Ankeny Community Foundation

Ankeny Community Foundation

Dream big for Ankeny's future.


Formed in 2012, the Ankeny Community Foundation is a local organization with deep roots in the community.

The Ankeny Community Foundation connects donors, nonprofit organizations, professional advisors, community leaders and other partners to inspire charitable giving and improve the quality of life of Ankeny



410 W. 1st Street
Ankeny, Iowa 50023



Your contributions help the Ankeny Community Foundation make Ankeny a great place to live for future generations!

If you would like to contribute, click the "Donate" button below where you can enter any amount you choose. (All major credit cards accepted.)




Our mission is that the Ankeny Community Foundation is committed to be responsible to provide our community an opportunity to create a legacy.

  • Your donations directly impact Ankeny.

  • Making donations to the Community Foundation secures the future of Ankeny—we’re creating the basis for future growth through private funding.

  • You can donate to things that you care the most about.

  • Experience maximum tax advantages under state and federal law, including access to Endow Iowa Tax Credits, a 25% state tax credit in addition to normal federal deductions for certain charitable gifts.

  • We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants.


Board of Directors






Gina Rooney



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Doug Ripley


Julie Todtz


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Pat Quinlin 


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Doug beech



What We Do

The Ankeny Community Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity serving thousands of people who share a common interest—improving the quality of life in their region and beyond.

With the help of individuals, families, businesses, and organizations, we create charitable funds that help meet local and national challenges.

A community foundation receives charitable gifts, manages charitable assets and makes charitable grants. Community foundations offer several types of funds to help donors achieve their charitable goals and to meet community needs.

Community foundations offer donors many services and benefits. They work with families, individuals, organizations and professional advisors to design gift plans that fit every economic situation, ensuring that donors receive the most from their philanthropy.


Current Affiliations

Ankeny Market & Pavilion

Ankeny Miracle League

Art for Ankeny



Giving to and through the Ankeny Community Foundation is an easy way to help support the community you love and where you live.

The Foundation is a tax-exempt, public charity that allows people to establish a fund or contribute to an already existing fund that will benefit non-profit organizations in the area, assuring that your charitable dollars are making an impact in the areas of greatest community need.

By giving through the Community Foundation, donors are also eligible to receive tax deductions and credits.


Make A Gift Now

Support the Community Foundation’s ongoing work by making a gift online to any of our funds. To make a donation fill out the donation form below. For your protection, our website is an SSL encrypted site.


Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program

Giving through the community foundation to the causes you care about is rewarding—in more ways than one. Your gift creates lasting change in the community, and the Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program offers you generous tax incentives to make it easier for you to give more for less.

Since 2003, more than $115 million has been invested in community foundations through Endow Iowa, improving residents’ lives both now and for years to come.

How does the Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program work?

The program provides state income tax credits to individuals, businesses, or financial institutions that donate money to a permanent endowment fund at a community foundation that meets national standards, like the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

The tax credit is for 25% of the amount of the donation, up to a maximum amount of $300,000 credit per taxpayer for a gift of $1,200,000, or $600,000 in tax credits per couple for a gift of $2,400,000 if both are Iowa taxpayers, in addition to the normal federal tax deduction for charitable gifts. All qualified donors can carry forward the tax credit for up to five years after the year the donation was made.


How Can Endow Iowa Help You?

  • Amount of Gift = $10,000
  • Endow Iowa Tax Credit = $2,500*
  • Net Federal Deduction= $10,000**
  • Donor's Federal Tax Rate= 39.6%***
  • Federal Tax Savings = $3,960****
  • Total Tax Savings = $6,460
  • NET COST OF GIFT = $3,540*****
25% of the charitable gift made to a permanently endowed fund at a community foundation.
**The entire amount of the gift is deductible on federal taxes.
***Individual marginal tax rates vary.
****Assumes that individual taxpayer utilizes Schedule A (itemized deductions) on their federal return.
*****Gift appreciated securities and your net cost is even less.

Calculate your own gift with the Endow Iowa Tax Calculator.


Let's Chat

Do you have questions about the Ankeny Community Foundation? Would you like to know more about how to donate, which groups we are partnered with, applying for a grant, or serving on our board? Please contact us! We'd love to talk to you!

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