Foundation for the Future of Delaware County

The Foundation for the Future of Delaware County (FFDC) was formed in 2005 as an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. The founding members of the organization had a vision to ensure that our community's charitable programs were supported now and in the future. We work together with many individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to establish endowment funds that will provide grant awards for years to come.

Since the inception of the FFDC in 2005, over $856,000 has been granted to organizations throughout the county, 16 funds have been created to better the community, and over $4 million in assets are housed for Delaware County with the Community Foundation.

Our Mission

The mission of the Foundation for the Future of Delaware County (FFDC) is to bridge the county’s needs with responsive giving.

Entrusted with this responsibility, we have a four-part mission to:

  • Identify, assess, and monitor county needs.
  • Help donors have an impact on the lives and issues they care about most.
  • Provide grants to nonprofit organizations serving Delaware County.
  • Provide leadership on important issues and projects throughout the county.
↑ Back to Top

Funds

Fairview Cemetery Field of Interest Endowment Learn More | Give Now
Foundation for the Future of Delaware County Emerging Needs Fund Learn More | Give Now
Aarron Kimball Pride in Science Endowment Learn More | Give Now
Abby Osterhaus Memorial Endowment Learn More | Give Now
Andrea Bockenstedt Live Your Life Endowment Learn More | Give Now
Bill Skinner Scholarship Endowment for West Delaware High School Learn More | Give Now
Community Fund to Rebuild Lake Delhi Learn More | Give Now
Delaware County Endow Iowa Permanent Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Delhi Library and City Hall Fund Learn More | Give Now
Earlville United Parish Endowment Learn More | Give Now
Edgewood Housing Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Foundation for the Future of Delaware County Endowment Learn More | Give Now
Good Neighbor Society (Good Neighbor Home & The Meadows) Learn More | Give Now
Greater Delaware County Community Foundation Affiliate Fund Learn More | Give Now
Greeley Fire Station Fund Learn More | Give Now
Joan Preuss Scholarship for ED-CO High School Learn More | Give Now
Larry and Jean Gritton Scholarship Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Manchester Public Library Learn More | Give Now
Maquoketa Valley Alliance Donor Advised Fund Learn More | Give Now
Maquoketa Valley Dollars for Scholars Learn More | Give Now
Small Miracles Endowment Learn More | Give Now
Spanky's Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
The Edgewood Future Fund Learn More | Give Now
Virgil and Carlyn Hunt Family Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
West Delaware County Community School District Learn More | Give Now
↑ Back to Top

Grants

Now Accepting 2015 Applications

Each year the Foundation for the Future of Delaware County accepts applications for grants for community development, community promotions, community education and similar matters. The grant shall be for the benefit of persons residing in Delaware County, Iowa. Entities that have a 501(c)3 designation by the Internal Revenue Service or schools or municipalities are eligible to apply for these funds. To learn more, call Bev Rahe at 563.927.3325. Learn more and apply for this grant.

↑ Back to Top

Transfer of Wealth

Iowa Transfer of Wealth

Between the years of 2000-2049, Iowa can expect to see $531.7 billion transfer from one generation to the next through probate estates. In 2010 through 2019 alone, $74.43 billion is expected to pass to heirs.

Delaware County Transfer of Wealth

During years 2010-2019, $ 431 million is expected to transfer from one generation to the next through probate estates. Over the next 50 years, the estimated transfer of $2.9 billion.

Transfer of Wealth Delaware County State of Iowa
2010-2019 $ 431 million $ 74.43 billion
2000-2049 $ 2.9 billion $ 531.7 billion

If just five percent of the projected transfer could be invested between now and 2050 at the Community Foundation in an endowment, nearly $145 million would be secured forever. Figuring a five percent grant payout, an estimated $7.3 million could be available annually to improve the quality of life in our community and secure our future.

For more information, please contact: FFDC Executive Director Bev Rahe at 563-927-3325 or Dir. of Affiliate Foundations, M.J. Smith at 563-880-9992

↑ Back to Top
Contact
Bev Rahe
Title Executive Secretary
Phone
563-927-3325
Address
200 East Main St
Manchester, IA 52057
Map
Board of Directors
  • Keith Kramer
  • Cindy Vorwald
  • Jerry Burke
  • Jill Buschman
  • Jim Fisher
  • Joy Jager
  • Glen Puffett
  • Jackie Johnson
  • Larry Gritton

Share

All Videos

Recent Videos

FFDC Board Member Jill Buschman

Foundation for the Future of Delaware County board member Jill Buschman talks about her experienc

Making Manchester Great

Members from the Good to Great Committee talks about a grant they received from the Foundation fo