Get to Know Your Community Foundation
We are Community Builders. We work with donors, both businesses and individuals, who make contributions to the causes they care most about. We deploy capital by providing grants to support nonprofits, charitable activities, and scholarships in the community. And, we serve as a collaborator and connector to help address pressing community priorities, such as health, education, and housing.
The trust so many have in the Community Foundation is evident in the generosity of community donors and the continual growth of our assets as we surpassed $50 million in 2019. These assets serve to help our community thrive and grow today, and for many years in the future.
Established in 1999, the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine was among the first 100 to be confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. Today there are about 500 accredited community foundations in the United States. Our programs and services touch hundreds of charities and thousands of Muscatine County residents each year.
The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine actively works to improve the quality of life in Muscatine County through philanthropy.
To accomplish this mission we will:
- Build a substantial endowment to provide for community needs for generations to come
- Serve donors’ needs by providing flexible, convenient and cost-effective means to achieve charitable giving goals
- Educate the public about charitable giving strategies and encourage inclusion of charitable giving in wills
- Promote philanthropy in the service area
- Provide a neutral place for collaboration of community improvement initiatives
Programs & Services
We work with individuals, businesses and organizations to help them meet their charitable goals by forming, managing and administering funds. These funds directly impact area residents by addressing important needs and/or enhancing the quality of life in Muscatine County.
We also deliver additional programs to fill gaps where needs still exist, as well as unifying the nonprofit community helping to decrease duplication of effort and provide a greater collective impact.
For a more in-depth look at the programs and services of the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine and how they benefit you as well as the Muscatine community select Programs and Services.
Click HERE to view our 2019 Annual Report.
Click HERE to view our 990 tax form.
Your right to privacy is very important to us. We recognize that providing the Community Foundation with your personal information is an act of trust. Whether you donate online, register for an event, or simply view our
The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine has earned the trust of those we serve. We are accountable and transparent about our programs and finances and will make available for public inspection the last three years of its tax documents, including Internal Revenue Service Forms 990, 990-T (if applicable), and the Community Foundation’s application for tax exemption, IRS Form 1023. If the request for any of these documents is made in person, the requested documents will be provided within 10 days of the request, if possible. If the request is in writing (including e-mail), documents will be provided within 30 days of the request. The requester will be charged a reasonable fee for the cost of copying, plus postage.
Questions concerning documents should be addressed to either the President of the Board or the organization’s executive director.
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