Anyone (individuals, families, organizations and businesses) interested in the future development of Northeast Iowa, whether a resident of the area or not, may make gifts to the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. Gifts are often made to memorialize a friend or family member, recognize an achievement, honor families, or encourage philanthropy within an organization. The list of donors to the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is truly reflective of the diverse community that has helped to create legacies for Northeast Iowa.
Gifts may be of any size … $5 to $50, $500 to $MILLIONS or any amount in between. Any and all gifts made to the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa make a difference in the community. Donors to the Community Foundation range from people of relatively modest means to those with large financial resources. Establishing your own “Named Endowment Fund” usually requires a minimum lead gift of only $10,000.
Your gift may take whichever form provides you with the maximum tax benefits. You may give outright securities, real estate, insurance, and personal property such as art or cash. Your gift may either be given outright or may be made through a bequest or trust agreement as a deferred gift.
Many donors name the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa as the beneficiary of their retirement plan, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, etc. through their wills.
The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa also manages Charitable Gift Annuities where the donor receives lifetime income as a result of their gift. There is no form of giving that is too complicated. Please contact us for more information.
Yes! You may give to any of our funds at any time. Gifts may be contributed to any existing “Named Fund” to recognize the individual(s) honored by the name. You can give to our unrestricted funds such as the “Black Hawk County Charitable Unrestricted Fund” through which dollars are granted out twice a year through our grant cycles to non-profit organizations in the community. You can donate to any of the funds named on our list of established funds.