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"Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world." 


Dr. Norman Borlaug's 1970 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

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Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation
Endowment Fund

Fund Goal

The overall goal of the fund is to establish a large enough endowment that the foundation can operate long into the future.  A large endowment will allow the foundation to hire staff to manage the property and give tours on a regular basis.  A lage endowment will provide us with the funds to use the 1915 Birthplace Barn as a year-round visitor and education center. Finally, a substantial endowment will enable the expansion of our "Inspire Day" education program to more schools in Iowa and Minnesota and allow us to host more adult education workshops.  


All this takes a sizeable sum of money. We believe that Norm's legacy and values need to be promoted to more people through a much greater outreach than we are able to do as a strictly volunteer organization. We believe there are many Iowans and others around the world who believe this, as well. By contributing to the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation Endowment Fund, you can help us reach these goals and keep Norm's legacy alive.

Your Gift Will Keep on Giving


Because the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation Endowment Fund is a permanent fund with the Community Foundation, the donated dollars are invested, and only the income from the fund is granted out. Your contribution will help carry out the mission of the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation now, and forever. To learn more about this fund, contact the Community Foundation at 319-287-9106 or email

Added Tax Benefits of Giving


This fund is eligible for the Endow Iowa 25% state tax credit. Gifts to permanent endowment funds of the Community Foundation that benefit Iowa charitable causes are eligible to receive a 25% state tax credit through the Endow Iowa program. Because we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, your gift will also be eligible for a federal deduction for charitable giving. Go to for more information on the Iowa tax credit.

Ways of Giving

  • Cash

  • Gifts of Stock

  • Estate/Will Designations

  • IRA Charitable Rollover

  • Real Estate

  • Farmland

  • Gift of Grain

  • Life Insurance

  • Retirement Plans



Learn more about these various ways of giving at CFNEIA Ways To Give.

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Help Us Keep The Dream Alive!

Additional Fund & Giving Info

Scan the QR Code or use to visit the Northeast Iowa Community Foundation page for the NBHF Endowment Fund. There is a Give Now button there or you can also download the brochure by clicking here then use the form on the brochure to mail in your donation.  Thank you for considering helping the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation!

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