Mission of the Decatur County Community Foundation:

We are a public charity serving thousands of people who share a common concern: Improving the quality of life in Decatur County.

Individuals, families, businesses and organizations create permanent charitable funds that help our region meet the challenges of changing times. The foundation invests and administers these funds that help our region meet the challenges of changing times.

Giving in Decatur County

The Decatur County Community Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life throughout Decatur 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 Decatur County better together.

The Decatur County Community Foundation Grants

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

Application deadline: March 15

Click to apply: PDF or Word

Advisory Board Members

Mike Frost - Chair
Maggie Lindsey - Secretary  
Teresa Greenwood
Dr. Dan Heffron  
Shannon Lecy
Becca Mendenhall