Gifts We Accept

The Community Foundation accepts a variety of gifts:

  • Cash
  • Real estate (home, farmland, vacation property)
  • Marketable & not readily marketable securities
  • Closely held corporations
  • Tangible personal property (artwork, boats, etc.)
  • Grain
  • IRA, 401(k), or other retirement accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Planned gifts designated in a will or estate plan
  • Charitable remainder trusts


The most common gifts we receive are cash, appreciated assets and publicly traded stock. If you would like to receive instructions on how to make a gift of publicly traded stock click here to contact our team


The Community Foundation's gift acceptance policy is available upon request. Please contact us by phone, 515-883-2626, or email to learn more.










For more information

Sheila Kinman, CAPĀ®

Chief Advancement Officer

kinman@desmoinesfoundation.org

Phone (515) 447-4207