A Personal Legacy of Giving

What is an endowment?

You have the opportunity to benefit the community forever with a permanent endowment.  Whether you contribute to your community foundation endowment or create a charitable fund through your community foundation, your gift is invested over time.  Earnings from the fund are used to make grants addressing community needs.  Your gift -- and all future earnings from your gift -- is a permanent source of community capital, helping do good work today and in the future.

Legacy and Stability

Donors who endow their gifts can make a difference in their community during their lifetime and, at the same time, provide a gift that lasts forever.  If you establish a donor advised fund, grants will continue to be made in the name of the fund your establish so that your charitable wished are preserved.  Leaders of a nonprofit organization may also look to the community foundation to hold their organization's endowment.  This may help them sustain good investment management and plan for the future. 

Expert Help

When donors or nonprofit organizations work through the Community Foundation of Osceola County to achieve their charitable goals, they benefit from the expertise of experienced local, community leadership and the expert staff of the Greater Des Moines Community Foundation.

A Highly Personal Approach

We offer a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals.  You are able to give cash, appreciated stocks, real estate, or other assets as approved by the Greater Des Moines Community Foundation.  Most charitable gifts qualify for maximum tax advantage under federal law.  For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your financial advisor.