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Our Activities

Mark your calendars for the following special events: August 6, 2023 – HLOCF Charity Golf Classic at Fulda Golf Course, Fulda, MN   2:00-3:00 pm Registration. 3:00 pm Shotgun Start

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Reaching Our Goal of $100,000!

Matching funds of $25,000 from SWIF was incentive enough to get the fundraising ball rolling. After a lot of discussion, we sponsored our first dinner and silent auction in March of 2003.  With tremendous support from the community, we raised $5,800.  We were amazed at our success, and quickly decided to sponsor a second dinner…

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The Funds

The HLOCF is a related component fund of SWIF.  SWIF is an independent, nonprofit foundation servicing 18 counties in southwest Minnesota, and its 501(c)3 public charity status extends to the HLOCF, which allows gifts to be tax-deductible. SWIF owns and manages the assets, provides investment expertise and administrative support, and technical assistance around fundraising, marketing,…

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The Beginning… to Create a Legacy of Pride and Partnership

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…

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