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Hooper Area Community Foundation

The residents of the Hooper area enjoy a wonderful quality of life in a unique small town atmosphere. To ensure that quality of life continues well into the future, the Hooper Area Community Foundation was established in 2008. With the purpose of receiving, administering and disbursing funds for community improvement, the Hooper Area Community Foundation will have the ability to provide assistance in areas such as civic, arts and culture, health and recreation, social services and education.

The Hooper Area Community Foundation has a local Board of Directors who will receive and administer funds donated to the Foundation. The board will also make recommendations for the disbursement of funds for improvement in the Hooper area community. The Board of Directors is dedicated to practically managing the assets, as well as disbursing grants as determined by a majority of the members. The local foundation is a component fund of the Fremont Area Community Foundation (FACF), a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose funds must be utilized for charitable needs.

Make a Gift to HACF

There are many ways to make tax deductible charitable contributions to HACF, and invest in the future of the Hooper community. This can be done through:

  • Individual Gifts
  • Memorial Gifts
  • Congratulatory Donations - given in lieu of gifts for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries.
  • Gifts of Appreciated Property - real estate, securities, etc. By giving appreciated property, you may avoid tax on capital gains and receive a charitable contribution for 100% of the fair market value of the property.
  • Estate Bequests - include the Hooper Area Community Foundation in your estate plan as a charitable bequest.

Apply for a Grant

The Hooper Area Community Foundation’s mission is to support activities, which provide civic, educational, health and recreation, social services, or arts and culture benefits to Hooper, Nebraska, and its surrounding area. Requesting organizations must be tax-exempt; no grants are made to individuals, for ongoing operating expenses, or to religious organizations for religious purposes.

To apply for a grant, download an application.

HACF Board of Directors

David Hingst - President

Matt Thoene - Secretary

Karen Arp

Tammi Marreel

Harlan Schrieber

Dave Swenson

Pat Schlaebitz