Donate to any of these funds online. All donations may be tax deductible and could be eligible for an 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit. All online donations are processed by Stripe and The Keokuk Area Community Foundation. To make an online donation, please click DONATE next to fund of your choosing. If you would like to mail your contribution, please mail to: The Keokuk Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 367, Keokuk, Iowa 52632. Please specify the fund or the purpose of your gift. Make checks payable to The Keokuk Area Community Foundation. If you have any questions, please contact Philip Ricketts, Administrator, at 319-670-0207 or by email info@keokukfoundation.org.

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Community Foundation of Des Moines County Designated Funds
  Donate Burlington Downtown Lightscape Improvement Fund
  Donate Burlington High School Class of 1958 Scholarship Fund
  Donate Burlington Notre Dame Foundation Fund
The mission of the Burlington Notre Dame schools is “Inspiring the mind, engaging the heart.” Gifts made to the Burlington Notre Dame Foundation will mean that Catholic education in the Burlington area remains strong and vibrant. Gifts can be designated to any of the following areas: Building Improvement, Curriculum Fund, Faculty Support Fund, General Fund: Restricted, General Fund: Unrestricted, Retirement Fund, St. Jude Tuition Assistance, Teacher Endowment Fund, and Technology.
  Donate Friends of the Burlington Public Library Foundation
  Donate Hope Haven (Burlington)
Hope Haven is a private non-profit organization that provides vocational, residential, community living, employment and crisis services for over 530 mentally and physically challenged persons in Southeast Iowa. Your gift to the at the Hope Haven Fund at North Lee Community Foundation will support programs and services that offer guided support as well as real world skills that help Hope Haven clients succeed.
  Donate SCC President's Circle Endowment Fund
  Donate Southeastern Community College President's Circle Endowment Fund
Community Foundation of Des Moines County Endow Iowa Eligible Funds
  Donate Burlington Art Center Endowment
  Donate Des Moines County Historical Society Endowment
Community Foundation of Des Moines County Endowments
  Donate Burlington Steamboat Days Charitable Fund
Community Foundation of Des Moines County Field of Interest Funds
  Donate Margaret Hansen Community Impact Fund
Community Impact Funds
  Donate KPlay Savings Fund
  Donate Peace Pipe Fund
Published in 2019, “Letters to Friends” is a beautiful historical account of giving and encouraging peace and togetherness. Throughout the past year, The Keokuk Area Community Foundation established the Peace Pipe Fund with the goal to distribute the book “Letters to Friends” “Die Peace-Pipe-Briefe” to every library and school in the Tri-State Area. Your gift to Peace Pipe Fund will support the distribution and promotion of “Letters to Friends.”
Keokuk Area Community Foundation Funds
  Donate Church of All Saints Endowment Fund
In the Church of All Saints, we are called to live the Good News in our own lives and in the community of faith in which we work. We are a Catholic Christian Family, members of the Body of Christ; called to celebrate the mission of Christ by participating in prayer, the Sacraments and the life of the parish. Your gift to the Church of All Saints Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation, will benefit the charitable activities of Church of All Saints including: the Loaves and Fishes ministry, Brown Bag Weekends, and the Giving Tree and Birthright programs.
  Donate Grand Theatre Corporate Foundation Endowment
The Grand Theatre is a live performance theater for the benefit of the Tri-State Area. Designed by Merle F. Baker, The Grand Theatre was constructed on the foundation of the Keokuk Opera House (c. 1880), which burned down in 1923. Modeled after theaters in Chicago, it was praised as one of the finest theaters in the country at the time. The Grand Theatre has housed many historically important performers over the years, including John Philip Sousa and Maynard Ferguson. In 1987, The Grand Theatre was purchased and donated to the City of Keokuk. The city council established a volunteer commission to operate The Grand Theatre. The commission still manages the theatre today, which has seen significant improvements in the last twenty years. Today The Grand Theatre is used for live performances, conventions and other events. Your gift to the Grand Theatre Corporate Foundation Endowment with The Keokuk Area Community will help benefit the arts and cultural activities of The Grand Theatre.
  Donate Hoerner YMCA Endowment Fund
The Hoerner YMCA Endowment Fund is held at The Keokuk Area Community Foundation. Hoerner YMCA Endowment Fund supports the mission and programs of the Hoerner YMCA. A gift to the Hoerner YMCA Endowment Fund contributes to Y sponsored community programs, youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
  Donate Keokuk Area Hospital Foundation Endowment
Your gift to the Keokuk Area Hospital Foundation Endowment with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will help support Keokuk - UnityPoint Health’s mission to provide access to high quality healthcare for everyone, including the community's most vulnerable populations.
