How to Give


Iowa Community Foundations provide each donor (individuals, families, organizations and businesses) a unique giving experience, tailored to suit various situations and charitable goals. Since Iowa Community Foundations are local organizations, with deep roots in the communities they serve, you can be assured that gifts made now will make an impact in the areas needed most - today and well into the future.


Learn more about the benefits of working with your local community foundation to make your charitable giving effective and efficient.  

  • Learn more about Reasons to Give  to your local community foundations either as an individual, family, organization or business. 
  • Learn more about When and What to Give.  You could make a gift to your community foundation in the form of cash, appreciated stocks, potentially real estate or other assets.  These gifts can be made now or as estate gifts.
  • Learn how to Establish a Fund in order to impact the areas of most interest to you.  Your local community foundation sets up a special fund anonymously, in your name, in the name of your family or business, or in honor of any person or organization you choose.  There are many types of funds. choose one that is best for you and your charitable goals.
  • Learn more about the benefits of the Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program available to donors who contribute to endowment funds at qualified community foundations.