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Community Foundations Announces $175,000 in Leadership Grants - January 16, 2017

Through strategic Leadership Grants, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines plays a key role in providing significant funding to projects that strengthen Greater Des Moines by responding to community trends and opportunities. Leadership Grants are funded through donations to the Better Together Fund. Donors to the Better Together Fund give to support community needs now and into the future. Read More »


Connecting the Dots for a Successful 2017 - January 9, 2017

Angie Dethlefs-Trettin, Chief Community Impact Officer, shared with the Business Record's LiftIowa readers how building connections can lead to success in 2017. Read More »


Get a Jump Start on Your Organization's 2017 Resolutions - January 5, 2017

As your nonprofit organization finalizes your plans for the new year, the Community Foundation is here to help. Click below to learn about five strategies to add to your list of New Year's resolutions to help make your 2017 goals a reality. Read More »


Stretch your charitable impact at year-end. - December 13, 2016

As you consider how to make a difference during this season of giving, some advisors are encouraging donors to continue planning for the possibility of changes to the U.S. tax code as our country transitions to a new administration. Potential changes could affect the deductibility of charitable contributions. This makes the close of 2016 an ideal time to establish or add to a charitable giving fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. Read More »


Ignite Community Innovation Challenge Winners Announced - December 6, 2016

Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) was named the 2016 Ignite Community Innovation Challenge winner for Food Pantry 2.0 and Iowa Homeless Youth Centers (IHYC) was named runner-up for Rooftop Garden & Greenhouse. Read More »


Giving Guide featured on WHO-TV - December 2, 2016

Our Giving Guide helps individuals and families consider why they give and the causes they care about. We are proud to have recently highlighted this community resource on WHO-TV. Watch the video here. Read More »


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