Thanks to You!
Great things have happened since the Heron Lake-Okabena Community Foundation (HLOCF) was organized in 2001.
Through fundraising events, memorials and other donations, we met our goal of raising $25,000 in 2004. Our partner, the Southwest Initiative Foundation matched these local gifts, increasing the size of our endowment fund to $50,000. We immediately started accepting grant applications from local organizations and reinvesting in our community.
Supporting Local Initiatives Helps Our Community Thrive
The simplest method of giving is to write a personal check to the Heron Lake–Okabena Community Foundation, or visit www.swifoundation.org/donate to give to us online with your credit card. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and help us to empower the people, businesses and organizations in and around the HL-O community.
The Heron Lake–Okabena Community Foundation is organized as an affiliate of the Southwest Initiative Foundation. As our partner, the Southwest Initiative Foundation provides administrative support through gift processing and receipting, grant processing, investment management, and the 501(c)(3) public charity infrastructure necessary for your gifts to receive the highest possible charitable tax deduction.
Southwest Initiative Foundation’s professional staff are also available to assist you and our board with understanding these giving options, and thinking about what’s best for your specific giving situation and goals.