Mission of the Hancock County Foundation:

Our mission is to foster private giving, strengthen service providers and improve conditions of our communities. To these ends, the Foundation will promote endowment building, community, grantmaking, organizational collaboration, and public leadership for the benefit of Hancock County.

Giving in Hancock County

The Hancock County Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life throughout Hancock County by investing in area nonprofits through our grant programs and by providing individuals, families and area businesses who love our communities with a way to give back.

Our approaches to giving are personal, simple and flexible. By partnering with us you focus on the joy of supporting the causes you care about in ways that fit your needs, while we ensure the administrative details of giving are taken care of at the highest standard. We offer a variety of charitable giving fund options to match your needs and provide access to unique tax-wise giving opportunities like Endow Iowa, a 25% state tax credit. We are also here to ensure that your charitable legacy continues for generations to come so that the causes and communities you care about today will benefit from your generosity after your lifetime. Whether working with us directly or through your trusted professional advisor, we are here to meet your giving goals and make Hancock County better together.

View and Give to Hancock County Foundation Funds

Hancock County Foundation Grants

Grants are available to 501(c)3 organizations and government entities serving Hancock County. Grant selections are made in an effort to create a better quality of life for people in Hancock County. The local governing committee reviews the applications from charitable organizations serving their community.

Grant Application Due: Wednesday, November 15, 2024

Click here to download the application.

Grant Recipients - Required Documents

Once awarded, the grant recipient must turn in a final report using the form linked below. Electronic submission is preferred to hancock.county.foundation@gmail.com.

Final Report

Advisory Board Members

President: Jill Kramer
Secretary: Bonnie Wilhite
Treasurer: Courtney Weiskamp
Dave Abele
Pete Gau
Patti Hanson
Sioux Lawton
Marcia Simpson
Doug Weiland
JoAnn Burgart
Ray Bassett
Director: Ellen Tusha