The Sioux Center Community Foundation was formed in 1997 to provide a way for local citizens and businesses to make tax-deductible donations to large community fund-raising projects. Since that time, more than 7 million dollars have passed through the foundation to help fund community projects such as the All Seasons Center, the Sioux Center Public Library, the Ridge Golf Course and Clubhouse, the Sioux Center Trails System, the Veteran's Memorial, Sunrise Trails Park, and the Sioux County Regional Airport.
Another long-term goal of the Community Foundation is to sponsor a permanent endowment fund to benefit non-profit organizations and agencies working or located in Sioux Center, distributing earnings from the endowment to local projects through a competitive grant process.
"It is our hope that the Generations Community Endowment Fund will grow," said Kevin Wolterstorff, president of the Sioux Center Community Foundation Board, "through individual gifts, bequests, and fund-raising events - to provide a perpetual financial resource for Sioux Center's non-profit community."
Twelve recipients were announced during the Sioux Center Spirit of Community celebration on Thursday, April 27, 2017, for total grants of $26,000:
Foster Grandparent Program – Volunteer assistance
Center for Assistance, Service & Advocacy – JUNTOS family support for education
Northwest IA Symphony Orchestra – Guest artist for concert for children
ATLAS of Sioux Center – Truck customization
Doornink-Brunsting Post 199 American Legion – Restroom remodel
Sioux Center Christian School – Special education startup program
Siouxland Habitat for Humanity – Rehab donated house
Sioux Center Fire Fighters Association – 2nd grade fire prevention education
Promise Community Health Center – Dental chair replacement
Center for Financial Education – Financial Peace for employees
Sioux Center Public Library – Convert game room into study room