Donate & Support Your Community

In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.

Choose your own path to giving.

Start a Fund

If you're passionate about a topic or cause, start a fund to help it flourish.  Find more information and see how easy it is to start your own endowed fund and make a difference.

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Legacy & Planned Giving

There are many different ways to make a gift to ensure the future of your community. Explore this section about planned giving options that take into consideration your personal circumstances and the needs of your family.

Donate to an Existing Fund

Donate today to one of the 30+ existing funds in the Community Foundation of Des Moines County.

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Corporate Giving

Whether your business is just beginning to consider how to give or you’re already operating a corporate foundation, the Community Foundation can help you further your philanthropic mission.

How an Endowed Fund Works

Have you wondered how an Endowed Fund actually works?  See how simple it can be to turn a gift into a lasting legacy.

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Fund Distributions

Learn more about how the Community Foundation of Des Moines County calculates and distributes the funds every year.

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Gifts We Accept

CFDMC can accept gifts of different types.  Click to see what types we accept.

We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give. - Winston S. Churchill