How to Give


Have you ever watched a happy five year old tossing pennies into a donation tin at a supermarket? Or seen an elderly couple in retirement making charitable distributions from an IRA? What about a family choosing to write a check to a local charity instead of exchanging birthday gifts? And even your neighborhood high school kids raising money for a student hunger drive?

There are many ways to give, and anyone can be a philanthropist. How do you give? Here at the Community Foundation, we have a staff of experts ready to help you and your family determine how and when you want to give.

Give to support current needs
Over a lifetime your charitable interests can change as well as how you choose to make your charitable gifts. The Community Foundation accepts gifts in a number of ways to accommodate your preference for giving. Our gift acceptance policy is availale on request by emailing

  • Give by Check: Checks made payable to the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend may be sent to CFGRB, 852 Middle Road, Suite 100, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722. Please write the name of the fund you wish to give to in the Memo line on your check.
  • Give Online: Gifts to funds administered by the Community Foundation can be made online using Donate Now. Your donation will appear on your credit card statement as a payment to "COMM FDN of the Great R" and are subjected to a processing fee. Once a donation is made a receipt will be e-mailed to you.
  • Give through Appreciated Stock: To gift shares of stock please contact or 563-326-2840 for transfer instructions. The Foundation must be aware of the type of stock and number of shares being gifted before the transaction can be made.
  • Give to Support Future Needs through Planned Giving: Visit the Gift Planning section of our website and Planned Gifts Calculator to learn more about how you can leave a legacy.
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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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