Nonprofit Resources

The Community Foundation recognizes the nonprofit sector's vital role in creating a vibrant and thriving community. Nonprofit organizations provide essential programs and are a driving economic force for our community.

Trainings for Nonprofit Board and Staff

Strong nonprofit organizations must have effective and engaged leadership. The Community Foundation offers affordable professional development opportunities to enhance the governance, management and skills of local nonprofit board and staff members. View upcoming training opportunities.  

Nonprofit Grants

The Community Foundation has three competitive grants programs made possible by contributions to the Better Together Fund: Leadership Grants, Capacity Building Grants and Strategic Collaboration Grants. View grant guidelines and application instructions.

Nonprofit Endowments

The Community Foundation offers agency funds as an opportunity to establish an endowment to support your organization’s needs for today and tomorrow.


GIVEdsm is the Community Foundation’s online platform to help connect donors with the causes they care about. Contact us to create a GIVEdsm profile as you seek support for your general operations, capital campaigns or timely needs. 

Nonprofit Employment

We are pleased to make connections between charitable organizations and purpose-driven professionals. Search our listing of nonprofit jobs or submit a job posting here.

Nonprofit Consultants

The Community Foundation is committed to increasing the capacity of the local nonprofit sector.  Because of this commitment, we maintain a list of local consultants who are interested in working with nonprofit organizations. View nonprofit consultants.


Strong nonprofit organizations need strong leadership. LeadershipLink is a tool to connect nonprofits seeking board or committee members with those in our community wanting to serve. We encourage nonprofit organizations to post all volunteer leadership opportunities with your nonprofit organization on LeadershipLink. Looking to develop your leadership through board service? Search opportunities posted on LeadershipLink.

Helpful Links

From grantwriting to governance, we’ve curated several online resources to help your nonprofit organization succeed in fulfilling its mission. View our library of links to helpful online resources.

Nonprofit Link E-Newsletter

The Community Foundation distributes a monthly newsletter that provides information, resources, and event details to support nonprofit organizations in Greater Des Moines. Sign up to receive the Nonprofit Link.