The ICoF strives to grow philanthropy in the state of Iowa and operates two initiatives to specifically support that work: the Iowa Community Foundations Initiative and the Youth Philanthropy Initiative.
The Iowa Community Foundations Initiative is a network of 130 community foundations and affiliate community foundations that work together to encourage community-based philanthropy in every corner of our state. Collectively, nearly 1,500 Iowans volunteer their time and energy in the community foundation movement. Home to one of the nation's most coveted philanthropic programs to support community foundation infrastructure, Iowa Community Foundations have used state programs (Endow Iowa and the County Endowment Fund Program) to leverage millions in permanent endowment funding.
The Youth Philanthropy Initiative works to connect and offer resources to youth grantmaking programs throughout the state, as well as to provide information and resources to grantmaking organizations with an interest in engaging youth in the decision-making process. If you are interested in learning more about youth philanthropy in Iowa, please contact the ICoF.