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Part of the mission of the Keokuk Area Community Foundation is to strengthen local nonprofit organizations that contribute to improving the quality of life in our community. The Keokuk Area Community Foundation helps nonprofit organizations establish and build endowment funds to create sustainable funding.  


Here are all the Agency Funds the Keokuk Area Community Foundation hold in trust: 

  • Art Guild of Burlington Endowment Fund

  • Des Moines County Historical Society Endowment

  • Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation Agency Endowment

  • Fund for Hope Haven

  • Grand Theatre Endowment Fund

  • Holy Family Parish General Endowment

  • Iowa Arts, Culture and Education Fund

  • Keokuk Area Hospital Foundation Fund

  • Keokuk Arts Center Friends Fund

  • Keokuk Catholic Schools Endowment Friends Fund

  • Keokuk Community School Foundation Fund

  • Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative Fund

  • Keokuk Public Library Foundation Fund

  • Keokuk Union Depot Foundation Friends Fund

  • Keokuk Hoerner YMCA Endowment Fund

  • Lee County Charitable Endowment

  • Lee County Youth Services Agency Fund

  • Montrose Riverfront Inc. Endowment Fund

  • Soroptimist International of Fort Madison Endowment

  • Three Rivers Conservation Foundation Endowment Fund

  • Tri-State Fund


An Agency Fund can be established by a family or an individual to support their favorite local nonprofit organization. By establishing a Agency Fund, you are providing support for the organization forever. Partnering with the Keokuk Area Community Foundation allows nonprofits to invest in a larger pool of assets, which can lead to greater growth, greater income and lower investment fees. All gifts to the organization’s endowed fund are tax deductible and may benefit from the 25 percent state income tax credit through the Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program. Distributions from the fund are granted back to the agency to be used at the discretion of its governing board. 



Donations to the Agency Funds can qualify for the Endow Iowa Tax Credit. The Keokuk Area Community Foundation is a qualified community foundation that provides access to Endow Iowa Tax Credits. Endow Iowa allows taxpayers to receive a 25% Iowa tax credit, in addition to normal federal charitable income tax deductions, for gifts made to permanent endowment funds that benefit Iowa charitable causes. 

Philip Ricketts



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For more information on establishing an Agency Endowment, please contact us!

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