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Current Partners

Monona County Community Partners Foundation

The Monona County Community Partners Foundation (MCCPF) is a charitable foundation created by and for the people of Monona County to receive gifts from individuals, families, corporations, private foundations, and governmental agencies. These gifts are carefully invested and the income from endowments is used to make grants to public charities that best meet the needs in the county.

MISSION: The mission of the Monona County Community Partners Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations in the communities it serves by linking philanthropic leadership and charitable resources with needs and opportunities in the county.

 Premier Partners - $50,000+

Iowa Student Loan

Iowa Student Loan is all about your success.

Established in 1979 as a private, nonprofit corporation, Iowa Student Loan helps Iowa students and families obtain the resources necessary to succeed in postsecondary education. To date, we have helped more than 392,500 students pay for college.

Iowa Student Loan provides scholarships and programs for Iowa families, offers private student loans for students who have exhausted other sources of aid, and reinvests funds in programs to benefit students and borrowers.

 Executive Partners - $25,000+

Des Moines Area Community College

Today DMACC is Iowa's largest and most diverse community college, serving a district that encompasses 6,560 square miles—11 percent of the land area of the state—and is home to 20 percent of Iowa's population. 

Since DMACC's founding in 1966, the courses, locations, technologies and facilities have all changed, yet DMACC has remained true to its founding purpose: maintaining relationships that continue to help connect students of all ages, backgrounds, interests and abilities with the life-improving power of education.

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation improves the quality of life in Linn County, Iowa by promoting charitable giving; connecting donors to the causes they care about; strengthening nonprofits through grants and support; and providing leadership on community issues that involve charitable giving. The Community Foundation is a public, nonprofit organization with over $140 million in assets and over 900 different charitable funds.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

DSM USA is the regional identifier for Greater Des Moines (DSM). DSM USA is a bold statement to the world: This is a welcoming, diverse and vibrant community with affordable and accessible amenities for residents and businesses. This regional identifier is the result of significant quantitative and qualitative research.

The Partnership will champion the DSM USA message, and encourages its Investors, its more than 6,100 Regional Business Members, 320+ Investors and DSM USA Ambassadors to help share the region’s story with one voice. 


A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle
Hy-Vee is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Its slogan, "A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle," expresses the foundation of the company's operating philosophy.

Kirkwood Community College

For five decades we have provided higher education to three generations of students. Although we have evolved, we remain true to our promise of identifying community needs; providing accessible quality education and training; and promoting opportunities for lifelong learning.

University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities with 33,334 students from 114 countries and all 50 states. Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City.

A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, UI is home to one of the largest and most acclaimed medical centers in the country, as well as the famous Iowa Writers' Workshop.

 Platinum Partners - $10,000+


ACT is a mission-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. We are trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. While millions of individuals take the ACT test each year, that's just one aspect of our work. From elementary school through career, ACT offers individuals a uniquely integrated set of solutions designed to provide personalized insights throughout their life.

Hawkeye Community College

The mission of Hawkeye Community College is a globally informed community of successful lifelong learners.

Iowa Farm Bureau

Sometimes our name throws people. Yes, Iowa Farm Bureau works for Iowa’s farm families, but our work reaches well beyond the farm – benefiting Iowans in all walks of life.

It’s always been that way, ever since Iowa Farm Bureau was started in 1918. Back then farmers, teachers, bankers, chamber of commerce officials, and other community leaders joined forces to support a way of life and an economic driver that benefited them all: agriculture.

Though a lot has changed over past century, we remain committed to the people, progress, and pride of Iowa. We cherish and represent the values Iowans embody: dedication to hard work, passion for the land, and character rooted in faith and family.

In 2018, Iowa Farm Bureau celebrates its centennial year! We remain a statewide, grassroots farm organization dedicated to our mission of creating a vibrant future for agriculture, farm families, and their communities. With 100 offices in 99 Iowa counties (Pottawattamie has two),we’re your neighbors, making it possible for us to reach, respond to, and advocate for you, wherever you live in Iowa. See how we've worked to strengthen Iowa and agriculture for an entire century!  

