• Why A Community Foundation?
  • Tax Benefits

Tax Benefits

Community Foundation donors receive maximum tax advantages under state and federal law and are eligible for tax credits that are only available through Iowa community foundations. We will assist you in ensuring you receive maximum tax benefits, while giving back meaningfully to the causes you care about most.


  • The Community Foundation provides access to Endow Iowa Tax Credits, a 25 percent Iowa tax credit in addition to normal federal charitable income tax deductions for certain charitable gifts.
  • Contributions to funds at the Community Foundation are eligible for a deduction of up to 60 percent of adjusted gross income for gifts of cash and 30 percent for gifts of appreciated stock, real estate and closely held stocks. 
  • Gifts of appreciated assets receive normal charitable deductions while eliminating capital gains tax on the appreciation.

For more information

Lynne Yontz, CAP®

Chief Charitable Giving Officer


Phone (515) 447-4203