified several areas of focus, including agriculture, arts and culture, community enhancement, and health and human services. The fund is accessible to individuals residing in Iowa Falls, Alden, and Buckeye.

Community Grants and Hardin County Arts and Culture 

Since 2004, community foundations in the 84 counties have received $136 million. These funds help build infrastructure, increase tourism, address environmental conservation and bring cultural attractions to the state.

2024 Grant Recipients

Please complete the following forms as soon as project is completed or by December 31, 2023.

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2024 Completed Project Evaluation and Budget **Coming soon



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Past Community Grant Awards

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Contact Us: If you have any questions, feedback, or inquiries, don't hesitate to reach out to us. You can fill out the contact form on our website, which includes options to submit your message or request support. We strive to respond to all inquiries promptly and provide the assistance you need.

P.O. Box 473 Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126

Call Us: 641-373-1379