Funds Established in 2021

Donor-Advised Funds
Donor-Advised Funds allow donors to remain actively involved by making grant recommendations to causes they care about whenever it is convenient.   


Cindy and Elwood Garlock Fund
Ethan Domke and Mindy Olson Family Fund
Friends Helping Friends Foundation Fund
Geri and Joe Schmitt Giving Fund
Helen G. Nassif Foundation Fund
Philip and DeEtta Andersen Family Fund

Scholarship Funds
This fund type is used by donors to help students achieve their educational goals through scholarships. 


Shot at College - RSM Scholarship Fund

Agency Funds
Agency Funds provide nonprofit organizations with general operating support, stability during cyclical variances in income, and support for areas of high importance to the organization.


ASAC Endowment Challenge Fund
ASAC Quasi-Endowed Fund
Community Health Free Clinic Quasi-Endowed Fund III
Foundation 2 Endowment Fund
Foundation 2 Friends Fund
Gems of Hope Scholarship Fund
Howard Kucera Estate Endowment Fund
Iowa Humane Alliance Endowment Challenge Fund
Iowa Sister States Endowment Fund
Lucille Weisert Estate Fund
Red Cedar Chamber Music Endowment Challenge Fund

Designated Funds
Designated Funds are established by a donor to provide ongoing support for a specific nonprofit organization or purpose. The organization(s) the donor chooses will receive annual distributions from the fund.


ASAC McCort Family Fund
Big Brothers Big Sisters John and Lorene Rodriguez Fund
Big Brothers Big Sisters Kent and Polly Mattison Fund
Big Brothers Big Sisters Kevin and Courtney Jasper Fund
Big Brothers Big Sisters Larry and Jan Helling Fund
Big Brothers Big Sisters Robert and Tee Miller Family Fund
Cindy and Elwood Garlock United Way Fund
Cornell College Ingenuity Fund
CROpera Young Artist Program Fund
Don and Mary Thompson Orchestra Iowa Fund
Esther and Robert Armstrong Charitable Trust Metro YMCA Fund
Esther and Robert Armstrong Charitable Trust United Way Fund
GreatAmerica Employee Disaster Assistance Fund
John and Mary Ellen Bickel Family Cornell College Fund
John and Mary Ellen Bickel Family National Rivers Hall of Fame Fund
Leland and Peggy Smithson Orchestra Iowa Fund
Malcolm and Ruth Ann Peel Nonprofit Network Fund
Peoples Church Religious Leader Fund
Ruth Ann Peel Special Education Support Fund

Field of Interest Funds
This fund type allows donors to make contributions to specific areas of interest that have meaning to them. This may include support for multiple areas of interest, such as the environment, education, the arts or community development.

Community Endowment Funds
Donors can address the community’s greatest needs through these unrestricted funds. Created by visionary philanthropists who want to support the community beyond their lifetimes, these funds allow the Community Foundation to address community needs and opportunities as they emerge.