Mission of the Appanoose County Community Fund:

The Appanoose County Community Fund was formed by AEDC in 2005 to coordinate and provide philanthropic support for community betterment projects in Appanoose County. The foundation is made up of community minded individuals who have the ability to assess community needs, implement asset development, evaluate area grant applications, encourage partnerships and initiate activities to enhance Appanoose County.

Giving in Appanoose County

The Appanoose County Community Fund  is committed to improving the quality of life throughout Appanoose 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 Appanoose County better together.

View and Give to the Appanoose County Community Fund

The Appanoose County Community Fund Grants

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

Grant application available here.

Advisory Board Members

Larry Bettis - Chair
Richard Gorden - Vice Chair
Jan Cowan   
Kristopher Laurson  
John Probasco   
Jan Spurgeon  
Cynthia Sulser