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 Impact Funds
  Donate Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative Fund
Established in 2017, The Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative is a nonprofit organization that brings people and resources together to develop, preserve quality Keokuk neighborhoods, and increase the diversity and availability of housing in Keokuk, Iowa. The Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative is an innovative collaboration between the City of Keokuk, Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce and Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission. Your gift to the Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will support the mission of the Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative.
  Donate Lee County Youth Services, Inc. Endowment Fund
Lee County Youth Services, Inc., is a nonprofit organization led by a volunteer board of directors. The mission of Lee County Youth Services, Inc. is to provide opportunities and support for youth in need and those who serve them. Lee County Youth Services, Inc. is committed to a program of social responsibility and community involvement/education. Your gift to the Lee County Youth Services, Inc. Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will support grants and scholarships benefiting youth in Lee County, Iowa.
  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.”
  Donate Tri-State Fund
Your gift to the Tri-State Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will support projects and programs benefitting survivors of domestic violence, women, girls, and families in Lee County, Iowa.
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 Delbert and Edythe Barnes Family Fund
The Delbert and Edythe Barnes Scholarship Fund was established for students who have graduated or will be graduating (those attending their senior year of high school) from any Lee County, Hancock County or Clark County School District. General Education Diploma (GED) students are also eligible to apply for The Delbert and Edythe Barnes Memorial Scholarship. Scholarship recipients must attend or be enrolled at Southeastern Community College with the intention of matriculating and receiving a degree as noted in the current edition of the College Handbook in the area of the Construction & Manufacturing.
  Donate George and Barbara Norman Designated Endowed Fund I
  Donate God's Way Christian Center Fund
Established by the late George and Barbara Norman, The God's Way Christian Center Fund supports the low-income food programs of God's Way Christian Center in Keokuk, Iowa. Your gift to The God's Way Christian Center Fund will continue to support the ministry of God's Way Christian Center.
  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 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 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.
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 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 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.