Established in October 2004, The Keokuk Area Community Foundation (KACF) is a 501 C (3) Charitable Foundation which receives gifts, grants and contributions from charitable individuals, families, businesses, and corporations. These charitable gifts are used to establish permanent Endowments, foster leadership, assist Keokuk Area Non-Profit Organizations and strengthen communities in Southeast Iowa, Western Illinois, and Northeast Missouri.

KACF News/Events

KACF Grant Application Update

It has been a record year for Grant Application submissions. The KACF Grant Reviewers are reading the applications and the KACF Grant Committee will make their selections in the next couple of weeks.  2015 Grant Recipients will be contacted by phone during the week of November 9-13 2015.  Expect a Grant Reception for early December. Thanks to all organizations who sent their applications this year!

Lee County Youth Services, Inc. Grant Application

Lee County Youth Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the fifth year of its organizational services grants for fall of 2015. Lee County Youth Services, Inc. (LCYS) is a non-profit organization led by a volunteer board of directors from Lee County, Iowa. Lee County Youth Services are committed to funding programs of social responsibility and community involvement/education for youth. Local nonprofit organizations who serve the youth of Lee County Iowa are invited to submit applications for grants of up to $5,000 each for funds which will be awarded late fall of 2015. The LCYS Agency Endowment at the Keokuk Area Community Foundation allows this LCYS to distribute grants to other non-profit organizations with the purpose to assist youth in need and those who serve them. The 2015 Lee County Youth Services Grant Application deadline is October 1, 2015. Applications may be downloaded by clicking the Lee County Youth Services. Inc. Grant Application banner on the right of this page.

The Community: Summer 2015 is Now Available!

Check out Volume 3-Summer 2015 of The Community (The Community is the Newsletter of the Keokuk Area Community Foundation. The Community is published by KACF twice a year: in the summer and fall). This Summer 2015 edition features information regarding The KPLAY Fund, The Lee County Charitable Fund’s 2015 Grant Recipients, 2015 KACF Grant Deadlines, Leadercast Live 2015, WAYS TO GIVE: The Memorial Fund, The Lee County SET Application and news from the Iowa Council of Community Foundations. View the Summer 2015 edition of The Community by clicking on the banner on the right of this page.

 2015 Keokuk Area Community Foundation Grant Application

KACF is currently accepting 2015 Grant Applications. The 2015 Grant Recipients will be announced in the Fall of 2015. The deadline for 2015 Grant Application is August 31, 2015. Please read the 2015 KACF Charitable Interests and the 2015 Grant Guidelines before starting the 2015 Grant Application.


The Keokuk Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that The KPLAY Fund has been established as a new charitable fund at the Keokuk Area Community Foundation. Created in the Spring of 2015, The KPLAY Fund will assist The Keokuk Odd Fellows, The Keokuk Rotary Club and other community service groups, businesses, unions, and churches to raise funds for the purchase of new equipment for all children.