Annoucements: Activities

The Beginning—To create a legacy of pride and partnership….

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It started with an idea!  Community members from Heron Lake and Okabena founded the Heron Lake-Okabena Community Foundation (HLOCF) in 2001.  Under the leadership of the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF), the HLOCF developed a mission statement and organized as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  “SWIF is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to be a catalyst facilitating opportunities for economic, social, and cultural growth by promotion of philanthropy, leadership, innovation and collaboration in southwest Minnesota.”

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