Hawarden Community Foundation Awards Grants

(Hawarden, Iowa) – The Hawarden Community Foundation (HCF), an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, recently awarded grants totaling over $77,000; bringing total community support to more than $871,000 dollars to date since its inception in 1994.

“The Hawarden Community Foundation has demonstrated that Charles Horton had a great idea in planting the first seeds of giving to start a local foundation for the benefit of our community now and for generations to come,” said Ric Porter, HCF Advisory Board Chair.  Charles Horton created a vehicle for current and former residents of Hawarden to give back to their community.  Since then, memorials and several other estate gifts have grown the endowment to over $1.5 million.  All gifts to the HCF are carefully invested and only the earnings from Hawarden’s endowment is used to make grants to public charities that best meet local community needs.

The 2018 grants have been awarded to:

Big Sioux River Valley Historical Society Repairing a Leaky Roof $5,260.00
Big Sioux River Valley Historical Society Windows and more Windows $9,500.00
Center for Financial Education Needs and Cares Fund $2,000.00
City of Hawarden/ Hawarden Fire and Ambulance EMS protective gear $7,292.00
Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Programs Foster Grandparent Volunteer Service Support $2,610.00
Hawarden Community Fire Department Wild land/ Extraction Gear $10,000.00
Hawarden Public Library Handicapped Accessibility at the Library $4,500.00
Hawarden Senior Center Senior Center Kitchen Upgrade Project $15,618.00
Senior Companion Program of Greater Siouxland Senior Companion Volunteer Service Support $1,250.00
Siouxland Youth for Christ Economis/Family Meal Time Programs $8,000.00
Wee Care, Inc. Electronic Innovations Intercom System $3,500.00
West Sioux Educational Foundation Drugs are Powerful $6,000.00
West Sioux Elementary Positive Behavior Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports $1,500.00


The mission of the HCF, an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, is 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.

Visit www.siouxlandcommunityfoundation.org/hawarden-community-foundation/ to learn more about the Hawarden Community Foundation.

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