Allamakee County Community Foundation

The Allamakee County Community Foundation (ACCF) 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, business, and organizations to establish endowment funds that will provide grant awards for years to come.

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Past Editions:

2/17/2017 - Betty Steege: Vision To Learn helps local kids see
11/11/2016 - Dr. Richard Hermeier: Giving back to his hometown team
08/26/2016 - ISU Study: Allamakee Co. Probated Estates Now Average $522K
06/10/2016 - ACCF News: Lansing honors its history

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Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Allamakee County by:

  • Increasing charitable giving by encouraging people to give back to their hometowns.
  • Establishing permanent community endowments and protecting and growing them through prudent investment and effective stewardship.
  • Identifying needs and priorities in Allamakee County and providing financial support to address them.
  • Serving as a leader that identifies challenges and opportunities, and brings people together to work for the achievement of common goals.
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Grants

Allamakee County Community Foundation Grants

Each year the Allamakee County Community Foundation 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 Allamakee 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. Non-profit groups may apply for up to $20,000 for their projects. 

Learn more and apply for this grant »

Allamakee County Community Foundation "Emerging Needs" Mini Grants

The Allamakee County Community Foundation (ACCF) is now accepting applications for their new mini-grant program. The ACCF “Emerging Needs” