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Giving

You can make a difference with the charitable dollars you invest in our community. The Community Foundation helps donors connect with causes they are passionate about, create personal legacies and meaningfully give back. We provide expert advice, professional management of charitable dollars, maximum tax savings and strong connections to hundreds of local charities.


We work with individual donors, families, businesses and organizations to establish endowment funds that will benefit the community forever.


Support causes that are important to you by establishing a charitable fund at the Community Foundation. To get started contact our team of giving professionals, establish a fund online or give now to a fund at the Community Foundation.

Community Foundation funds provide many benefits

  • You recommend grants to your favorite charities.  Gifts from your fund will be made in your name or the name you choose for your fund.
  • You receive immediate tax benefits, but can give over time.
  • Your assets grow through investment, allowing you to give more.
  • You can establish an endowment as a legacy that will support the community in perpetuity.  

For more information

Sheila Kinman, CAP®

Chief Advancement Officer

kinman@desmoinesfoundation.org

Phone (515) 447-4207