The University of Iowa

Hanson (John K. & Luise V.) Foundation

Employer Identification Number (EIN) 


Contact Name 
Linda Kay
Contact Title 
Foundation Secretary
Telephone Number 
(641) 582-2825
P.O. Box 450
Forest City, IA 50436
United States

Grant Information

Application Deadline 

The Foundation has a special interest in projects that strengthen families through arts and culture, family recreation, and youth development/education. The Foundation also has philanthropic ties to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Sample Grants 

Belmond Area Arts Council, $2,000; Cerro Gordo County 4-H Foundation, $2,500; Charles City Foster Grandparent Program, $750; City of Clear Lake Earth Day, $2,000; City of Forest City Firefighters Association, $30,000; Forest City Boy Scouts, $2,500; North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom, $5,000; Our Saviour Lutheran Church food pantry, $2,000; Worth County Community of Promise, $12,500.

Application Information 

See application process and funding guidelines.

Deadlines are quarterly: March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1.


Giving focuses primarily on north central Iowa communities.


Mary Jo Boman, Director; Linda Kay, Secretary/Treasurer; John V. Hanson, Director/President; Paul D. Hanson, Director.

Grant Sizes: 
$500, $1,200,000
Total Grants 


Date of latest financial data 
Jun 2018