WE ARE HERE FOR GOOD & FOREVER
185 FUNDS TOTALING
$19,000,225.00 IN ASSETS
$1,000,767.00 TOTAL GRANTS
IN AWARDED IN 2020
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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.
2022 GRANT WORKSHOP |MARCH 23, 2022
Join us for a FREE LUNCH and Grant Workshop. Learn about all the 2022 Grant Opportunities of the Keokuk Area Community Foundation and North Lee Community Foundation. To register for the grant workshop click here.
THE 2022 LEE COUNTY IMPACT GRANT | MAY 9, 2022
As our Lee County, Iowa communities grow and change so do our civic, social and cultural needs. Nonprofit organizations in Lee County, Iowa have always been leaders in providing impacts and addressing needs in our communities. In 2022, the Lee County Charitable Fund will distribute up to $25,000.00 in a Impact Grant to Lee County nonprofit organizations that are focused on addressing a Lee County Community need. The Lee County Impact Grant Application opens on February 9, 2022 and the application deadline is May 9, 2022.
Go to leecountycharitablefund.org to apply.
THE MATTESON SCHOLARSHIP | DEADLINE MAY 2, 2022
The Matteson Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors, as well as, continuing education students pursuing studies in agriculture, construction, health/medical sciences, nursing, engineering, information technology or trades. Students and working adults must live in the Iowa Counties of Lee, Des Moines or Henry to be eligible for The Matteson Scholarship. The Matteson Scholarship also accepts scholarship applications from graduates of Wapello Senior High in Louisa County.
MOLLY HURLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP | APRIL 22, 2022
The Molly Hurley Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the Molly Hurley Scholarship Committee and the Keokuk Area Community Foundation. The 2022 Molly Hurley Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to any student pursuing a career in cosmetology. ALL and ANY types of students may apply for a Molly Hurley Memorial Scholarship.
ERIC PARDALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP | MAY 9, 2022
The Eric Pardall Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship fund of North Lee Community Foundation and the Keokuk Area County Community Foundation. Every year, The Eric Pardall Memorial Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors, college students, continuing education students and students pursing a new career. The student MUST BE PURSING STUDIES in agriculture, automotive/diesel repair, construction, engineering, healthcare/medical/nursing or any trade.
LEADERS OF SOUTHEAST FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Leaders of Southeast Iowa Foundation Scholarship was established for graduating seniors from any Lee County, Hancock County, or Clark County High School. The student must be as a resident of Lee County, Hancock County or Clark County. Students must be in the Top 25% of their graduating class at their high school. A Leaders of Southeast Iowa Foundation Scholarship recipient(s) must attend or be enrolled in an Iowa, Illinois or Missouri college or university upon high school graduation. The scholarship award is $1,000.00.
2023 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. 2023 Endow Iowa Tax Credits are already being processed. To ensure you receive an 2023 credit, please consider giving to the Keokuk Area Community Foundation by April 1, 2022.