History and Mission


Many years ago, a group of community leaders recognized the need to establish a lasting legacy for Siouxland. By their design, a flexible vehicle, known today as the Siouxland Community Foundation, was created through which Siouxlanders from all walks of life are able to give something back to the community with the assurance that their gifts will make a positive and perpetual difference.

According to our Articles of Incorporation, “The Siouxland Foundation” was incorporated on December 22, 1987 and became an active grant making organization in 1991. The name was changed to The Siouxland Community Foundation on January 12, 2000. The Foundation office is located in the historic, Frances Building in Sioux City, Iowa.

Below are pictures of several Sioux City Journal articles from 1988 to 1991. 


Our Mission

The Siouxland Community Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life in the greater Siouxland tri-state area by seeking charitable gifts to build permanent endowments as charitable capital for the community, providing a flexible vehicle to receive and distribute gifts of any size, making grants in response to community needs, and providing services that will help shape the well-being of Siouxland.