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Why You Should Give

You can provide ongoing support to charitable organizations during your lifetime or as a lasting legacy.

How To Give

Invest in Des Moines County by making a contribution of any size to one of our Endowed Funds.


Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Des Moines County  today and tomorrow.

See who is working to build a better future.

Why Giving Is So Important.

In the next 30 years, an estimated 6.6 billion dollars will leave Des Moines County through inheritance.  Many that have lived and worked in the community their entire lives would like a portion of their wealth to stay in the area.  The opportunity to leave a lasting legacy is exactly why Community Foundations exist.


When you give to the Community Foundation of Des Moines County you are funding the future.  Take a few minutes to see for yourself why giving is so important.  

News & Events

Stay up to date with news and events involving the Community Foundation of Des Moines County.

Impact the Community

See how people in our community have been directly impacted by the Community Foundation of Des Moines County

Create a Legacy

Make a difference for generations to come.  Learn how you could create a legacy that will live on.

2024 Grant Recipients

Art Center of Burlington (Art Guild)

Bart Howard Foundation

BHS Art Department

Build A Bed

Burlington Educational Foundation

Burlington Area Homeless Shelter

Burlington Area YMCA

Burlington Civic Music

Burlington Lightscape Project

Burlington Municipal Band

Burlington Pride

Burlington Public Library- Read to Grow

Burlington Riverfront Entertainment

Burlington Stem Foundation

Burlington Tennis Association

Burlington/West Burlington Area Development Foundation

Community Action of Southeast Iowa

Community Emergency Response Team

Des Moines County Historical Society

DMC CARES Child Abuse Prevention Council

DMC Master Gardeners

Domestic Violence Intervention Program

Dreamcatchers Foundation

Ducks Unlimited

Every Child- Mississippi Valley Child Protection Center

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Ill

Heart Song Adult Day Center

Hetta Gilbert TLC

Homestead 1839

Hope Haven Area Development Center

Keep Burlington Beautiful Clean Up Partners for Conservation

Mississippi Valley Council Boy Scouts of America

Mississippi Valley Workforce Development Board

N-Compass Inc- Iowa Project AWARE

Players Workshop Theater

Project Linus

Rally for Reid

SCC Foundation

Snake Alley Festival of Film

South Hill Neighborhood Association

Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra (SEISO)

Southeast Soccer Academy (SESA)

Special Needs Foundation

The Capitol

The Self Reliance Group

Young House Family Services

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