Top Giving Foundations: IA

Foundations have far-ranging interests. With some research, you’ll find one that's a “fit” for your work.

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They’re prescreened: they have a staff, issue RFPs, or otherwise indicate interest in receiving grant proposals. Some foundations are omitted, even though they award large grants, because they don’t accept unsolicited grant proposals. We list up to forty foundations for each state.

Foundation Name Total Annual Giving
The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines $27,973,765
Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust $15,412,815
Iowa West Foundation $14,184,381
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation $7,909,805
The Fred Maytag Family Foundation $6,289,997
The Principal Financial Group Foundation $6,000,000
The Hall-Perrine Foundation, Inc. $5,861,161
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque $5,719,117
Community Foundation of the Great River Bend $5,696,343
Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa $5,431,863
John Ruan Foundation Trust $4,559,650
The Wellmark Foundation $3,892,064
Community Foundation of Jackson County $3,267,685
The John K. and Luise V. Hanson Foundation $2,983,255
Harold R. Bechtel Charitable Trust $2,032,000
Marie H. Bechtel Charitable Trust $1,915,000
Siouxland Community Foundation $1,894,873
R. J. McElroy Trust $1,851,451
Meredith Corporation Foundation $1,755,915
Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Way $1,730,305
EMC Insurance Foundation $1,596,717
Community Foundation of Johnson County, Iowa $1,528,533
Vermeer Charitable Foundation, Inc. $1,503,805
Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation $1,481,408
Pella Rolscreen Foundation $1,363,588
The Greater Jefferson County Foundation $1,327,371
Martha Ellen Tye Foundation $1,317,819
The Max and Helen Guernsey Charitable Foundation $1,313,675
South Central Iowa Community Foundation $1,274,401
HNI Charitable Foundation $1,086,283
United Fire Group Foundation $982,960
Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine $825,500
Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation $703,628
Peter H. and Lucille Gaass Kuyper Foundation $691,687
The Vogel Foundation $608,129
Mansfield Charitable Foundation $602,074
Mid-Iowa Health Foundation $578,276
Lee Foundation $496,546
Young Family Foundation of Waterloo, Iowa $427,000
Athene Charitable Foundation $417,062