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This page allows you to make an online donation via credit card to a specific Keokuk Area Community Foundation Fund. All donations may be tax deductible and could be eligible for an 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit. All online donations are processed by Stripe and The Keokuk Area Community Foundation. To make an online donation, please click DONATE next to fund of your choosing. You will be re-directed to the Stripe payment page.

If you would like to mail your contribution, please mail to: The Keokuk Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 367, Keokuk, Iowa 52632. Please specify the fund or the purpose of your gift in memo section of your check. Make checks payable to The Keokuk Area Community Foundation. If you have any questions, please contact Philip Ricketts, Administrator, at 319.670.0207 or by email info@keokukfoundation.org.

Church of All Saints Endowment Fund

In the Church of All Saints, we are called to live the Good News in our own lives and in the community of faith in which we work. We are a Catholic Christian Family, members of the Body of Christ; called to celebrate the mission of Christ by participating in prayer, the Sacraments and the life of the parish. Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Church of All Saints Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation, will benefit the charitable activities of Church of All Saints including: the Loaves and Fishes ministry, Brown Bag Weekends, and the Giving Tree and Birthright programs.

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The Delbert and Edythe Barnes Scholarship Fund

The Delbert and Edythe Barnes Scholarship Fund was established for students who have graduated or will be graduating (those attending their senior year of high school) from any Lee County, Hancock County or Clark County School District. General Education Diploma (GED) students are also eligible to apply for The Delbert and Edythe Barnes Memorial Scholarship. Scholarship recipients must attend or be enrolled at Southeastern Community College with the intention of matriculating and receiving a degree as noted in the current edition of the College Handbook in the area of the Construction & Manufacturing.

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Eddie Conn Keokuk Community Schools Music Fund
Your gift to The Eddie Conn Keokuk Community Schools Music Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation supports music programs at throughout The Keokuk Community School District.

Donate to The Eddie Conn Memorial Fund

FOKAS (Friends of Keokuk Animals) Fund
Established by the late George and Barbara Norman, The FOKAS (Friends of Keokuk Animals) Fund helps Keokuk families pay for the spay or neuter services from three Keokuk veterinarian services. Your Endow Iowa eligible gift will continue to support FOKAS.

Donate to The FOKAS (Friends of Keokuk Animals) Fund

Fund for Nora
Communities come together in giving. As a Community Foundation, it is our job to give, honor, assist, and support the people in our communities. It is our mission to preserve the historical and cultural landmarks that bring our communities together. Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk is a landmark of historical significance and a place for community healing. For years, the road conditions of Oakland Cemetery have been in disarray. In the Fall of 2019, The Fund for Nora was established at The Keokuk Area Community Foundation to rebuild and help preserve Oakland Cemetery. The Hickey and Azinger Families created the Fund for Nora to rebuild the roads around the burial plot of Nora Azinger, who passed away in 2019. Seeing that Oakland Cemetery needed additional road rebuilding, The Hickey and Azinger Families asked The City Keokuk to also commit to more funding. The City of Keokuk provided $50,000 to Hickey Construction to fix more roads. The combination of the establishment of the Fund of Nora and commitment of City of Keokuk brought the community together in giving. Construction began on the roads of Elm Street and Keokuk Avenue near the back entrance of Oakland Cemetery. Seven inches of reinforced concrete was used to repair the roads. These roads are significant because funeral processions traveled on them but stopped due to the poor conditions. The rebuilding and preservation of the roads of Oakland Cemetery will be an ongoing project for many years. 100% of proceeds of the Fund for Nora will be used for the project.

Donate to The Fund for Nora

God’s Way Christian Center Fund
Established by the late George and Barbara Norman, The God’s Way Christian Center Fund supports the low-income food programs of God’s Way Christian Center in Keokuk, Iowa. Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The God’s Way Christian Center Fund will continue to support the ministry of God’s Way Christian Center.

Donate to The God's Way Christian Center Fund

Grand Theatre Corporate Foundation Endowment
The Grand Theatre is a live performance theater for the benefit of the Tri-State Area. Designed by Merle F. Baker, The Grand Theatre was constructed on the foundation of the Keokuk Opera House (c. 1880), which burned down in 1923. Modeled after theaters in Chicago, it was praised as one of the finest theaters in the country at the time. The Grand Theatre has housed many historically important performers over the years, including John Philip Sousa and Maynard Ferguson. In 1987, The Grand Theatre was purchased and donated to the City of Keokuk. The city council established a volunteer commission to operate The Grand Theatre. The commission still manages the theatre today, which has seen significant improvements in the last twenty years. Today The Grand Theatre is used for live performances, conventions and other events. Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Grand Theatre Corporate Foundation Endowment with The Keokuk Area Community will help benefit the arts and cultural activities of The Grand Theatre.

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Hoerner YMCA Endowment Fund
The Hoerner YMCA Endowment Fund supports the mission and programs of the Hoerner YMCA in Keokuk, Iowa. A Endow Iowa eligible gift to the Hoerner YMCA Endowment Fund contributes to Y sponsored community programs, youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Donate to The Hoerner YMCA Fund

Keokuk Area Hospital Foundation Endowment
Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Keokuk Area Hospital Foundation Endowment with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will help support Keokuk – UnityPoint Health’s mission to provide access to high quality healthcare for everyone, including the community’s most vulnerable populations.

