Types of Funds

There are a variety of funds that you can choose from when establishing your fund with the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend. Please contact us if you have questions about these funds. 

Gifts to endowed funds may be eligible for a 25% Iowa state tax credit through the Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program.

** Please review the fund information prior to submitting your online fund application. 

NOTE
- save as and rename a copy of the fillable pdf to your desktop before completing the form so you do not lose any information. Then save it again and email the application to development@cfgrb.org.

Type of Fund  Description   Benefits Example  Applications
Community Impact Fund Endowment

A permanent source of community capital granting to area nonprofits since 1964.

Fund establishment minimum: $10,000

You enable the Community Foundation to respond to high priority needs in the community as they arise.  Community Foundation of the Great River Bend Community Impact Fund Endowment Download PDF**
Friends of the Foundation Endowment

Supports the work of the Community Foundation throughout our region.

Fund establishment minimum: $10,000

You can be instrumental in ensuring the Community Foundation's role as a regional philanthropic resource and permanent conduit for good in your community. William and Kathryn Storm Endowment for the Community Foundation
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Field of Interest Endowment
Supports an area of interest without naming specific charities (i.e. education, art, youth, homelessness).
 
Fund establishment minimum: $10,000
You can provide endowed resources to improve the quality of life in your community by addressing needs in a specific area. As the needs of the community change, your fund will provide flexibility to meet those needs.

CFGRB Field of Interest Funds

Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund

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Donor Designated Endowment Supports one or more charities of your choice.

Fund establishment minimum: $10,000

You can create a permanent source of endowed support for your designated favorite charities. This fund allows you to endow your annual gifts.
The Lorraine Duncan Special Collections Endowment for the Davenport Public Library Download PDF**
Donor Advised Endowment

Enables you, your family, and successor generations to make grants to charitable causes you choose.

Fund establishment minimum: $10,000

You will have flexibility with this permanent endowment that will last for generations. Duncan J. Cameron Family Foundation Fund Download PDF**
Corporate Donor Advised Endowment
For a corporation looking to endow part or all of their charitable activities. 
 
Fund establishment minimum: $10,000
Your company's success is intertwined with the health and well-being of the community. This fund enables your company to support the causes most important to you and your employees. Russell Construction

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NonProfit Endowment A fund that creates a permanent revenue stream for a nonprofit organization.

Fund establishment minimum: $10,000

Your nonprofit organization can demonstrate fiscal responsibility by planning for a secure financial future with an endowment. In lean years, this fund will provide a reliable source of income while in other years it can help enhance and expand programs and services.   German American Heritage Center Endowment

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Scholarship Endowment

Administered by the Community Foundation or a designated school.

Fund establishment minimum: $10,000 (school managed) OR $25,000 (Community Foundation managed)

Allows you to support students on their path to success. If your fund is administered by the Community Foundation, we will review applications and select recipients. If your fund is administered by the school, a committee within the school will review the applications and select the recipients.

Download a PDF guide to assist you in maximizing the impact of your scholarship gift so you can help students meet the challenges of completing their education.

Jayne Lee Andreesen Memorial Scholarship

Don E. and Charlotte Williams Scholarship
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Acorn Endowment

A fund that allows donors of all means to start and grow their own endowment.

Fund establishment minimum: depends on type of fund at maturity

You can create your own endowment and grow it according to your financial ability. You have five years to grow the fund to the fund minimum, when it "matures" and becomes a functioning endowment. Al and Becky Zwilling Family Fund

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Non-Endowed Donor Advised Fund

Enables you and your family to make grants to charitable causes you choose.

Fund establishment minimum: $10,000

You can conveniently manage your annual charitable giving through one non-endowed fund that is fully expendable.

The Sue Stolze Charitable Giving Fund

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