  Donate Keokuk Arts Center Endowment
Your gift to The Keokuk Arts Center Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will support the charitable activities of The Keokuk Arts Center and provide cultural and artistic opportunities for youth in need of financial assistance to participate.
  Donate Keokuk Catholic Schools Endowment
Proudly serving Keokuk for nearly 170 years, Keokuk Catholic Schools provide education from Preschool – to Fifth Grade. Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Keokuk Catholic Schools Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will support the general operations of Keokuk Catholic Schools.
  Donate Keokuk Community School Foundation Fund
The Keokuk Community School Foundation Fund supports The Keokuk Community School District. The Keokuk Community School Foundation, is a not-for-profit organization chartered in 1990, was established to help meet the growing financial needs of the Keokuk Community School District. The Foundation is managed by a board of directors consisting of local volunteers, including liaison members from the School Board and the Administrative Team. Although not a requirement, a majority of board members are graduates of the Keokuk Community School system. The Keokuk Community School Foundation realizes that the best way for our children to flourish in the future is to give them the very best education available today.
  Donate Keokuk Public Library Endowment
Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Keokuk Public Library Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will help support the charitable activities of The Keokuk Public Library and the construction of Keokuk Public Library Park.
  Donate Keokuk Union Depot Foundation Endowment
The Keokuk Union Depot is an historic train station on the west bank of the Mississippi River near downtown Keokuk, Iowa, United States. It was built from 1890 to 1891, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. Established in 2012, The Keokuk Union Depot Foundation was created to preserve the historical The Keokuk Union Depot. Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Keokuk Union Depot Foundation Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation, will help support the preservation efforts of The Keokuk Union Depot Foundation.
  Donate Montrose Riverfront, Inc. Endowment
Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Montrose Riverfront, Inc. Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will help support The Montrose Riverfront Farmer’s Market.
  Donate Three Rivers Conservation Foundation Endowment (Keokuk Area Community Foundation)
Lee County Conservation manages 29 individual parks, wildlife areas, historic sites, and water recreation access points - encompassing some 2634 acres across Lee County, Iowa. The Three Rivers Conservation Foundation is the charitable nonprofit organization of Lee County Conservation. Your gift to the Three Rivers Conservation Foundation Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will benefit the charitable activities of the Three Rivers Conservation Foundation and the efforts of Lee County Conservation.
Keokuk Area Community Foundation Grant Funds
  Donate Keokuk Endow Iowa Friends Fund
Your gift to the Keokuk Endow Iowa Friends Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation supports operations of the Foundation as it works to meet the charitable purposes of its mission. A contribution to the Keokuk Endow Iowa Friends Fund is also eligible for a Endow Iowa 25% Tax Credit.
  Donate Keokuk Grant Endowment Fund
Since its inception in 2004, The Keokuk Area Community Foundation has provided a base of charitable support to benefit people in the Tri-State Area. The Grant Endowment Fund provides a permanent source of funds to maintain and increase our annual grant program over the long term. Our annual grants have provided many important non-profits with critical funding that augments their own fund-raising. Grants from The Keokuk Area Community Foundation support arts and culture, community betterment, education, health and human services for the Tri-State Area. Every gift to the Grant Endowment Fund will support nonprofits in the Tri-State Area, and is eligible for the Endow Iowa Tax Credit.
  Donate Lee County Charitable Fund Endowment
Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to the Lee County Charitable Fund Endowment with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation and The North Lee Community Foundation will be used to make grants to qualified nonprofit organizations benefit the citizens of Lee County, Iowa. This fund was established by The Lee County Charitable Fund to increase their ability to support important services and projects in the county.
  Donate Pardall Family Endowment
  Donate Pilot Grove Savings Bank Grant Endowment Fund
Your gift to the Pilot Grove Savings Bank Grant Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community will be used to make grants to qualified nonprofit organizations benefit the citizens of Lee County, Hancock County and Clark County. This fund was established by The Pilot Grove Savings Bank to increase their ability to support important services and projects in these counties.
  Donate Two Rivers Bank & Trust Grant Endowment Fund
Your gift to the Two Rivers Bank & Trust Grant Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will be used to make grants to qualified nonprofit organizations in Lee County, Hancock County and Clark County.
