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 AVAILABLE 1.1.2024
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.
LAWRENCE MATTESON MEMORIAL
EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF GIVING WHILE LIVING was one of Lawrence Matteson’s most profound statements in his life. A generous philanthropist in Iowa for much of his life, Mr. Matteson and his wife Marilyn founded the Matteson Scholarship and supported many charities including Unity Point Trinity Health System, the Mayo Clinic, and the Bethany for Children & Families in Moline. The Keokuk Area Community Foundation and North Lee Community Foundation honor the Matteson Family by establishing the Matteson Memorial Fund to continue the giving legacy of Lawrence Matteson.
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!