Impact across our region.
A regional approach to addressing complex challenges.
Our eight affiliate foundations represent our commitment to working together as one region of interconnected communities.
As a region, we rely on one another for resources like jobs, child care and health care – so individual communities’ successes and challenges ripple throughout our seven-county area.
Find out more about our regional work.
We bring together leaders from our seven-county area to strengthen relationships, share ideas and address common challenges.
Leading with confidence.
Shared challenges and solutions
We envision that through our Regional Roundtable network, leaders will have the knowledge, relationships and resources necessary to improve the quality of life for everyone in our rural communities.
Models that work
Our affiliates address complex social challenges, from academic achievement to economic opportunity. Working together, we learn from one another and develop best practices for tackling our shared challenges. With support from our staff, our affiliates have launched local initiatives supporting youth, families and communities.Our initiatives
The power of endowment
With over 600 endowment funds that support quality of life and basic needs in communities across our region, our affiliates are able to offer donors the generous Endow Iowa 25% state tax credit.Endow Iowa
An equitable, inclusive region
The Rural Equity Network was created to strengthen collaboration within and between our affiliates and community partners by exploring topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion to build informed and equitable rural communities.Learn more
Through endowment funds, proven models, resources and professional support, our affiliates can lead community initiatives with confidence.
Making grants to support the region's greatest needs.
We are committed to strengthening our communities through philanthropy. Local leaders know how this support can best impact their communities.
Affiliate Financial Breakdown
Total Grant Amount Awarded Region-Wide Since 2002.
Grants Awarded Region-Wide Since 2002.