Focusing on our Future Through Endowments.
A Component Fund of the Community Foundation Great River Bend


  • The Community Foundation North Lee County (CFNLC) was established in 2005.
  • CFNLC has approximately 85 funds within its family of funds, totaling $8 Million in assets.
  • CFNLC has awarded over $1 Million in grants since 2005.
  • CFNLC awarded $236,000 in 2014 to grants and scholarships.
  • CFNLC's largest donor was Rosie Menke, giving an estimated $2.6 Million.
  • CFNLC is advised by a 13 member Affiliate Advisory Board, all from North Lee County area.
  • CFNLC is a component fund of the Community Foundation Great River Bend (CFGRB), based in Bettendorf, Iowa.
  • Each year the funding available for grants is 4 1/2% of the endowment.
  • CFNLC awards in the areas of Arts/Culture, Comm. Dev., Education, Health/Human Ser., Youth Dev.., Religious, and Scholarships.


How it Works. By setting up a permanent endowment, your charitable gift can do more good than you ever thought possible.

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“When you get to the phase in your life when it’s time to return, the Community Foundation can help you return not only treasure, but also some of your time and talent to the community.”

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Did You Know?

The Teens for Tomorrow youth philanthropy program has given local students the opportunity to grant more than $70,000 to the community since the program's inception in 2002.
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