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About United Way

"Investing in Our Community Today, Tomorrow...Forever."

The Fort Dodge Community Foundation is an independent, 501(c)3 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 makes grants to better our community and improve its quality of life.

The Fort Dodge Community Foundation develops lasting legacies for community-minded citizens through funds that are designed to support the charitable goals of donors. 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 and community betterment opportunities.

Learning About and Celebrating our History and Culture

The Fort Dodge Community Foundation is putting the robust history of our community at our fingertips. This historical website highlights the robust history and rich culture of Fort Dodge and Webster County. Our community is blessed with a dynamic history, vibrant culture, rich traditions and interesting nostalgia. Understanding and appreciating the history of our community is important because it allows us to know our past, understand our present and shape our future.

Our history provides us with insight into our community’s culture, traditions and folklore. It details the progress and growth of our community and how it happened. Celebrating our history helps us gain greater appreciation and respect for the amazing leadership, commitment and sacrifice that early Fort Dodgers made to build and grow our community from its beginnings in 1850 through the decades that followed.

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