  Donate Ziegler Family Memorial Grant Fund
Since its inception in 2004, The Keokuk Area Community Foundation has provided a base of charitable support to benefit people in the Tri-State Area. Ziegler Family Memorial Grant Fund provides a permanent source of funds to maintain and increase our annual grant program over the long term. Our annual grants have provided many important non-profits with critical funding that augments their own fund-raising. Grants from The Keokuk Area Community Foundation support arts and culture, community betterment, education, health and human services for the Tri-State Area. Every gift to the Ziegler Family Memorial Grant Fund will support nonprofits in the Tri-State Area, and is eligible for the Endow Iowa Tax Credit.
Keokuk Community Funds
  Donate Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship was established by the Dickey Family for graduating seniors from any Keokuk Iowa High School or home-schooled equivalent student. The student must be a resident of Keokuk Iowa. A Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship recipient (s) must attend or be enrolled in an Iowa college or university upon high school graduation or completion of home schooled equivalent. Visit keokukfoundation.org/dickey/ for more information.
Keokuk Community Impact Funds
  Donate COVID-19 Response Fund
The Keokuk Area Community Foundation and The Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce invite local businesses and individuals to donate to The Keokuk Area COVID-19 Response Fund. As our communities and vulnerable populations face unprecedented challenges, this unrestricted fund will provide the community with a flexible strategy for charitable giving in this time of great need. Due to the health concerns of COVID-19, donations will not be accepted at a “traditional drop-off” location. Donations can be made two ways: online and checks through the mail. Checks can be mailed to The Keokuk Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 367, Keokuk, Iowa 52632 (write COVID-19 Response Fund in the memo line). Every donation to The Keokuk Area COVID-19 Response Fund could be tax-deductible, and the donor/business will receive a gift acknowledgement letter from The Keokuk Area Community Foundation.
  Donate Eddie Conn Keokuk Community Schools Music Fund
Your gift to The Eddie Conn Keokuk Community Schools Music Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation supports music programs at throughout The Keokuk Community School District.
  Donate Eric Pardall Memorial Scholarship Fund
  Donate Fund for Nora
Communities come together in giving. As a Community Foundation, it is our job to give, honor, assist, and support the people in our communities. It is our mission to preserve the historical and cultural landmarks that bring our communities together. Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk is a landmark of historical significance and a place for community healing. For years, the road conditions of Oakland Cemetery have been in disarray. In the Fall of 2019, The Fund for Nora was established at The Keokuk Area Community Foundation to rebuild and help preserve Oakland Cemetery. The Hickey and Azinger Families created the Fund for Nora to rebuild the roads around the burial plot of Nora Azinger, who passed away in 2019. Seeing that Oakland Cemetery needed additional road rebuilding, The Hickey and Azinger Families asked The City Keokuk to also commit to more funding. The City of Keokuk provided $50,000 to Hickey Construction to fix more roads. The combination of the establishment of the Fund of Nora and commitment of City of Keokuk brought the community together in giving. Construction began on the roads of Elm Street and Keokuk Avenue near the back entrance of Oakland Cemetery. Seven inches of reinforced concrete was used to repair the roads. These roads are significant because funeral processions traveled on them but stopped due to the poor conditions. The rebuilding and preservation of the roads of Oakland Cemetery will be an ongoing project for many years. 100% of proceeds of the Fund for Nora will be used for the project.
  Donate Grief Share Fund
  Donate Keokuk Area Community Foundation General Fund
General/Memorial or In Honor Of Gifts are used to support operations and endowment building of The Keokuk Area Community Foundation. By partnering with us, you can make a meaningful impact for the Tri-State Area. Nothing can ever replace the loss of a friend or loved one, but we can commemorate their life with an everlasting tribute reminding us that they are not forgotten. Memorial donations are typically made in memory of a deceased family member, friend or coworker. A memorial donation is a fitting way to remember a special person while at the same time helping others.
  Donate Keokuk Catholic Schools Giving Fund
The mission of Keokuk Catholic Schools is to build a learning community based on the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, Catholic values, and tradition. We are committed to providing a rigorous academic program that prepares students to lead lives of purpose, achievement, and generosity of spirit. Gifts made will support our school presently and for years to come. All contributions will be dedicated to enhancing student learning, retaining exceptional teachers, and substantial building repairs. With your generous giving, we can continue to provide one of the area's highest quality, faith-based educational settings.
  Donate Keokuk High School Hall of Fame Fund
  Donate Leaders of Southeast Iowa Foundation Scholarship Fund
Established in 2021, The Leaders of Southeast Iowa Foundation Scholarship Fund will award $1,000.00 in scholarships annually to Lee County, Hancock County and Clark County students.
