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Iowa Area Development Group Community Foundation (IADG CF) started in 2003 with only a dream and an unselfish vision for introducing and strengthening community based philanthropy throughout rural Iowa. Contributions from Iowa Area Development Group sponsors, gifts from individuals and grants from institutions provided important seed money to help IADG CF organize and get started.

IADG CF was particularly pleased to work with the Iowa Community Vitality Center (CVC) in helping establish their community philanthropy initiative. IADG CF assisted with the “Iowa Wealth Transfer Analysis” completed by the CVC and has participated annually in the Iowa Community Philanthropy Academy.

IADG CF was also actively involved in assisting the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Iowa State University Community Extension with public meetings and philanthropy training events. Our philanthropy work also included outreach and consultation with the Iowa Rural Development Council, Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center and the Iowa Council on Foundations.

IADG CF continues to play a leadership role in federal, state and local policy discussions regarding the role of foundations and philanthropy. The foundation has provided an invaluable contribution by helping rural communities and counties get started utilizing Iowa’s new community foundation incentives. IADG CF has partnered with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines (CFGDM) to advance the work of the Iowa Community Affiliate Network (Iowa C.A.N.).

Annual Report

Click here to view 2015 IADG CF Annual Report

The IADG CF Story

To learn more about the IADG CF story, grant making, gifts of honor and memory, and our contributors, click here

Officers & Directors

The following officers serve IADG CF:

  Rand Fisher, CEO, West Des Moines, Iowa
  Dennis Murdock, President, Marion, Iowa
  Ken Kuyper, Vice President, Humboldt, Iowa
  Bruce Nuzum, Treasurer, Des Moines, Iowa

The IADG CF Board of Directors also includes the following:

  Douglas Aeilts, Hannibal, Missouri
  Bill Farmer, Hinton, Iowa
  Donald Feldman, Greene, Iowa
  Paul Heineman, Ogden, Iowa
  David Hopkins, Bloomfield, Iowa
  Matt Washburn, Le Mars, Iowa

Contact Us

Iowa Area Development Group Community Foundation
2600 Grand Avenue, Suite 430
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: 515-223-4817
Toll Free: 800-888-4743
Fax: 515-223-5719

Contact the IADG staff today for assistance with your next project.