Grantmaking and Community Leadership Impact

For over 50 years the Community Foundation has served as pillar in the community, for the community. Whether investing in projects that will create tidal waves of change or convening partners around our table to find sustainable solutions to our communities pressing needs and promising opportunities, we are here to make our community better together and better forever.

Grantmaking Impact

Through strategic Leadership Grants, funded by the Better Together Fund, the Community Foundation plays a key role in providing significant funding to projects that strengthen Greater Des Moines by addressing community trends and opportunities. To learn more about our most recent Leadership Grants, click here.

Community Leadership

We are a planner, convener and catalyst to address the pressing needs and promising opportunities in our community. We develop partnerships and pool resources with others to create real and sustainable change to make our community not only better together, but better forever. Click here to watch our Connections with Kristi Knous video series and learn more about our community leadership work.