  Donate Molly Hurley Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Molly Hurley Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Molly Hurley and to give forward to those in the community who dream to follow in Molly's footsteps in the art of cosmetology.
North Lee Community Foundation Designated Funds
  Donate City of West Point Parks & Recreation Fund
The City of West Point Parks and Recreation Department provides park facilities and programs to accommodate the needs and interests of local residents and visitors. Your gift to the City of West Point Parks & Recreation Fund at the North Lee Community Foundation supports all the charitable activities of the City of West Point Parks & Recreation.
  Donate Dianne Delaney Huddleson Foundation
Dianne Delaney Huddleson Foundation Fund was established in 2021, by Bruce Huddleson and the family of the late Dianne Delaney-Huddleson to support various teaching aspects at Holy Trinity Catholic Schools. The primary mission of the Dianne Delaney Huddleson Foundation Fund will be to support Holy Trinity Catholic Schools faculty professional development and continuing education opportunities and related expenses such as conference registration fees, travel costs, lodging/food costs, related technology, substitute teacher costs and other costs. Additional distributions from Dianne Delaney Huddleson Foundation Fund will also support instructors teaching virtually. The goal is to support costs and expenses associated with virtual or in-person presenters to help instructors, administration, staff to learn how to prepare students for their future.
  Donate Fort Madison Band Commission Endowment
The City Band in Fort Madison has provided 90 years of free concerts to the public in Historic Central Park. Your gift to the Fort Madison Band Commission Endowment at the North Lee Community Foundation will continue support this amazing musical tradition.
  Donate Fort Madison Public Library Foundation Endowment
Your gift to the Fort Madison Public Library Foundation Endowment at the North Lee Community Foundation supports Fort Madison Public Library reading programs and new library materials.
  Donate Fort Madison School District Foundation Scholarship Fund #2
The mission of the Fort Madison Community School District is to ensure all students learn the academic and life skills necessary for personal success and responsible living. Your gift to the Fort Madison School District Foundation Endowment at the North Lee Community Foundation supports scholarships to Fort Madison High School seniors.
  Donate Fort Madison YMCA Endowment
The Fort Madison YMCA Endowment is held at The North Lee Community Foundation. The Fort Madison YMCA Endowment supports the mission and programs of the Fort Madison Family YMCA. A gift to the Fort Madison YMCA Endowment contributes to Y sponsored community programs, youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
  Donate Gethsemane Cemetery Foundation Fund
The Gethsemane Cemetery Foundation Fund is an endowment fund held with The North Lee Community Foundation. The Gethsemane Cemetery Foundation Fund supports the preservation, beautification and maintenance of abandoned or deteriorating graves of deceased persons at Gethsemane Cemetery.
  Donate Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation Capital Improvement Endowment
The main objective of the Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation is to insure the sustainability of our school system for generations to come. Your gift to the Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation Capital Improvement Endowment at the North Lee Community Foundation supports capital projects at Holy Trinity Catholic Schools.
  Donate Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation Teacher Benefits Endowment
The main objective of the Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation is to insure the sustainability of our school system for generations to come. Your gift to the Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation Teacher Benefits Endowment at the North Lee Community Foundation will provide teacher benefits to Holy Trinity Catholic Schools teachers.
  Donate Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation Technology Endowment
The main objective of the Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation is to insure the sustainability of our school system for generations to come. Your gift to the Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation Technology Endowment at the North Lee Community Foundation will provide education technology to Holy Trinity Catholic Schools.
  Donate Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation Tuition Assistance Endowment
The main objective of the Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation is to insure the sustainability of our school system for generations to come. Your gift to the Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation Tuition Assistance Endowment at the North Lee Community Foundation will provide tuition assistance for students attending Holy Trinity Catholic Schools.
  Donate Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Education Foundation Music Endowment
The main objective of the Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation is to insure the sustainability of our school system for generations to come. Your gift to the Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Education Foundation Music Endowment at the North Lee Community Foundation will provide musical instruments and music programs to students attending Holy Trinity Catholic Schools.
  Donate Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Endowment
The main objective of the Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation is to insure the sustainability of our school system for generations to come. Your gift to the general Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation Endowment North Lee Community Foundation will support the mission of Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Educational Foundation.
  Donate Hope Haven Fund (Fort Madison)
Hope Haven is a private non-profit organization that provides vocational, residential, community living, employment and crisis services for over 530 mentally and physically challenged persons in Southeast Iowa. Your gift to the at the Hope Haven Fund at North Lee Community Foundation will support programs and services that offer guided support as well as real world skills that help Hope Haven clients succeed.
