Mission of the Foundation for the Enhancement of Mitchell County:

The mission of the Foundation for the Enhancement of Mitchell County (FEMC) is to foster private giving, strengthen service providers and improve the conditions of Mitchell County. To these ends, the Foundation will promote endowment building, grant making, organizational collaboration, and public leadership for the benefit of the Mitchell County area.

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The Foundation for the Enhancement of Mitchell County is improving quality of life in Mitchell County through charitable giving. Learn more.

Giving in Mitchell County

The Foundation for the Enhancement of Mitchell County is committed to improving the quality of life throughout Mitchell 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 Mitchell County better together.

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Enhancement of Mitchell County Funds

Enhancement of Mitchell County Grants

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

Grant Application Due: Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Advisory Board Members

Sommer Falk - President  
Scott Brandau Katie Penfold                                                               
Deanna Eastman Ken Pitzen
Gina Goddard Janet Sparrow
Phil Kolbet Kara Trettin
Jim Lohuis Cassandra Wynia
Carter Patterson