Holiday Gift Idea: Community Foundation Launches Giving Cards

Dec. 12, 2011 null

The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines introduces a new and exciting Giving Card program to encourage giving in our community that is unique, meaningful and fun, just in time for the holidays. 


Much like a retail gift card, Giving Cards can benefit any 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

  • You've shared the joy of giving and charitable organizations benefit as we build a better community together.


President & COO of the Community Foundation Kristi Knous says, "Much of the work that we do connects donors with causes they are passionate about, lifts up the work of the nonprofit sector and encourages greater giving in our community. Giving Cards were a perfect fit for the Community Foundation to launch because they encourage giving back, enable giving forward and support the work of local charitable organizations that really add to our quality of life. We know that nonprofits need the support of their community, and we have an incredibly generous community!"


Community members who have purchased giving cards tell us they enjoy giving it as a gift to children and grandchildren to pass on the importance of giving. It's also a great gift for the "person who has everything."


Giving Cards are available for now purchase at The Community Foundation recently redesigned its website to provide additional opportunities for community members to connect with nonprofit organizations and learn more about giving opportunities and community initiatives.  Website partners include Blue Compass Interactive and Share Marketing.