Primary Funding Areas

The John K. and Luise V. Hanson Family Foundation funds projects of all sizes that support a wide range of interests related to arts and culture, family recreation, and youth development/education. Since 1970, the foundation has strengthened organizations in more than 100 communities, primarily within north central Iowa. In 2017, the foundation celebrated surpassing $50 million in gifts.

The selected projects listed below are a representation of the scope and collaborative nature of the foundation’s impact.

Arts & Culture

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Projects

  • Clear Lake Arts Center
  • Hanson Family Fine Arts Center
  • NIACC Arts and Leadership Series
  • Winnebago Historical Society / Heritage Park

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Family Recreation

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Projects

  • Forest City YMCA
  • Pools / Aquatic Centers
  • Playgrounds
  • Biking Trails

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Youth Development / Education

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Projects

  • Camp Tanglefoot
  • Clear Lake Yacht Club Sailing School
  • Eagle Scout Projects
  • Educational Technology

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