Iowa Western Community College

Iowa Western Community College is a learning community committed to excellence in meeting educational needs and improving the quality of life through programs, partnerships and community involvement.

Zach Johnson Foundation

Kids who are behind in 4th grade in reading are four times more likely to drop out of high school and 13 times more likely to not graduate from high school on time. Kids who drop out of high school are ineligible for 90% of jobs in America. They are also  twice as  likely  to  abuse  drugs,  five  times  more likely to be involved in gangs and five times more likely to go to prison. Students attending the Kids on Course year-round program are six times more likely to be on grade level in reading compared to peers not in the program. Education is the ticket to breaking the cycle of poverty and having a life of opportunity.

We are based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at eight high poverty schools in the Cedar Rapids Community School District: Grant, Harrison and Van Buren Elementary Schools, Roosevelt and Wilson Middle Schools and Jefferson and Kennedy High Schools (high school expansion in fall 2018). 

Kids on Course provides tutoring, enrichment, parent engagement, summer learning and long-term mentoring. Our program begins with students in elementary schools and follows them throughout their educational career.

Northwestern College

Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.

That’s our heritage. That’s our mission.

St. Ambrose University

St. Ambrose University serves Undergraduate, Transfer, Graduate, Adult, and Online students. We provide a holistic experience for every student, because we know you’re not just seeking an education – you want an education plus so much more.

University of Northern Iowa

Welcome to UNI, where you'll have the advantages of a large university on a smaller, friendly campus. UNI students enjoy a friendly campus featuring 250+ clubs and organizations, a variety of campus living options, award-winning dining, NCAA Division I athletics, intramural sports, the arts and much more.

Western Iowa Tech Community College

As a comprehensive community college, our mission is to provide quality education and to economically enhance the communities we serve.

 Gold Partners - $5,000+

Black Hawk County Community Foundation

At CFNEIA, our mission is to inspire people and connect resources to enrich our communities. We strive to fulfill this mission every day.

Iowa State University

Iowa State University is a public, land-grant university, where students get a great academic start in learning communities and stay active in 800-plus student organizations, undergrad research, internships and study abroad. They learn from world-class scholars who are tackling some of the world's biggest challenges -- feeding the hungry, finding alternative fuels and advancing manufacturing.

Iowa's Building Trades Unions

When building a project, an owner wants it all. First of all, they want a competitive price; second, they want quality construction from a skilled workforce; third they want the project to be done on-time and on-budget, and finally they want to be happy with the work product when the project is finished. Only one-group can consistently meet these goals:union built Iowa master builders.

Regional Development Authority

The Regional Development Authority strategically funds initiatives to create a vibrant, inclusive, and growing community.

 Silver Partners - $2,500

Briar Cliff University

We are the Catholic, Franciscan learning place. Here, each person's dignity is appreciated and celebrated, providing a powerful sense of community and a place to pursue a private, liberal arts education that shapes more than your résumé — it shapes your character.

Jasper County Community Foundation

The Jasper Community Foundation was established in 1997 for the purpose of accepting tax-deductible bequests and gifts in the form of cash or property from individuals, corporations and other organizations that have an interest in improving the quality of life of people residing in Jasper County, Iowa. The foundation has broad, flexible purposes assisting arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health and human services, recreation areas and other high-impact community opportunities.

Mount Mercy University

Mount Mercy University, located in beautiful Cedar Rapids, Iowa, offers students a fulfilling education, promising people of all backgrounds solid preparation for a changing world. Our 1,800+ students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse and open-minded campus community.

North Star Community Credit Union

The mission of North Star Community Credit Union is to meet the financial needs of our members by providing competitive financial services, while maintaining the credit union's long-term stability and supporting the communities in which it serves.

