215 ENDOWMENTS | $16,623,795.87 IN ASSETS | $887,858,83 IN GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED IN 2022
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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.
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 June 30, 2023.
2023 PEGGY DICKEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The 2023 The Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship Application is open! The Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship was established for graduating seniors from any Keokuk Iowa High School or home-schooled equivalent. The student must be a resident of Keokuk Iowa. Students must be in the Top 25% of their graduating class at their Keokuk High School or display high academic achievement in their home-schooled program to qualify for the Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship. A Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship recipient (s) must attend or be enrolled in an Iowa College/University upon high school graduation or completion of home schooled equivalent. Scholarship deadline is March 31, 2023.
2023 MATTESON SCHOLARSHIP
The 2023 Matteson Scholarship Application is now open! 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. For more information go to mattesonscholarship.org. Scholarship deadline is April 25, 2023.
2023 ERIC PARDALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The 2023 Eric Pardall Memorial Scholarship Application is now open! 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 pursuing a new career. The student MUST BE PURSING STUDIES in agriculture, automotive/diesel repair, construction, engineering, healthcare/medical/nursing or any trade.
THE BONNIE AND CARL PFLUG NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
The Bonnie and Carl Pflug Nursing Scholarship awards scholarships to students pursuing a Nursing Degree or a Nurse Practitioner Degree from any accredited United States College or University. Bonnie and Carl Pflug Nursing Scholarship Recipients must be a graduate of a Lee County Iowa High School. Lee County Iowa High Schools include Central Lee High School, Keokuk High School, Fort Madison High School, or Holy Trinity High School. The Bonnie and Carl Pflug Nursing Scholarship opens on January 13, 2023. The 2023 Bonnie and Carl Pflug Nursing Scholarship Deadline is April 21, 2023.
MOLLY HURLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Molly Hurley Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the Molly Hurley Scholarship Committee and the Keokuk Area Community Foundation. The 2023 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. The 2023 Molly Hurley Memorial Scholarship could be worth up to $7,500.00. In the 2023 Molly Hurley Memorial Scholarship Application, you will be asked to provide contact information, community involvement and an essay. The 2023 Molly Hurley Scholarship Application will open on February 1, 2023. Deadline to complete the online application is May 8, 2023.
THE GERALDINE BOYD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Geraldine Boyd Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students pursuing a Nursing Degree or a Nurse Practitioner Degree from Southeastern Community College (SCC). The Geraldine Boyd Memorial Scholarship Fund opens on February 1, 2023. The 2023 Geraldine Boyd Memorial Scholarship Fund Deadline is April 28, 2023.