We strive to be a credible source of information for philanthropy in our state. We hope you find the following resources helpful. Please contact us if the ICoF can help answer specific questions related to philanthropy.
While the ICoF is able to provide limited resources to Iowa nonprofit organizations as an extension of our services for grantmakers, our focus is primarily on supporting and educating the funders themselves. As such, we do not make grants. We encourage grantseekers to learn more about potential funding by using:
Philanthropic and Nonprofit Partners
The Iowa Council of Foundations works with a variety of philanthropic and nonprofit partners statewide. Learn more about these partners below:
The following knowledge centers provide resources and interactive tools designed specifically for grantmaker learning. These tools were created by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.
Giving Circles Knowledge Center
Giving circles have emerged the last decade as a growing and significant philanthropic trend among donors of all wealth levels and backgrounds. Created by the United Philanthropy Forum, the Giving Circles Knowledge Center is full of useful information, resources, sample documents, and inspiration for starting and maintaining giving circles.
Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Knowledge Center
The Forum has a strategic focus on advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion in philanthropy by leveraging the power of our expanding nationwide network of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). Access this Knowledge Center to access resources and learn more.
Racial, Ethnic & Tribal Philanthropy Knowledge Center
Created by the United Philanthropy Forum, the Racial, Ethnic and Tribal Philanthropy Knowledge Center shares information, stories, profiles and how-to resources to support racial, ethnic, and tribal philanthropy.
Rural Philanthropy Knowledge Center
Created by the United Philanthropy Forum, the Rural Philanthropy Knowledge Center acknowledges that across America, rural communities face big challenges as economies change, populations shift, and government resources and subsidies dramatically decline. But rural residents are responding with resilience and innovation, harnessing hidden resources to create permanent assets for the future of their communities.