There From the Beginning

When visionary leaders came together to start the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines in 1969, they did so with a shared dream. It is our privilege to ensure this dream continues to be realized today and for generations to come.

Our History

For over 50 years the Community Foundation has shaped the story of our community by working alongside countless partners to invest in critical needs and exciting opportunities to make Greater Des Moines greater. Our leadership, grantmaking and collaborations welcomed new ideas and approaches to solve problems, inspire action and build a vibrant community.

To view our history of leadership, click here