Family Foundations



Private foundations are often established by individuals or organizations as part of a philanthropic plan. However, often they are not fully aware of the many challenges associated with managing such a foundation, which can diminish the joy of giving. 

Occasionally private foundations make the decision to close but still have the desire to carry out their philanthropic plan. By transferring funds to the Community Foundation individuals and organizations can be confident that their gift will continue to impact the region for years to come.

A few recent examples of private foundations that have closed and transferred their funds to the Community Foundation are the Amy Helpenstell Foundation and the Potter Family Foundation.

For questions, call our Development Team at 563-326-2840 or email 


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