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

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.

2015 Endow Iowa Update

Each year, the Iowa Code {15E.305 (2)} authorizes $6 million for Endow Iowa Tax Credits.  For the first 5 months of 2015, Endow Iowa has already distributed $2 million in tax credits and presently over 700 applications are now being processed for the remaining $4 million that Endow Iowa plans to distribute in 2015.

If you are considering a charitable contribution for an existing Endowment or Donor Advised Fund or you would like to establish a new permanent endowment or Donors Advised Fund in 2015 and receive the 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit, The Keokuk Area Community Foundation strongly recommends that you act as soon as possible to enable your Endow Iowa Tax Credit Application to be received yet in 2015. Click Here to download more information regarding The 2015 Endow Tax Credit.

2014 Keokuk Area Community Annual Report is Now Available!

Every year The Keokuk Area Community Foundation publishes its Annual Report to the Community. The Annual Report includes financial data, community program information, Grant Recipients of 2014, Keokuk Area Non-Profit Organization Spotlights and 2015 KACF Grant Information. To download a copy click on the banner on the right side of this page.

Leadercast Live 2015

The Greater Keokuk Young Professionals and The Keokuk Area Community Foundation sponsored Leadercast Live 2015 on May 8, 2015. Leadercast Live 2015 was a global leadership webinar featuring many different leaders in all types of professions. This year’s theme focused on bravery in leadership. ” The speakers featured were: Andy Stanley, Seth Godin, Rorke Denver, Malala Yousafzai, Rudy Giuliani, Bill McDermott, Ed Catmull, Aja Brown, and Peyton Manning. For more information about the Greater Keokuk Young Professionals click on the banner on the right side of this page to visit their Facebook page.