Simpson College

Founded in 1860, Simpson has prepared generations of students for successful careers, graduate schools or service work. Our beautiful campus sits on 75 acres in Indianola, Iowa and offers the best of both worlds: a nurturing academic environment that’s close to the career, internship and entertainment options available in Iowa’s capital city.

 Bronze Partners - $1,000+

Ahlers & Cooney, PC

For over 125 years, Ahlers & Cooney has represented municipalities, educational institutions, and private entities.

Allamakee County Community Foundation

The Allamakee County Community Foundation (ACCF) was formed in 2005 as an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. The founding members of the organization had a vision to ensure that our community's charitable programs were supported now- and in the future. We work together with many individuals, families, business, and organizations to establish endowment funds that will provide grant awards for years to come.

Allen College

Allen College has a tradition of more than 90 years of excellence in healthcare education. Allen College students may enroll in the following degree programs: Associate of Science in Radiography, Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Doctor of Education in Health Professions Education degree programs. We are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Ascentra Credit Union

When you join Ascentra, you are not a customer you are a member – and you are treated as such. Unlike banks, we don’t answer to stockholders or investors, we answer to YOU. As a democratically controlled not-for-profit, each member of Ascentra Credit Union owns a share in the credit union. You’re the boss!

We put people before profits. And those profits, you ask? They go back to you, the member, in the form of lower interest rates on loans, higher returns on your deposits and lower fees.

Benton County Community Foundation

The Benton County Community Foundation is a local, nonprofit, charitable affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

Boone County Community Endowment

The Boone County Community Endowment is a charitable foundation created by and for local citizens to improve the quality of life right here in our communities. We are here to help donors make a positive, local impact by offering a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable giving goals and do good work in our communities that lasts forever.

Fayette County Community Foundation

The Fayette County Community Foundation is a local, nonprofit, charitable affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

Community Foundation of Louisa County

The Community Foundation of Louisa County is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine (our host.) Through this partnership, the Community Foundation of Louisa will continue to serve residents of Louisa County through our granting program and the development of new funds that benefit Louisa County. The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine will provide policy governance and administrative oversight for the affiliate including tax-deductibility for donors.

Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine

The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit that helps you invest in the organizations and causes you care about most. The Community Foundation manages 160 charitable funds and endowments with assets of over $15 million. These funds are established by individuals, families, businesses and organizations. Together with our donors, we fulfill our mission to strengthen Muscatine County through philanthropy.

Jefferson County Community Foundation

So that all people of Jefferson County thrive, Jefferson Community Foundationbuilds a caring and connected community - both now and for future generations - through engaged philanthropy.

Indian Hills Community College

Indian Hills Community College changes lives by inspiring learning, diversity, social enrichment, and regional economic advancement.

Iowa Bankers Association

Throughout its history, the Iowa Bankers Association (IBA) has dedicated itself to serving Iowa banks and their employees. At its formation, the primary purpose of the organization was to provide representation of Iowa banks before the legislature and to provide an organization where individual bankers could gather and exchange ideas on the business of banking. Never straying from the original purpose, the IBA continues to look for ways to serve bankers through learning opportunities, legislative and regulatory representation, industry communications, forums for peer communication and enhancement of the image of banking.

Kossuth County Community Foundation

The Kossuth County Community Foundation is a local, nonprofit, charitable affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

Linn Area Credit Union

Linn Area Credit Union is a not-for-profit, full-service financial organization with branches in Cedar Rapids and Marion, Iowa. We are very much a local organization — our employees are your neighbors, and our kids go to the same school.

Luther College

Located in the vibrant town of Decorah in northeastern Iowa, Luther is an undergraduate liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA).

Mitchell & Howard County Fund - Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

The Howard County Community Foundation is a local, nonprofit, charitable affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

Shiloh University

Shiloh University is an accredited online Christian university that trains church leaders, pastors, Bible teachers, and lay ministries. The University provides graduate and undergraduate degree programs with a Christian worldview as their foundation.

