215 ENDOWMENTS | $16,623,795.87 IN ASSETS | $887,858,83 IN GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED IN 2022
GEORGE EICHACKER MEMORIAL FUND
One of George Eichacker’s proudest achievements was being a founding father of the Keokuk Area Community Foundation. George established the Keokuk Area Community Foundation Grant Fund to support Keokuk Area organizations in arts and culture, community betterment, education, health, and human services. Your generous memorial gift to the Keokuk Area Community Grant Fund not only honors the life of George Eichacker, but also provides grants to Keokuk Area nonprofits every year.
JOIN WITH US AND MAKE A IMPACT THROUGH GIVING
Established in October 2004, the Keokuk Area Community Foundation (KACF) is a 501 (c) (3) charitable community foundation which receives gifts, grants and contributions from charitable individuals, families, businesses, and corporations. These charitable gifts are used to establish permanent endowments, foster leadership, assist Tri-State Area nonprofit organizations, charities, schools, healthcare institutions, and strengthen communities in Southeast Iowa, West-Central Illinois, and Northeast Missouri.
2024 ENDOW IOWA TAX CREDITS
The Endow Iowa Tax Credit program was created to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of this state through increased philanthropic activity by encouraging new investments to existing community foundations across Iowa. Those who give to a permanently endowed fund at a the Keokuk Area Community Foundation are eligible to receive a 25% state of Iowa tax credit for their gift. Community members who give are also able to take advantage of the tax credits in conjunction with federal tax deductions. 2024 Endow Iowa Tax Credits are already being processed. To ensure you receive an 2024 credit, please consider giving to the Keokuk Area Community Foundation by August 31, 2023.
2023 LEE COUNTY YOUTH SERVICES, INC. GRANTS
Lee County Youth Services, Inc., is pleased to announce the ninth year of its organizational service grants for fall of 2021. The 2023 Lee County Youth Services, Inc. Grant Application will open on August 1, 2023. Local nonprofit organizations who serve the youth of Lee County Iowa are invited to submit applications for grants of up to $5,000.00. Requirements for funding approval include that the applicant be a tax exempt 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization; in which services be delivered to individuals under the age of 19 living in Lee County Iowa. Priority funding will be given to programs and/or services which help address social, economic, and educational issues of youth ages 6-19. Grants will be awarded in the Fall of 2023. The deadline for 2023 applications is October 2, 2023.
2023 KEOKUK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS
The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will accept 2023 Grant Applications from June 5, 2023 to September 1, 2023. The Keokuk Area Community Foundation distributes grants only to Keokuk Iowa, Hancock County Illinois, and Clark County Missouri 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations. This year, grants are available up to $5,000. Extraordinary amounts may be given if an exceptional need is seen by the Keokuk Area Community Foundation. Only one project per organization will be considered. The deadline for 2023 grant applications is September 1, 2023.
BELIEVE: OUR GIVING REPORT
We BELIEVE in giving back. Our Giving Report highlights the good work the Tri-State Area has done in the last year. Giving back is the core to our mission of strengthening leaders, students, and nonprofits through philanthropy. We know there will always be challenges, but it is always our goal to grow as an organization so we can continue to serve your passion for giving. We thank you for believing in us, and we will continue to work together to create a more vibrant and giving Tri-State Region!