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Make the Gift of a Lifetime with the IRA Charitable Rollover - October 14, 2016

There is good news for Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines donors in their 70s-and for the communities and causes they care about. The IRA Charitable Rollover has been permanently extended and makes it possible to give individual retirement account (IRA) assets to charity, free from federal tax. Read More »


Endow Iowa Tax Credits: A Great Way to Stretch Your Clients' Charitable Dollars - August 29, 2016

As you meet with clients to analyze and discuss their financial goals in the second half of 2016, consider an opportunity for them to support the causes they care about while receiving a unique tax credit on the gifts. Read More »


Mary E. Wood and Larry W. Carter Scholarship Recipients Announced - July 29, 2016

The Community is proud to administer the Mary E. Wood Scholarship and the Larry W. Carter Scholarship funds. Congratulations to the deserving 2016 scholarship recipients! Read More »


The Community Foundation Grants $385,000 to Community Projects - June 30, 2016

The Community Foundation is pleased to support four community projects through Leadership Grants funded by the Better Together Fund. Read More »


Feeling the Squeeze? Philanthropic Solutions for the Sandwich Generation - June 20, 2016

Our lives are busier than ever. If you are a member of the sandwich generation - someone who is simultaneously raising a child and providing support to an aging parent - this probably rings especially true for you. Read More »


Ignite Community Innovation Challenge Accepting Submissions - May 8, 2016

The Innovation Investors have been working to innovate the program and this year have expanded the submission phase and have planned for additional resources to support finalists in the refinement and ultimate launch of the winning, innovative ideas. Read More »


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