Harmony Area Community Foundation

 

MISSION STATEMENT
“To serve the Harmony area by supporting projects which improve the quality of life and build a stronger community.”

Harmony Area Community Foundation Exceeds $15,000 Goal on GIVE TO THE MAX DAY!

Harmony Minnesota - Harmony Area Community Foundation - GIve to the Max DayA huge thank you goes out to all who helped make HACF’s Give to the Max Day such an amazing success. Over $20,000 was raised which includes the $1,500 matching funds from both Harmony Enterprises, Inc. and First Southeast Bank—simply astounding!!! The Senior Activity Programming, Library Patio, Monster Bash, and the Harmony Area Historical Society will each receive $2,000 once applications are received and approved. The remainder will be available for additional grant opportunities.

To date, HACF has provided funding for over $115,000 of community projects. In 2017, the Harmony Ambulance helipad, Fillmore Central preschool play equipment, Chamber of Commerce—4th of July and microphone and speaker, and the Historical Society’s signage projects were all approved along with a matching Harmony Library patio request. All projects improve the Harmony area’s quality of life and build a stronger community which is HACF’s mission.

Your past and present generosity is making and will continue to make a difference in the Harmony area’s future. Thank you again for participating in this year’s GTM Day event and for investing in the Harmony area community.

The Harmony Area Community Foundation is organized as an endowed designated fund of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.

OUR HISTORY

The Harmony Area Community Foundation was established in 2012 by a group of residents dedicated to improving Harmony’s quality of life. HACF received its “seed” money from the former Trust for a Better Harmony, which was instrumental in building the Harmony-Preston bike trail and other large community projects. The trust has received several generous donations over the years – HACF is proud of this legacy and is excited to carry this torch forward!

OUR GOALS

  • Parks & Trails
  • Fillmore Central Schools
  • Public Library
  • Arts & History
  • Health & the Environment
  • Community Support and Growth

Over $90,000 for numerous projects since the fall of 2012

2012
  • $10,000 Selvig Park improvement ($5,000 SMIF matching)
2013
  • $2,000 Fillmore Central laptop initiative ($2,000 initial SMIF grant)
  • $500 Fillmore Central Monster Bash/music department
2014
  • $8,795 Selvig Park equipment loan
  • $1,220 Community Center basketball backboards
  • $15,000 Fillmore Central electronic signage
  • $2,000 July 4 Children’s Carnival at Selvig Park
  • $2,200 Harmony Area Historical Society room improvements
  • $6,000 Fillmore Central preschool scholarships ($3,000 SMIF matching)
  • $3,500 Community Garden
  • $800 Buddy Bench for parks
  • $6,000 School Readiness technology ($3,000 SMIF grant)
2015
  • $1,525 Fillmore Central art department—-clay recycling pug mill
  • $2,000 Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce—July 4th celebration
  • $1,000 Miss Harmony Scholarship Pageant
  • $1,000 Monster Bash
  • $4,000 Early Childhood Reading Readiness Curriculum ($2,000 SMIF grant)
2016
  • $2,000 July 4 Celebration Festivities
  • $ 500 Senior Activity Programming
  • $4,000 Student Internship ($2.000 SMIF grant)
  • $5,000 Monster Bash
  • $ 200 Fillmore Central Backpack Program—Essence of Harmony
  • $ 300 Empty Bowls—Essence of Harmony
  • $ 300 Special Olympics—Essence of Harmony
  • $ 500 Food Shelf—Essence of Harmony
2017
  • $10,000 Harmony Area Historical Society SMIF Community Collaboration
  • $2,000 Chamber of Commerce 4th of July
  • $965 Chamber of Commerce PA microphone and speaker set
  • $200 Art Sculpture—Essence of Harmony
  • $3,000 Mini Falcon Playscape
  • $11,500 Harmony Helipad
  • $4,000 Student Internship ($2.000 SMIF grant)
  • $500 Empty Bowls—Essence of Harmony
  • $500 Fillmore Central Scholarship Fund—Essence of Harmony
  • $300 Fillmore County Special Olympics—Essence of Harmony
  • $200 Preston Library Youth Program—Essence of Harmony

As of December 2017, HACF has assisted in providing total project funding of $113,705 with $84,705 from HACF funds and $29,000 matching SMIF funds. We also have a $5,000 pending grant to the Harmony Public Library for patio improvement awaiting another $5,000 matching funds, as well as $2,000 pending grants to the Harmony Area Historical Society, $2,000 for the Monster Bash, $2,000 for our Senior Activity Program, and $2,000 for Harmony Public Library.

Thank you for your support.
You are making a difference in our community!

FOUNDERS CLUB
HACF is now establishing a Founders Club. This is one of the first steps in creating awareness and raising funds for the Foundation’s endowment fund, as well as provides grant monies to be used towards approved focus area projects. Becoming a member of the Founders Club requires a minimum investment of $1,000. Pledges that are met within a 10 year timeframe are acceptable.

Please consider ways you may be able to become a part of the Founders Club: individually, part of an extended family, employees of a business, members of a service group or other organization.

CONTRIBUTIONS
If we all play together we can create a symphony to make our shared dreams happen within our community. Your contributions, like Notes on the Scale, can make our city’s dreams come true. No matter what the size of your note is, you can help us make the music happen in Harmony! You may choose which note you want to contribute to make our dreams come true!

  • Whole Note – $5,000 & up
  • half Note – $1,000 – $4,999
  • Quarter Note – $100 – $999
  • Eighth Note – $5 – $99

How to make your donation:

Please contact Chair, Vicky Tribon at 507-886-1970 or vtribon@harmonytel or Treasurer, Steve Donney at 507-886-2304 or stdonney@gmail.com with questions.

Your contribution is tax deductible due to our 501©(3) status with the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.

HACF Grant Policy Procedure

Click here for the HACF Grant Application.

  1. Grant Applications should be received at least two weeks before regularly scheduled quarterly meetings. Applications will be sent to board members for their review- any concerns should be forwarded to the President who will then share with the applicant. Applicant will be asked to attend the scheduled meeting to present their application and to answer any questions.
  2. Grant requests will wait for our regularly scheduled quarterly meetings.
  3. Grant Requirements must meet our mission statement- “To serve the City of Harmony and it’s surrounding area by supporting projects which improve the quality of life and build stronger communities”– and have ongoing community benefits and generally considered a one time gap financing of a project.
  4. Grant request voting to take place after applicant’s presentation and applicant has been dismissed.
  5. Secretary will notify applicant within 48 hours of board’s decision.