Funding Priorities

BandshellThe Fort Dodge Community Foundation provides donors with the flexibility of determining what program, service or cause they would like to support. From a broad perspective, the Fort Dodge Community Foundation supports a wide range of causes that improve the quality of life in Fort Dodge, Webster County and North Central Iowa. The funding priorities of the Fort Dodge Community Foundation include:

Social/Human Services

We support programs that help people in need of assistance for the basic necessities of life. These programs are focused on helping improve the living conditions of children, the disadvantaged, the disabled, the elderly and the poor in our community.

Economic Vitality

We support projects and initiatives that are focused on creating a vital and prosperous economy and attracting quality/higher paying jobs to our community and region.

Health, Healthy Lifestyles and Personal Well-Being

We support programs and services that improve the health and personal well-being of individuals, families and youth and advance personal wellness and healthy lifestyles.

Public Safety

We support projects and initiatives that help advance public safety by improving crime prevention and advancing programs that are focused on providing our community and county with a safe, crime-free environment.

Youth Development

We support programs that advance positive youth development and help build positive character traits and values in our youth to help them reach their full potential academically and socially, and as future citizens, parents, employees and leaders.

Recreation and Leisure

We support projects and programs that enhance recreational, entertainment and leisure opportunities in Fort Dodge, Webster County and North Central Iowa. This includes parks, trails, sports and recreational facilities, community events and entertainment venues.

Arts, Cultural and Historical Advancement

We support programs and activities that advance the historical and cultural heritage of our community, preserve our culture legacy and enhance learning and appreciation of the arts.

Environment and Beautification

We support projects and programs that help develop and sustain a clean, healthy and attractive environment where the air and water are clean and safe, litter is properly managed, natural resources are respected and nurtured, parks and other green spaces are embraced and the appearance of our community is enhanced.

Education and Lifelong Learning

We support lifelong learning for citizens and ensuring that all youth have the opportunity to receive a high quality education from quality preschool education through high school and continuing on for a lifetime of learning.

Emergency Needs

We support programs and services that help citizens and families when they are challenged with an emergency situation or a personal crisis and are in need of emergency assistance to help them sustain the basic necessities of life.

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