Information for Donors

The first and most important decision you can make is that charitable giving is important to you. Next is figuring out exactly what, when, and where to give. Iowa community foundations can help you navigate those next questions.

Iowa community foundations provide each donor (individuals, families, organizations and businesses) a unique giving experience, tailored to suit various situations and charitable goals. Because 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 with the greatest need – today and well into the future.

Giving through a community foundation will create a lasting legacy and an impact on your community forever. There are some resources on this website, but we encourage you to contact your local community foundation to learn more about what’s happening in your area and how you can get involved.

On these pages:

  • Learn more about Reasons to Give to your local community foundation either as an individual, family, organization or business.
  • Learn more about When and What to Give. Community foundations accept a wide variety of gifts both now or as planned gifts in the future.
  • Learn about different Types of Funds you can establish, or donate to an existing fund.
  • Learn more about the benefits of the Endow Iowa Tax Credit available to donors who contribute to endowment funds at qualified community foundations.