The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is a place of connection, where generosity and community action meet to create powerful impacts improving the quality of life for all. We connect inspired people to causes they care about most, make grants to strengthen effective nonprofits, and provide leadership on key community issues to make Iowa communities better places. Since 1956, we have been “here for good,” working side-by-side people and organizations as a catalyst for positive community change. Today, CFNEIA is a public charitable nonprofit working in 20 Iowa counties to meet local needs and fulfill a vision of creating a vibrant region of thriving people.


We Turn Your Passion Into Impact

We connect people to the causes they care about most and give them a way to make an impact that matches their charitable passions.

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa provides a simple way for people to impact what matters most to them in their community. We do this by working with individuals, families, and businesses to create charitable solutions that match their passions, maximize tax benefits, and create a philanthropic legacy for generations to come. Working with the Community Foundation offers custom giving solutions, provides professional fund management, and gives donors access to our team of charitable giving experts who can help make connections to local nonprofits that create a lasting impact.    

We Enrich Communities Through Grantmaking

We make grants to effective nonprofit organizations enriching the communities they serve.

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa impacts our region through grantmaking to nonprofits working to carry out effective and transformative projects and services. We invest in social good that addresses the needs of individuals, communities, and our greater region. Grants in our core areas of art and culture, community betterment, education, environment, health, historic preservation, and human service provide capital for our nonprofit partners to build capacity and help those they serve succeed.

We Provide Community Leadership

We provide leadership as a convener and collaborator to make Iowa communities stronger, more inclusive places for all people. 

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is a convener, collaborator, and catalyst working to develop solutions and create opportunities. We identify needs, foster partnerships, share ideas, and connect resources to create sustainable change making our communities vibrant places of thriving people.