Giving Cards

The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines introduces a new and exciting Giving Card program to encourage giving in our community that is unique, meaningful and fun.  Much like a retail gift card, Giving Cards can benefit any 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

  • Purchase Giving Cards at to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, holiday or a job well done. You receive a charitable tax deduction!
  • You've shared the joy of giving and now charitable organizations benefit as we build a better community together.

The next time you celebrate a special occasion or holiday, commemorate it with a Giving Card and inspire others to give back.


Frequently asked questions

Q. What does it cost to purchase a Giving Card?

A. Cards are available in denominations of $25, $50 and $100 and you may also enter a custom amount. The Community Foundation charges a 5% service fee to cover the administrative and processing costs for Giving Cards.


Q. How long does it take to receive my Giving Card?

A. Select to receive your card electronically and you will receive an email instantly with your card attached and ready to print. If you prefer a hard copy, we will mail it within five business days.


Q. Who receives a tax deduction?

A. When you purchase a Giving Card, you are eligible to receive a charitable tax deduction for the full amount of your order, including the service fee.


Q. When does the Giving Card expire?

A. Cards expire one year after they are issued. The expiration date is indicated on the Giving Card. Dollars not

redeemed by Giving Card recipients are directed to the Community Foundation's Better Together Fund to respond to community needs.


Q. Can I customize a card for my business?

A. Yes. Giving Cards for clients and employees can be branded with your business logo.

For more information

Sara Bonney

Director of Marketing & Communications

Phone (515) 447-4201