Mission of the Greater Carlisle Community Foundation:

The mission of the Greater Carlisle Community Foundation is to educate citizens about opportunities for philanthropy and create partnerships to provide a better quality of life for individuals and families.

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The Greater Carlisle Community Foundation is improving quality of life in Carlisle through charitable giving. Learn more.

Giving in Carlisle

The Greater Carlisle Community Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life throughout Carlisle by investing in area nonprofits through our grant programs and by providing individuals, families and area businesses who love our community 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 community 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 Carlisle better together.

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Greater Carlisle Community Foundation Grants

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

Grant Applications Due: March 1

Click here to download the grant application.

Advisory Board Members

Pat Brehse - Chairperson                                                                                                                  
Joe Schettler - Vice Chairperson  
Linda Wilson - Treasurer  
Dietre McCormick - Secretary  
Cassandra Halls
Andy Lent  
Ruth Randleman