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The Okoboji Foundation is improving quality of life in Okoboji through charitable giving. Learn more.

Giving in Okoboji

The Okoboji Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life throughout Okoboji 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 adviser, we are here to meet your giving goals and make Okoboji better together.

Okoboji Foundation Grants

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


Grant Application Available: January 1


Grant Applications Due: March 1


Click here to download the grant application.

Advisory Board Members

Larry Den Herder - Chair  
Pat O'Brien - Vice Chair   
Terri Jackson - Secretary  
Ryan Johnson - Treasurer   
Joe Andres Dave Mulcahy                      
Dan Carson Mark Peterson
Michele Goodenow Kory Smith                                        
Amy Maris                                                                                 



For more information

Rob Waterhouse