Donate to The Keokuk Area Hospital Foundation Endowment

Keokuk Arts Center Endowment
Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Keokuk Arts Center Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will support the charitable activities of The Keokuk Arts Center and provide cultural and artistic opportunities for youth.

Donate to The Keokuk Arts Center Fund

Keokuk Catholic Schools Endowment
Proudly serving Keokuk for nearly 170 years, Keokuk Catholic Schools provides education from Preschool – to Fifth Grade. Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Keokuk Catholic Schools Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will support the general operations of Keokuk Catholic Schools.

Donate to The Keokuk Catholic Schools Fund

Keokuk Community School Foundation Fund
The Keokuk Community School Foundation Fund supports The Keokuk Community School District. The Keokuk Community School Foundation, is a not-for-profit organization chartered in 1990, was established to help meet the growing financial needs of the Keokuk Community School District. The Foundation is managed by a board of directors consisting of local volunteers, including liaison members from the School Board and the Administrative Team. Although not a requirement, a majority of board members are graduates of the Keokuk Community School system. The Keokuk Community School Foundation realizes that the best way for our children to flourish in the future is to give them the very best education available today. Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Keokuk Community School Foundation Fund will continue to support The Keokuk Community School Foundation.

Donate to The Keokuk Community School Foundation Fund

Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative Fund
Established in 2017, The Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative is a nonprofit organization that brings people and resources together to develop, preserve quality Keokuk neighborhoods, and increase the diversity and availability of housing in Keokuk, Iowa. The Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative is an innovative collaboration between the City of Keokuk, Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce and Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission. Your gift to the Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will support the mission of The Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative.

Donate to The Keokuk Neighborhood Initiative Fund

Keokuk Public Library Endowment
Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Keokuk Public Library Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will help support the charitable activities The Keokuk Public Library and the construction of Keokuk Public Library Park.

Donate to The Keokuk Public Library Fund

Keokuk Union Depot Foundation Endowment
The Keokuk Union Depot is an historic train station on the west bank of the Mississippi River near downtown Keokuk, Iowa, United States. It was built from 1890 to 1891, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. Established in 2012, The Keokuk Union Depot Foundation was created to preserve the historical The Keokuk Union Depot. Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Keokuk Union Depot Foundation Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation, will help support the preservation efforts of The Keokuk Union Depot Foundation.

Donate to The Keokuk Union Depot Fund

Lee County Charitable Fund Endowment
Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to the Lee County Charitable Fund Endowment with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation and The North Lee Community Foundation will be used to make grants to qualified nonprofit organizations benefit the citizens of Lee County, Iowa. This fund was established by The Lee County Charitable Fund to increase their ability to support important services and projects in Lee County.

Donate to The Lee County Charitable Fund

Lee County Youth Services, Inc. Endowment Fund
Lee County Youth Services, Inc., is a nonprofit organization led by a volunteer board of directors. The mission of Lee County Youth Services, Inc. is to provide opportunities and support for youth in need and those who serve them. Lee County Youth Services, Inc. is committed to a program of social responsibility and community involvement/education. Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Lee County Youth Services, Inc. Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will support grants and scholarships benefiting youth in Lee County, Iowa.

Donate to The Lee County Youth Services, Inc. Fund

Montrose Riverfront, Inc. Endowment
Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Montrose Riverfront, Inc. Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will help support The Montrose Riverfront Farmer’s Market.

Donate to The Montrose Riverfront, Inc. Fund

Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship was established by the Dickey Family for graduating seniors from any Keokuk Iowa High School or home-schooled equivalent student. The student must be a resident of Keokuk Iowa. A Peggy Dickey Memorial Scholarship recipient (s) must attend or be enrolled in an Iowa college or university upon high school graduation or completion of home schooled equivalent. Your gift supports scholarships for Keokuk students.

Donate to The Dickey Memorial Scholarship

Pilot Grove Savings Bank Grant Endowment Fund
Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to The Pilot Grove Savings Bank Grant Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community will be used to make grants to qualified nonprofit organizations benefit the citizens of Lee County, Hancock County and Clark County. This fund was established by Pilot Grove Savings Bank to increase their ability to support important services and projects in these counties.

Donate to The Pilot Grove Savings Bank Grant Fund

Three Rivers Conservation Foundation Endowment
Lee County Conservation manages 29 individual parks, wildlife areas, historic sites, and water recreation access points – encompassing some 2634 acres across Lee County, Iowa. The Three Rivers Conservation Foundation is the charitable nonprofit organization of Lee County Conservation. Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to the Three Rivers Conservation Foundation Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will benefit the charitable activities of the Three Rivers Conservation Foundation and the efforts of Lee County Conservation.

Donate to The Three Rivers Conservation Fund

Tri-State Fund
Your gift to the Tri-State Fund with The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will support projects and programs benefiting survivors of domestic violence, women, girls, and families in Lee County, Iowa.

Donate to The Tri-State Fund

Two Rivers Bank & Trust Grant Endowment Fund
Your Endow Iowa eligible gift to the Two Rivers Bank & Trust Grant Endowment Fund with The Keokuk Area Community will be used to make grants to qualified nonprofit organizations benefit the citizens of Lee County, Hancock County and Clark County. This fund was established by Two Rivers Bank & Trust to increase their ability to support important services and projects in these counties.

Donate to The Two Rivers Bank & Trust Grant Fund