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Simplify Your Giving

What do these community members have in common?

They all partner with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines to support causes they care about through personalized charitable giving funds. We provide strong connections to hundreds of local nonprofits, access to Endow Iowa Tax Credits and professional fund management. Join us in exploring the possibilities. 

What is a charitable giving fund?

A charitable giving fund is customized with your giving goals and charitable interests in mind. They provide a simple way for you to support the causes and organizations you care about locally and across the country. You can use cash, stock, or other assets to create a named fund, qualify for an immediate tax deduction, and when it's convenient for you, choose the charities you want to support. Plus, by working with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines your gift may be eligible for the Endow Iowa Tax Credit program, a 25% state tax credit available on qualified gifts. 

Partners in Giving

We value the relationships you have with your professional advisors and bring everyone to the table to meet both your financial and giving goals. Connect with our team to more about how we can partner to help you support the causes you care about in ways that make sense for your situation. 

Generations of Giving


What are your family's values? Do you have charitable interest areas? How can you make strategic decisions about your charitable giving? The Community Foundation assists families in shaping their charitable legacy by posing such questions and providing resources to put the answers into practice. Learn how we work with families to share the gift of giving and utilize our Giving Guide to start your own charitable conversations with your family.  

For more information

Lynne Yontz, CAP®

Chief Charitable Giving Officer

Phone (515) 447-4203