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Endow Iowa Endowment

The Comfort Care and Family Support Endow Iowa Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines is designed to support the mission and vision of Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa and its community partner, HCI Care Services.

Together, the non-profit organizations provide comprehensive services from pre-conception to end of life.  Endow Iowa allows taxpayers to receive a 25% Iowa tax credit in addition to normal federal charitable income tax deductions for certain charitable gifts.

To make a gift to the Comfort Care and Family Support Endow Iowa Fund, contact Dan Raedeker at (515) 271-1309 or draedeker@hcifoundation.org.

How it works

  • A variety of gifts qualify for Endow Iowa Tax Credits including cash, real estate, appreciated securities and outright gifts of retirement assets.
  • Tax credits of 25% of the gifted amount are limited to $227,590 in tax credits per individual for a gift of $910,362 or $455,181 in tax credits per couple for a gift of $1,820,724 if both are Iowa taxpayers.
  • Eligible gifts will qualify for credits on a first-come/first-serve basis until the yearly appropriated limit is reached. If the current available Endow Iowa Tax Credits have been awarded, qualified donors will be eligible for the next year's Endow Iowa Tax Credits. The Community Foundation encourages donors to act early in the year to ensure they receive Endow Iowa credits.
  • All qualified donors can carry forward the tax credit for up to five years after the year the donation was made.
  • Endow Iowa Tax Credits allow donors to have even greater impact on their philanthropic interests in Greater Des Moines now and into the future.

We encourage you consult with tax advisors to review your individual circumstances.

Examples of tax savings

Cash Gift (examples of different amounts) $1,000 $10,000 $100,000
Less tax benefits
Net federal tax savings
(approximated assuming maximum tax bracket)
-$350 -$3,500 -$35,000
Endow Iowa Tax Credit
(before federal tax effect)
-$250 -$2,500 -$25,000
Net cost of contribution -$400 -$4,000 -$40,000