Mission of the Lucas County Community Foundation:

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

Giving in Lucas County

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

The Lucas County Community Foundation Grants

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

Grant Application Due: May 1, 2021

Click here to download the grant application. If you're using a fiscal sponsor, click here to access the fiscal sponsorship agreement.

Advisory Board Members

Ray Thurlby - Chair
Adam Bahr  
Jodi Briggs  
David Hobbs
Jim Wright