Helping With Short-Term Projects & Fiscal Sponsorships
Capital campaigns and program sponsorship funds are typically established by community groups planning a specific short-term project that is clearly charitable in nature. Program services include the provision of nonprofit status to the project (thus making contributions tax-deductible), acknowledgement and management of contributions, and disbursement of grants and expenses from the fund.
Meeting Ever-Changing Community Needs
Unrestricted funds address a broad range of local needs, including future needs that often cannot be anticipated. They enable the Community Foundation’s board of directors to assess community needs and respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow.
Creating Positive Change in Poweshiek County
An action undertaken by a community in Poweshiek County to resolve issues and identify resources available to create positive change.
Helping Sustain & Grow Local organizations
Designated funds provide a wonderful way to give back to one or more specific organizations that have touched your life. Your gift provides more than just funding—your favorite organization will benefit from the Community Foundation’s investment stewardship and ability to manage endowment funds.
A Personal Approach to Giving
Donor-advised funds are convenient, flexible tools for individuals, families, businesses, or groups that want to be personally involved in suggesting grant awards made possible by their gifts. If you have a range of community interests, you may find that a donor-advised fund is an ideal vehicle for fulfilling your charitable wishes.
Connecting Personal Values to High-Impact Opportunities
Field of interest funds allow you to target your gift to address needs in a specific area—arts, health, education, aging, at-risk youth, etc. Our board awards grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the area you select. Your gift stays flexible enough to meet community needs in your interest area— even as needs change over time.
Investing in Deserving Students
Scholarship funds allow you to invest in your community’s future and show students you care. You can create a scholarship as a memorial to someone special, selecting eligibility criteria that exemplify that person’s goals and values. Or, you may use it to express your own educational values—or those of your family or business.
$ Denotes Dollars For Scholars Funds | *Denotes an endowed fund or scholarship