Awarding Grants to Nonprofit Organizations that Build on Community Assets and Respond to Community Needs
HCCEF is a "give through" rather than a "give to" organization — fundraising not for our own operations, but developing funds which are distributed locally.
We strengthen our community by granting the earnings from each endowment fund to charitable programs and nonprofit organizations, matching donors’ wishes to local needs.
Areas of grant making focus on:
Enhancing health and human services
Strengthening neighborhoods and community development
Supporting children, youth and families
Promoting arts and culture, including historic preservation
Protecting the environment
We work to strengthen local nonprofits by offering a variety of training programs and networking opportunities that build their capacity and organizational structure.
In all our activities, we strive to make a difference in the lives of people who live, work and play in Hardin County.
Grant Workshops November 13 and 15
Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation will conduct two grant application workshops. A workshop will be held Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m., at the Eldora Library in Eldora and another will be held Thursday, November 15, 6:30 p.m., at the Hardin County Extension Office in Iowa Falls. Foundation board members encourage potential grant applicants to attend one of these workshops. The workshops will focus on completing the application and providing supporting materials. There will also be a time for questions and answers.
For the eighth year the Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation is pleased to offer grant applications for 2013. The HCCEF was formed to provide philanthropic support for community betterment projects in Hardin County. Grants are made available to the following areas: arts & culture, community betterment, education, health & human services, recreation & environment and youth development. For more information regarding the grants and application process please read the cover letter. For a copy of the grant application, please choose one of the links below.
2013 Grant Application - Word
2013 Grant Application - PDF
2013 Budget Report Form for Application
Federal Tax Exempt Status Letter Example
Letter of Intent Example from Fiscal Agent/Sponsor