Making Iowa Better Together, Better Forever

At the Community Foundation we believe we are better together - a belief shared by Joanie and Dan Houston.

"Great communities are built by citizens who understand, appreciate and value that quality of life improves when we all have the chance to prosper and be successful," shares Joanie. "It is important to Dan and me that we leave our workplaces, family and community stronger than when we started."

The Houstons have ensured that their support will continue for generations to come by opening an Endow Iowa donor advised fund at the Community Foundation. Endow Iowa provides a unique opportunity to provide a long-term impact by establishing a permanent endowment benefiting Iowa charities of the donor's choice. In recognition of this investment in the future of our state, donors receive a 25 percent state tax credit for gifts to Endow Iowa funds.

"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," says Dan. "They recognize that Iowans are highly motivate to help future generations build upon the success we enjoy in our state today. The Endow Iowa Tax Credit program is a wonderful way to nudge Iowans toward making significant contributions for the future of the communities we call home."