The Grant Endowment Fund

In 2005, the Keokuk Area Community Foundation began awarding annual grants to local charities to establish new programs, to acquire new equipment, and to improve their facilities. Since then, we have made over $700,000 in grants to area non-profits  benefiting people in the Tri-State Area including southeast Iowa, west-central Illinois, and northeast Missouri. These grants have been in the areas of Education, Health, Human Services, Community Betterment and Arts & Culture. 

The Keokuk Area Community Foundation Board of Directors are deeply involved in the Tri-State Area, providing a valuable understanding of key needs of people in the area. Combining this understanding with our grant program, the Keokuk Area Community Foundation is uniquely positioned to respond to community needs.  

The Grant Endowment Fund Capital Campaign will provide a permanent source of funds to maintain and increase our annual grant program over the long term. Our capital campaign goal is to raise at least $750,000 within 5 years.