Building a stronger community
Give with confidence
By giving through the Community Foundation, you are assured that your contributions can only be used for the purposes intended. This means the Community Foundation has a legal and ethical responsibility to be the caretaker and administrator of the funds entrusted to it; Not only through the oversight of our current board of directors, but all future boards. Gifts to and through the Community Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The State of Iowa favors community foundations and has passed legislation allowing a 25% tax credit to donors of community foundation endowments.
Making a donation is easier than ever!
Making a donation to a fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine is easier than ever. Click here to make a donation by credit card. You will have an opportunity to designate the fund you are donating to prior to completing the transaction. Thanks for GIVING GREATER through the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine!
Your Community Foundation is:
- IRS designated as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, charitable nonprofit organization
- Accredited by the National Council of Foundations
- Confirmed in compliance by the National Standards Board for U.S. Community Foundations
- On the Iowa Register of Accountability
- Qualified by the State of Iowa Department of Economic Development
Be Our Partner
Make the Most of Your Charitable Contributions
When you give to the Community Foundation’s Partners in Philanthropy Program, you become our partner in providing programs and services to more than 100 area nonprofit organizations and thousands of Muscatine County residents each year. Your gift also provides flexibility for us to take on new opportunities and lead important initiatives.
Cares & Shares Endowment
Secure a Bright Future for Greater Muscatine
The Cares & Shares Endowment was created for those who care deeply about their community and are willing to share their good fortune to ensure its bright future. Large or small, all gifts come together for a tremendous annual impact.
This endowment fund is a permanent resource! Year in and year out, grants from earnings on investment go to address critical needs, enhance the quality of life and ensure the Community Foundation will continue to serve now, tomorrow and well into the future. It will always be directed by a local Board of Directors ensuring that your gift stays here to assist Muscatine County residents. One gift to the Cares & Shares Endowment lasts virtually forever! Donors to this fund receive special tax advantages through the Endow Iowa Tax Credit program.
Find a Fund
Designate Your Gift to the Cause You Care About Most
Hardworking volunteers and staff are the life blood of any nonprofit charitable organization. But they need your contributions to carry out their important work. Many of Muscatine’s nonprofits have funds within the Community Foundation allowing them to focus on their work while we provide administrative, financial and investment services. When contributing through the Community Foundation you can be assured that your gift will go for its intended use. Look over our list of endowment funds to find the causes you care about that qualify for the Endow Iowa Tax Credit. A list of all funds and their descriptions can be found at All Funds. Gifts to any of the funds within the Community Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Learn more about policies we follow to help you reach your charitable goals.