The University of Iowa

Greater Des Moines Community Foundation, The

Employer Identification Number (EIN) 


Contact Name 
Kristi Knous
Contact Title 
Telephone Number 
(515) 883-2626
Fax Number 
(515) 883-2630
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States

Grant Information

Application Deadline 

The foundation improves the quality of life for all by promoting charitable giving, connecting donors with causes they care about and providing leadership on important community issues. The organization initiates programs, coordinates resources, and supports organizations that enhance education, community betterment, arts and culture, health, and human services.

Sample Grants 

Above & Beyond Cancer Inc. $1,000; Adair Chamber of Commerce, Adair, $10,000; Addam C. Medina Foundation, $5,358; Aiming for a cure, Iowa City, $10,000; Albia Area Improvement Association, $12,000; All Cultures Equal, Inc., Webster City, $5,000; Altoona Youth Soccer, $10,000; Alzheimer's Association $2,500; American Cancer Society $5,000; American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Iowa, $5,000.

Application Information 

The Community Foundation has two competitive grant programs made possible by contributions to theĀ Better Together Fund: Leadership Grants and Capacity Building Grants.

Applications for these programs are available through our online web portal called Manage My Grants. Instructions are available at


Fred Hubbell (Chair)

Steve Lacy (Vice Chair)

Suku Radia (Secretary/Treasurer)

Grant Sizes: 
$25, $100,000


Date of latest financial data 
Jan 2016
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