About Us Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
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About Us

The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines improves quality of life for all by promoting charitable giving, connecting donors with causes they care about and providing leadership on important community issues...we're simply better together. 


Working with donors to meaningfully give back

Donors make a difference with the dollars they invest in Greater Des Moines through their charitable funds at the Community Foundation. These funds can benefit the community forever and help donors create personal legacies.  Endowments may be established by individual donors, families or businesses.  We provide expert advice, professional fund management, maximum tax savings and strong connections to hundreds of local charities.


Community leadership

For more than 40 years, the Community Foundation has been working closely with donors, local leaders and hundreds of nonprofit organizations. We are a planner, convener and catalyst in issues important to the Greater Des Moines community and leverage our resources with others to support crucial community initiatives and create real change.  To ensure sustainability for the future, we are a partner in leading the Capital Crossroads five-year vision plan for our community.


Supporting nonprofit organizations

The Community Foundation provides leadership by financially supporting local nonprofits through grants and building the capacity of nonprofit organizations through training opportunities. Community Foundation Leadership Grants provide significant funding to projects that strengthen Greater Des Moines and support current and future needs of the community. More than 1,500 nonprofit professionals have attended our BoardLaunch training series that enhances leadership skills of nonprofit board and staff members.


Live. Give. Better Together.

We invite you to join in giving back, getting connected, and building a better community.