Donor Advised

Establishing a donor advised fund allows you to make a gift to the Community Foundation, then remain actively involved in recommending grants to make the impact you desire in your community. You can work with our professional staff to recommend grants from your fund to target the issues or nonprofits you care about most. Grant awards are issued to charities in the name of the fund (or anonymously if you prefer). It's a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. Download our Donor Advised Fund flyer.


By creating a scholarship fund, you invest in your community's future and show students you care. The Community Foundation provides the expertise to help you meet your personal goals and awards scholarships to deserving students. Your gift can help students — from preschool to postgraduate — achieve their lifetime dreams. Download our Scholarship Fund flyer.


Nonprofit organizations can also establish an agency endowment fund at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. It's a simple and efficient way to build an endowment that helps create long-term sustainability for your non-profit organization. An agency fund can be established by the nonprofit, or can through a lead gift from a donor passionate about the agency. The Community Foundation's experienced staff will work with the nonprofit organization to build and promote their fund through marketing assistance, development support, and professional investment management. Read more about the benefits for nonprofits.

Community Impact

A community impact fund is an unrestricted endowment fund that supports the changing needs of your community forever while serving as your personal legacy. CFNEIA staff provides the research and the Community Foundation directs support to the most critical community needs to create a stronger quality of life and more vibrant community.


A designated fund provides support to your favorite charitable organization(s) in perpetuity. With a designated fund, you can be confident your gift will provide a lasting legacy to sustain your favorite nonprofit(s). Should an organization you've designated cease to exist, the Community Foundation will ensure that the funds are redirected to an organization meeting your charitable intent so that your generosity will continue to benefit the community in the way that you envisioned.

Field of Interest

A field of interest fund allows you to make an impact in specific fields over time. You identify a specific or broad interest area (such as education, art and culture, environment, etc.) and CFNEIA ensures effective grantmaking within that field as the needs change over time. This type of fund allows your grantmaking to evolve as the needs within the field do, and gives you peace of mind knowing that the Foundation will be there to identify the best nonprofits in the issue area you have selected to ensure your legacy lives on.