Making a Difference


Iowa Community Foundations are local organizations with deep roots in their communities.  In addition, community foundations provide donors opportunities to fulfill their charitable goals- and make an impact on projects and programs that are important to them.  Donors from all walks of life find working with their local community foundation is an effective way to make a lasting difference.  Read more stories- in their own words- about how Iowa Community Foundations are working with donors to impact communities- "For goodFor ever."



Lasting Legacies

All across Iowa, people like you not only are serving their communities today but also are establishing a legacy of giving that will last beyond their lifetime. By partnering with local community foundations, they're building endowments and making planned gifts to ensure the charitable causes they care about most deeply will continue to thrive. 

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Endowing Iowa.  For Good.  For Ever.

All across Iowa, people are working hand-in-hand to ensure their communities thrive for generations to come. By partnering with local community foundations, they are building endowments to fund the charitable causes they care about most deeply.


Click here to view a collection of stories from Iowans who are passionate about their communities and share a desire to give back in a way that will last forever.


Stronger Together.  For Good.  For Ever.

All across the state, community foundations and nonprofit organizations are working together to ensure local charitable programs will continue to serve the people of Iowa- today, tomorrow and always.


Click here to read about some of the powerful ways nonprofit groups and local community foundations are working together to positively affect the quality of life in Iowa's communities.




Partnerships That Work.  For Good.  For Ever.   

All across Iowa, partnerships are being created between community foundations and companies of all sizes in a wide range of industries. These partnerships are helping businesses ensure their charitable investments have an even bigger impact on the vitality of their communities. By partnering with community foundations, businesses have tapped into a giving experience that is easier and more effective than any other.


Click here to read this collection of stories, which offers distinct examples of these partnerships between community foundations and companies that are making a lasting difference in Iowa communities.


Donors Make It Possible 

Couple extend generosity through planned giving 

Scholarship Fund Helps Students and Memorializes a Great Community Steward  
Osterhaus Donor-Advised Fund, Scholarship Fund and ARC/YMCA Gift Benefit Many  
Camp Shalom Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend   
Duncan J. Cameron Family Foundation Fund, at the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend  
A Lasting Legacy   
A Personal Connection  
A Personal Mission Unforgotten  
Valuing Education   
A Source of Strength and Stability  
Individual Donor 
Family Donor
Business Donor  
Maximum Involvement, Reduced Work 

Waterville Community Foundation Fund