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Anamosa Community Foundation Fund

At a Glance

  • Ensuring a bright future for Anamosa
  • Established in 2004 by Anamosa citizens

About Us

History The Anamosa Community Foundation was established in 2004 by a group of Anamosa citizens. It is an endowment fund dedicated solely for the benefit of Anamosa. The mission of the fund is to provide a source of financial aid for special needs in the Anamosa community, as identified by nonprofit organizations in Anamosa. The Anamosa Community Foundation is a fund within the Jones County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. Grants The Anamosa Community Foundation Grant provides financial aid for special needs in the Anamosa community, as identified by nonprofit organizations in Anamosa. Only projects specifically for the community of Anamosa will be considered. Applications are available in July and due in August. 

Mission

To provide a source of financial aid for special needs in the community of Anamosa, as identified by nonprofit groups and organizations. 

Basic Information

Phone

319-462-3577

Address

P.O. Box 228 Anamosa, IA 52205

Director

Director Email

Success Story

In 2004, eight Anamosa couples discussed the need for a permanent source of funding for the special needs of their community. Those coffee-table discussions prompted them to pool their resources to form the Anamosa Community Foundation. Many of us have children who live outside of the state, says board member Charlene George. When they leave this community, the dollars they would have earned locally leave with them. We decided that we needed to do something to keep our resources here in Anamosa. Ten years later, the Anamosa Community Foundation joined the Jones County Community Foundation (JCCF), a new affiliate foundation of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. Since 2014, the Anamosa Community Foundation, now operating as a fund within JCCF, has granted more than $10,000 to support Anamosa nonprofits and its board of directors is composed of the original eight couples who give gifts of time, talent and treasure for the benefit of their community.  We've supported many more projects than we ever imagined we could when we started this foundation, says Board President Varlyn Fink. The mission of the Anamosa Community Foundation Fund is to provide a source of financial aid for special needs in the Anamosa community, as identified by nonprofit organizations in Anamosa. Anamosa is a wonderful place to live and raise a family, says Board Member Mary Ann Hamre. The Anamosa Community Foundation is a way for us to give back to a community that has given us so much.

Fund Details

Fund Name

Anamosa Community Foundation Fund

Year Founded

2013

Here for you. Sheila Kramer Tjaden Director of Affiliate Foundations sheila@dbqfoundation.org 563-588-2700

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