University of Dubuque

The University of Dubuque is a professional university offering undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary programs.

University of South Dakota

We're USD - the state's flagship university: The big-time university with a small-college feel. We're memorable mentors and lifelong friends. We're world-class academics and out-of-class opportunities. We're innovative technology and long-standing tradition. We're your university. We are South Dakota.


VisionBank is dedicated to creating meaningful relationships with customers and helping each of our market communities be the best that it can be.

Wartburg College

Wartburg is a selective liberal arts college of the Lutheran church (ELCA) and internationally recognized for community engagement. Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning.

Winnebago County Community Foundation

The Winnebago County Community Foundation is a local, nonprofit, charitable affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

 Fellow Partners - $750

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn't do any of it without you.

Emmet County Community Foundation

The Emmet County Community Foundation is a local, nonprofit, charitable affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

Truman State University

Truman State University, Missouri’s highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university, offers exceptionally high-quality academic programs that cultivate creative, socially responsible leaders and engaged world citizens.

William Penn University

William Penn University provides the opportunity for an educational experience with a focus on leadership, technology, and the Quaker principles of simplicity, peace-making, integrity, community, and equality.

 Associate Partners - $500

Bankers Trust

Our tradition is one of strength, progress, local ownership, and support for individuals and the community -  this is a tradition we pledge to maintain.

If you've already entrusted us with your business, thank you. If you are considering Bankers Trust, we look forward to also providing you exemplary products, expertise, and a level of customer service that's second to none.

You can be confident with your decision to do business with Bankers Trust.  We can be reached using our toll-free line, our website, or our 24-hour, 7-day Easy Access automated line.  However you reach us, we appreciate the opportunity to serve your financial needs.

Buena Vista University

We prepare students for lifelong success through transformational academic, professional and co-curricular programs.

Cornell College

Cornell College has been changing lives and changing educational norms since 1853.

Located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, Cornell was the first college west of the Mississippi to grant women the same rights and privileges as men, and, in 1858, to award a degree to a woman.

In 1978 Cornell faculty adopted the One Course At A Time curriculum, transforming the way teaching and learning happen at Cornell. With the 1996 publication of Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives, Cornell’s life-changing education was formally recognized. Cornell continues to be recognized with each new edition.

Ellsworth Community College

At ECC it's all about you ... easy application process, generous scholarships, beautiful campus, friendly staff, small class sizes, quality academic programs, internships, and more. And our student success rate (graduation + transfer) is one of the highest in the nation! You'll love it here!

Grand View University

Founded more than 100 years ago in 1896, Grand View offers a high-quality education to a diverse student body in a career-oriented, liberal arts-grounded curriculum in Des Moines, Iowa, a metropolitan area of more than half a million people. Grand View offers bachelor's and master's degrees, and welcomes traditional students and adult learners representing a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds. 

At Grand View, students find a winning combination of high-quality programs, experienced professors, and caring individuals. With approximately 2,000 students (around 1,650 full time), an average class size of 16, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1, students get to know their professors and other students well. They learn independence and seek responsibility in Grand View's educational environment.

Learning is an interactive process at Grand View—students engage in lively discussions, work on real-world projects, and participate in career-related work experiences. Grand View welcomes and supports students from all walks of life, geographies, religions and ethnicities.

Green Belt Bank & Trust

At Green Belt Bank & Trust, we consider it a privilege to serve the financial needs of our customers. As a locally owned community bank, we take great pride in offering you a complete menu of banking, insurance, real estate and investment products and services.

Grundy County Community Foundation

The Grundy County Community Foundation is a local, nonprofit, charitable affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling

Iowa ACAC is proud of its partnerships with high school counselors, AEAs, and other professionals who work to assist Iowa students and maintain Iowa's reputation as a leader in education.

Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

The Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is a dynamic organization serving practitioners, users, and providers of student financial aid programs serving individuals who seek postsecondary educations, while fostering and promoting sound statements of financial aid.

