The Community Foundation of Carroll County (CFCC) supports the building of strong communities through your donations and through its various funds designed to grow, enable, assist, and encourage the development of infrastructural, recreational, aesthetic, cultural, educational, and safety-based opportunities for Carroll County. Other areas the CFCC supports locally include assistance for programs designed for children, older adults, and those who are physically and mentally challenged.
Endow Iowa Tax Credits Available
Your donation to the CFCC is tax deductible on your federal return and may be eligible for an Endow Iowa Tax Credit of 25% on your Iowa return. When you make a donation to an endowment fund within the CFCC, a tax credit of 25% of the donation may be available from the State of Iowa for a further reduction against your Iowa income taxes. More information on the Endow Iowa Tax Credit may be found at this link.
How is my donation used?
Following are some examples of how the CFCC has worked to benefit the citizens of Carroll County:
- Childhood Development and Educational Needs:
The CFCC has strongly supported various child care facilities through grants to facilities in Carroll, Breda, and Manning. Grants have been given for children’s summer camp activities for kids, for Head Start expansion, for children’s programs, a theatre production for autistic children, equipment for little leagues, books and toys, and for playground equipment, as well as many other projects. In addition, area schools and organizations have received grants for STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) programs, team equipment, stadium improvements, security cameras, security devices for doors, and additions to modernize auditoriums. All of these improvements would have been difficult to achieve without grants from the CFCC.
- Recreational, Beautification, and Environmental Benefits
Many local cities and towns have applied for grants to beautify their cities by adding gardens and parks. Other associations and schools have added to recreational facilities by remodeling gyms and updating exercise equipment, by enhancing tennis, racquetball, and basketball courts, and by upgrading ball diamonds and football fields. Funds have been used to pave and add new bike and hiking trails and to outfit and improve outdoor shelter facilities. Trees, landscaping, and shrubbery have been added to enhance the environment and funds have been given for recycling/repurposing efforts.
- Social, Health, and Community Safety Services
The CFCC has granted funds for CPR training equipment, computers and equipment for police and ambulance crews, funded handicapped accessible entries, funded mental health care, pre-diabetes counseling, firefighter gear, shelter for abused spouses, as well as many other initiatives to aid local communities.
- Cultural and Community Resources
Several historical preservation efforts have received grants from the CFCC, such as the Carroll Chamber facility at the Carroll Depot Centre and the Manning Hausbarn. Funds have also been used to promote public library programs, children’s programs, theatre, community meals, the historical society, parks, shelters, and more.
The CFCC also has multiple sub-funds that it manages. Below are the sub-funds, which also participate in the Endow Iowa program. Donations can be made as described below, and will be credited to the proper sub-fund when it’s identified in the donation information.
- REFRESH MANNING ENDOW IOWA FUND
- COON RAPIDS-BAYARD EDUCATION CORPORATION ENDOW IOWA FUND
- SAC COUNTY ENDOWMENT FOUNDATION: The SAC COUNTY ENDOWMENT FOUNDATION (an Endow Iowa fund) has affiliated with the CFCC to promote the well-being of the citizens of Sac County, Iowa. Donations may be made on this site for the Sac County Endowment Foundation, or any of its sub-funds:
- AUBURN COMMUNITY BETTERMENT
- ODEBOLT ARTHUR EDUCATION FOUNDATION (AN ENDOW IOWA FUND)
- THE EAST SAC COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP FUND (AN ENDOW IOWA FUND)
- THE CITY OF WALL LAKE ENDOWMENT FUND (AN ENDOW IOWA FUND)
Just indicate the specific fund in question when making the donation.
For More Information on the CFCC, its sub-funds or affiliates:
To make a donation to the Community Foundation of Carroll County, its Sub-Funds, or Affiliates, to learn more about the organizations listed, or for more information on the Endow Iowa tax credit program, please contact:
Community Foundation of Carroll County
Attn: Ann L. A. Menzel
Iowa Savings Bank, Administrator
510 West US Highway 30
Carroll, IA 51401