Make a Lasting Difference, Build Your Fund Today!


It is easy to establish your own named charitable fund at the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation with these simple steps:

Determine Goals

Determine what your charitable goals and purpose are.

Name Your Fund

You can choose your name, that of a family member, the name of a favorite cause or a name that allows you to remain anonymous.

Establish a Gift

See Ways to Give for the types of contributions you can make. Once given, you will receive a tax deduction.

Select Fund Type

Our staff will outline your charitable fund options & advantages of each.

Fund Agreement

Our staff will help you complete a document that makes your intentions clear for the duration of the fund’s existence.

Contribute to Fund

Once your fund is established you may add to the fund at any time, in any dollar amount.

Benefits to Donors

The Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation was established to offer a simple, local and personalized way for individuals, families and businesses to support charitable community organizations and projects important to them.

Tax Advantages

Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. See the Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program for more information.


In addition to cash contributions, GPCF can accept a wide range of gifts including stocks, bonds, life insurance, gifts of grain or real estate, bequests, and IRAs.


Donors may establish a fund in his or her own name or in honor of a loved one. A named fund will always be connected with any grant from that fund.

Personal Service

GPCF staff are available to discuss your giving priorities to help you make the greatest impact in your community.


GPCF is accredited through the National Council of Foundations and participates in an annual audit. It is governed by a diverse board of 20 community members to monitor financial statements, granting and community impact.

Investment Power

Gifts are invested wisely to ensure long-term growth. Donors can receive fund statements to track growth, disbursements and expenses for accurate and easy record-keeping.


By making gifts through the Community Foundation you can achieve business, family and estate planning objectives while assisting charitable agencies and causes within your community.

Help Us Grow Our Community By Giving Today!