Hawarden Community Foundation

Caring Today, Creating Tomorrow . . . For good. For ever.

BACKGROUND: Charles Horton had a vision to ensure that charitable programs in the community were supported now and in the future. In 1994, he planted the first seeds of giving through a gift from his estate to establish an endowment within the Siouxland Community Foundation for the exclusive benefit of the Hawarden community.

The Hawarden Community Foundation now serves as a vehicle to receive gifts from individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to establish endowment funds that will provide grant awards for years to come. All gifts received are carefully invested and the income from endowments is used to make grants to public charities that best meet the needs in Hawarden. A seven-member advisory board appointed by position is responsible for governing the Foundation.

Charles & Edna Horton

MISSION: The Hawarden Community Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life, promote unity, and develop community pride now and in the future by partnering with the Hawarden community to identify and prioritize community needs, attract and distribute funds, support volunteerism, and challenge personal involvement and commitment.

The purpose of the community foundation is to connect donors who care with causes that matter and to enhance the quality of life in Hawarden, Iowa.

Bank Appointee – Jennifer Bergsma
West Sioux School Representative – Ben Bouza
Family Representative – Cheryl Ten Napel
Family Representative – Abby Stainbrook
Mayor – Ric Porter, Chair
Community at Large Member – Collin Wiggins
Horton’s Attorney – Charles Haugland, Vice Chair

The Hawarden Community Foundation provides a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to giving. A local Community Foundation creates an opportunity for donors to ‘target their charitable giving at home’ and make a lasting difference in their community. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a difference. You can have a lasting impact on the quality of life in Hawarden, right here, right now, and for years to come. The Community Foundation serves as a vehicle to carry out the charitable objectives of donors and offers distinct advantages. You may contribute to the unrestricted Community Fund or establish a separate component fund bearing your name or a name of your choosing. All grants will be made in the name of the fund you establish.

We invite you to create a lasting legacy. Contributions may be sent to the Hawarden Community Foundation Administrative Office, 505 Fifth Street, Suite 412, Sioux City, IA 51101 or online via credit card by clicking HERE.

There is so much more we’d like for you to know. For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your financial advisor or contact Ric Porter, Advisory Board Chair at 712-551-2712 or Siouxland Community Foundation 712-293-3303.

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