Giving Circles

Giving Circles at the Community Foundation provide a unique model for donors to leverage gifts and increase community impact with their charitable dollars. 

Catalyst Circle

Community Foundation Catalyst Circle members have created a substantial endowment that supports projects or causes that provide long-term community impact and address the most critical needs and opportunities in Greater Des Moines. These visionary leaders recognize the power of joining together in their giving to make an even greater impact in our community.

Catalyst Circle members include: Sunnie Richer & Roger Brooks, Suzie Glazer Burt, Patty & Jim Cownie, Richard L. Deming, M.D., Michele & Barry Griswell, Charlotte & Fred S. Hubbell, Linda & Tom Koehn, Sharon S. & Kyle J. Krause, Jill & Mark Oman, Debbie & Doug Reichardt, Janis & John Ruan and Emily & Fred Weitz.

Maddie’s Circle 

Maddie's Circle was created to honor the life and legacy of beloved community leader Maddie Levitt. In 2017 Maddie's Circle relaunched by awarding five grants to area nonprofits.