  Donate Mary Moore Scholarship Fund
Your gift to the Mary Moore Scholarship Scholarship Endowment Fund at the North Lee Community Foundation supports scholarships to Fort Madison High School seniors.
  Donate PAWs - Protectors of Animal Welfare Fund
PAW Fort Madison Animal Shelter is a non-profit 501c3, no-kill animal shelter whose mission is to find loving and forever homes for abandoned, stray and surrendered animals. Your gift to the PAWs - Protectors of Animal Welfare Fund at the North Lee Community Foundation supports PAW Fort Madison Animal Shelter in Fort Madison.
  Donate Sheaffer Memorial Golf Park Endowment
Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course features 6,639 yards from the longest tees for a par 72. The course rating is 69.5 with a slope rating of 123. Your gift to the Sheaffer Memorial Golf Park Endowment at the North Lee Community Foundation supports Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course.
  Donate St. James the Less Catholic Cemetery Foundation, St. Paul, Iowa
The St. James the Less Catholic Cemetery Foundation Fund is an endowment fund held with The North Lee Community Foundation. St. James the Less Catholic Cemetery Foundation Fund supports the preservation, beautification, and maintenance of abandoned or deteriorating graves of St. James the Less Catholic Cemetery.
  Donate Sylvan and Joan Nichting Foundation Fund
North Lee Community Foundation Donor Advised Funds
  Donate Harold Dyer Endowment for Houghton
Established by the Dyer Family, the Harold Dyer Endowment for Houghton supports the charitable activities of the City of Houghton and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Your gift to the Harold Dyer Endowment for Houghton at the North Lee Community Foundation will continue to support Houghton Iowa.
North Lee Community Foundation Endow Iowa Eligible Funds
  Donate Fort Madison Area Arts Association Endowment
Founded in 1979 as a non-profit organization, Fort Madison Area Arts Association (FMAAA) plays a special role in our community. Your gift to the Fort Madison Area Arts Association Endowment at the North Lee Community Foundation, supports arts and cultural amenities that cultivate inspiration, enhance community pride, and strengthen arts appreciation in Fort Madison.
  Donate Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation Endowment
The Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation was established in 1995 to provide sustainable, quality healthcare through education, charitable donations and community relations. Your gift to the Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation Endowment at the North Lee Community Foundation supports educational and scientific activities that will benefit both the hospital and its patrons.
  Donate Fort Madison School District Foundation Scholarship Fund #1
The mission of the Fort Madison Community School District is to ensure all students learn the academic and life skills necessary for personal success and responsible living. Your gift to the Fort Madison School District Foundation Endowment at the North Lee Community Foundation supports scholarships and special educational projects in the Fort Madison Community School District.
  Donate Holy Family Parish Endowment
Holy Family Parish's mission is to celebrate, live, nurture, and pass on the Catholic faith. Your gift to the Holy Family Parish Endowment at the North Lee Community Foundation supports the ministry of Holy Family Parish.
  Donate Three Rivers Conservation Foundation Endowment (North Lee Community Foundation)
Lee County Conservation manages 29 individual parks, wildlife areas, historic sites, and water recreation access points - encompassing some 2634 acres across Lee County, Iowa. The Three Rivers Conservation Foundation is the charitable nonprofit organization of Lee County Conservation. Your gift to the Three Rivers Conservation Foundation Endowment Fund with The North Lee Community Foundation will benefit the charitable activities of the Three Rivers Conservation Foundation and the efforts of Lee County Conservation.
  Donate United Way of the Great River Region Endowment
The United Way of the Great River Region improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. Your gift to the United Way of the Great River Region Endowment at the North Lee Community Foundation will enable the United Way of the Great River Region to keep fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Lee County and around the world.
North Lee Community Foundation Endowments
  Donate Matteson Scholarship Friends Fund
  Donate North Lee County Foundation Memorial Endowment Fund
When a loved one passes away, many families and friends wish to create a lasting legacy in honor of his or her life. Making the decision of which charity or charities should receive donations can be daunting during this time of loss. Every gift to the The North Lee Community Foundation Memorial Endowment Fund, supports the North Lee County Grant Fund. Each year, The North Lee County Grant Fund gives grants to North Lee nonprofit organizations. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law and may be eligible for the Endow Iowa 25% state tax credit.
  Donate North Lee County General Fund
One of the most effective ways to improve our communities is through supporting and strengthening our local nonprofit organizations. By making a gift to The North Lee Community Foundation Grant Fund, you are supporting the North Lee County nonprofit organizations we love and cherish.
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