Stories of Impact

At the Community Foundation, we are about more than just managing charitable assets. We are about impact. Each charitable giving fund has a story. It represents the causes you care about, the organizations you serve and the communities that have shaped your life. Thank you for letting us play a part in telling your story. We're simple better together.

Read more about our impact in our 2019 Annual Report.


"My parents taught us that the fun is in the giving. Our family is blessed to be able to give and pleased to work with the Community Foundation."

- Bob Maddox, III


"If you have the opportunity to make a difference in the world and in the lives of other people, why wait? The Community Foundation is a wealth of knowledge and a vehicle to make your charitable giving so much easier. We love it!"

- Julie & Jay Jacobi

"We want to enrich and support the community that has supported us. The Community Foundation makes it easy for us to give back to the causes we care about and invest in the future of the city we call home." 

- Dr. Roger & Kim Ceilley

In honor of their parents' experiences as first generation Americans, Cheryl and Greg Long created a field of interest fund at the Community Foundation to benefit causes and organizations that support immigrant families and individuals.

"My late husband Larry Carter dreamed of providing financial assistance to African-American students seeking higher education. Our fund at the Community Foundation will continue his legacy and make a difference in the live of students for many years to come." 

- Linda Carter-Lewis

"Because the dollars in our fund are professionally invested, they will continue to grow, so we can do more good. This provides us an opportunity to teach our children the power of investing early for greater charitable impact."

- Sarah & Zac Voss

"Giving directly from our IRA makes it easy to support causes we are passionate about."

- Lois & Louis Fingerman

"It was very important to my father that his charitable giving was carried out as he intended. Utilizing a charitable gift annuity gave him financial security and provided us with clear direction on how to realize his charitable wishes."

- Alan Cubbage on late father, Jerome Cubbage

"The Endow Iowa program is a testament to the foresight and collaborative spirit of our legislative leaders, the community foundation network and our state's donor community. They recognize that Iowans are highly motivated to help future generations to build upon the success we enjoy in our state today." 

- Joanie & Dan Houston