Mission of the Adams Community Foundation:

The mission of the Adams Community Foundation is to invest in projects that will make a difference in the lives of current and future Adams County residents.

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The Adams Community Foundation is improving quality of life in Adams County through charitable giving. Learn more.

Giving in Adams County

The Adams Community Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life throughout Adams County by investing in area nonprofits through our grant programs and by providing individuals, families and area businesses who love our communities with a way to give back.

Our approaches to giving are personal, simple and flexible. By partnering with us you focus on the joy of supporting the causes you care about in ways that fit your needs, while we ensure the administrative details of giving are taken care of at the highest standard. We offer a variety of charitable giving fund options to match your needs and provide access to unique tax-wise giving opportunities like Endow Iowa, a 25% state tax credit. We are also here to ensure that your charitable legacy continues for generations to come so that the causes and communities you care about today will benefit from your generosity after your lifetime. Whether working with us directly or through your trusted professional advisor, we are here to meet your giving goals and make Adams County better together.

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The Adams Community Foundation Grants

Grants are available to 501(c)3 organizations and government entities serving Adams County. Grant selections are made in an effort to create a better quality of life for people in Adams County. The local governing committee reviews the applications from charitable organizations serving their community. 

Advisory Board Members

Nancy Turner - Chair
Fred Shearer - Vice Chair
Scott Akin - Treasurer
Lisa Wilkinson - Secretary


Gary Badgett
Brenda Dunn
Stephen Gruba
Julia Paul
Leland Shipley