Our Funds

The Fort Dodge Community Foundation is an independent, tax exempt public charity that enables people with philanthropic interests to support causes they care about in Fort Dodge, Webster County and North Central Iowa. The Fort Dodge Community Foundation creates long-term assets and make grants to better our community and improve its quality of life. The Board of Directors is committed to nurturing, protecting and growing our funds, all with the goal of improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.

The Fort Dodge Community Foundation develops lasting legacies for community-minded citizens through funds that are designed to support the charitable goals of the donor. From these funds, grants are made in support of a wide-range of charitable causes and non-profit organizations that address a broad scope of current and long-term community needs.

The Fort Dodge Community Foundation offers great value to charitably inclined citizens because it offers flexibility that allows them to respond to their own charitable interests and goals. The Fort Dodge Community Foundation accepts charitable gifts of various sizes and types from individuals, local corporations, other foundations and government agencies. It also designs giving plans for donors that provide them with tax advantaged benefits and the opportunity for their gifts to do the most good.

*Denotes endowed fund

DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS

Charles F. Foughty Charitable Fund*
Dale and Donna Decker Charitable Fund
Dale and Donna Decker Endowment Fund*
Decker Family Charitable Fund
Dr. Edward A. Miller Memorial Fund*
Ellen Flaherty Fund*
Emily Joy Averill Foundation Fund
Fort Dodge Ford Toyota Fund

Gift From India Fund
Jeff and Megan Bocken Charitable Fund
Jim and Nola Humes Family Fund*
John and Betty Haire Fund*

John and Judy Perkins Fund
John and Lin Simpson Charitable Fund
John and Lin Simpson Fund*
Judge Albert and Janet Habhab Fund*
Kamrath Charitable Fund
Merrill Family Endowment Fund*
Merrill Family Fund
Palmer Foundation Fund
Pendry Charitable Fund*
Tibbitts Family Foundation Fund
Tim and Kellie Guiderian Fund
Wilson Family Fund*
Woodruff Fund*

DESIGNATED FUNDS

Blanden Charitable Foundation Fund*
Calhoun County Endow Iowa Fund #1

Calhoun County Endow Iowa Fund #1
Cline 4-H Fund
Endow Iowa Endowment Fund
Endow Iowa Non-Endowment Fund
First Covenant Church Fund*
First Covenant Church Non-Endowed Fund

Fort Dodge Choral Society Fund
Fort Dodge Firefighters' Fund*
Fort Dodge Police Foundation Fund
Fort Dodge Public Library Foundation Fund*
Lady of Guadalupe Fund
Lizard Creek Water Trails Fund
Stage Door Productions Fund
Webster County 4-H Foundation Fund

BOARD DESIGNATED FUNDS

Community Foundation Fund
Gilbert and Nancy Stanek Fund*
Mary & Maurie Stark Endowment

AGENCY FUNDS

First Covenant Church Fund
Fort Dodge Community Rec Center Foundation Fund
Fort Dodge Fine Arts Fund
Fort Dodge Fine Arts Operations Fund
Fort Dodge Police Foundation Fund
Fort Dodge Public Library Foundation Fund*
Fort Museum Historical Foundation Fund
Friends of Conservation Fund
Harlan Rogers Sports Complex Fund
Keepers of the Land Fund*
O'Connell Scholarship Fund*
Stage Door Fund
Twin Lakes Restoration Association Fund
YWCA Fund*

FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS

Iowa Native Lands Fund* Widening the Stage Fund*

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

Charles F. Foughty Scholarship Fund
Duane Touney Memorial Scholarship Fund*
Emily Joy Averill Scholarship Fund
FDSH Class of 1958 Scholarship Fund*
Fort Dodge Community Foundation Scholarship Fund*
Ivan Metzger Memorial Scholarship Fund*
John and Lin Simpson Scholarship Fund
John and Margo Daniel Scholarship Fund*
Merill Family 5M Scholarship Fund
Tom and Norma Schmoker Scholarship Fund

MANAGED FUNDS

Blanden Memorial Art Museum Fund
D/SAOC Fund
Fort Dodge Betterment Foundation Fund
Fort Dodge Public Library Foundation Fund
Fort Dodge Community Rec Center Fund
Rufer Trust Fund

PROGRAM FUNDS

Bridging the Gap Fund
Children's Hope Chest Fund
Compassionate Friends Fund
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Fund
Humanitarian Fund
Little Free Libraries Fund
Prescriptions for Kids Fund
Wheels for Work Fund
YouthNet Fund

COMMUNITY PROJECT FUNDS

Alliance for Philanthropy Fund
Dayton Area Community Fund
Fort Dodge Community Fund
Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association Fund
Freedom Rock Fund
Frontier's Day Fund
Gowrie Development Fund
Grain Silo Mural Project Fund
Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance (GFDGA) Fund
GFDGA Fireworks Fund
GFDGA Holiday Decorations Fund
Historic Gateway Project Fund

Home Base Iowa Fund
ICCC Simulation Laboratory Fund
Iowa Great Places Fund
Joy of Reading Fund
Lizard Creek Fund
Manson Playground Fund
Market on Central Fund
Parks to People Fund
Prescriptions for Kids Fund
Pride in Community Appearance (PICA) Fund
RAGBRAI Fund
Webster County Trails Fund

UNRESTRICTED FUNDS

Community Fund
Endow Iowa Endowment Fund*
Fort Dodge Community Foundation & United Way Fund
Hammar Fund
Mary and Maurie Stark Endowment Fund*

CALHOUN COUNTY FAMILY OF FUNDS

Calhoun County Endowment Fund*
Calhoun County Pass Through Fund

Connie Betts Mills Scholarship Fund*
Southern Cal Schools Foundation Fund*