Mission of the Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation:

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.

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The Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation is improving quality of life in Hardin County through charitable giving. Learn more.

Giving in Hardin County

The Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life throughout Hardin 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 Hardin County better together.

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Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation Grants

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

Grant Application Due: February 3rd

Grants Awarded In: April

Click here to download the grant application

Advisory Board Members

Steve Cox - Chair
Joan Schuller - Vice Chair
Gloria Peet - Secretary
Andrea Brown - Treasurer 
Dr. Mike Colwell                 Ronn Rickels                                                                         
Angela De La Riva               Retha Starek
Mark Hamilton - Ex Officio Dr. Zak Stoulil
Jerry Kramer                Larry Wolf - Ex Officio
Darwin Miller - Ex Officio Donna Zoske
Taylor Nederhoff