Iowa Lakes Community College

You select the career you want when you attend Iowa Lakes Community College!

One of Iowa’s premier community colleges, the faculty and staff at Iowa Lakes recognize learning is lifelong. Continuing education is an emphasis of the college. General interest courses are available to adults and older learners.

Customized training is specifically designed for area businesses and industry. Training can be provided at the business or at Iowa Lakes – all on a schedule convenient to the business and employees.  In addition, the college has developed numerous partnerships with area economic development groups.

Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA)

The mission of the Iowa School Counselor Association is to advance the academic, career and social-emotional development of all students through excellence in professional school counseling.

LincolnWay Community Foundation

LincolnWay Community Foundation assists in charitable projects and programs that contribute to the quality of life in rural Clinton County, Iowa. The Foundation provides grants, scholarships, tax benefits and administration services to organization churches, schools and individuals with charitable intent in the following areas: Calamus, Charlotte, Delmar, DeWitt, Goose Lake, Grand Mound, Lost Nation, Low Moor, Welton and Wheatland.

Morningside College

Since 1894, we’ve been helping students become flexible, confident thinkers in an increasingly fast-paced world.

And with our focus on cultivating a passion for lifelong learning, a dedication to ethical leadership, and a desire for civic responsibility in each of our students, both the U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review have ranked us as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the Midwest every year over the past decade.

Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University focuses on student success - every student, every day.

Wright County Charitable Foundation

Wright County Economic Development is an official department of Wright County, Iowa. Created in 1987, the original Wright County Economic Development Commission was initiated to address the need for agricultural, manufacturing, commercial, housing, and workforce expansion.

Security Savings Bank - Gowrie

At Security Savings Bank we appreciate your business, and treat you accordingly. When you bank with us, you’ll develop relationships with the people who work here.  You’ll be able to contact people directly and get answers when you need them without navigating a frustrating automated phone system only to reach a dead end.

At Security Savings Bank, we bring together the best of both worlds – outstanding personal service, along with the convenience and security of modern banking technology. The difference at Security Savings Bank is that our people are your frontline contact, and technology is used to support them.

Availa Bank

Our name says it all. We’re available. Available 24/7 with the convenience of electronic banking. Available with friendly professionals who can answer your questions. Available to help your business grow, to turn your dream of home ownership into reality, to help ag customers keep a family tradition growing. We’re available to make decisions right here in the communities we serve. Speaking of communities, we’re most proud to be available to improve the quality of life throughout the area. That quite simply is why we’re called Availa Bank, and why we’re here for you.

* Availa Bank is the new name for Carroll County State Bank, CSBank and Council Bluffs Savings Bank. But that is all that has changed at these local institutions. The ownership, locations, people and products remain the same as does our commitment to be here for you.

Foundation for the Future of Delaware County

The Foundation for the Future of Delaware County (FFDC) was formed in 2005 as an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. The founding members of the organization had a vision to ensure that our community's charitable programs were supported now and in the future. We work together with many individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to establish endowment funds that will provide grant awards for years to come.

 Friend of ICAN - $100+

Alliant Energy

We partner with our customers and communities to solve problems, create opportunities and help make life better through our community grant and scholarship programs.


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

Humboldt Count Community Foundation

The Humboldt County Community Foundation (HCCF) exists to help concerned individuals mobilize charitable giving to support the betterment of Humboldt County communities and organizations.

Monroe County Iowa Community Foundation

The Monroe County, Iowa Community Foundation serves donors who wish to make an investment in our county or communities that will be carried out both during and beyond their lifetime. Its primary advantage is to assure donors the most lasting good in the most efficient way possible.

North Mahaska Community School District

The North Mahaska Community School District, located in New Sharon, Iowa, serves approximately 500 students from Preschool to 12th grade.


North Mahaska Community Schools will prepare students to be positive, productive citizens, with the passion and skills for lifelong learning.

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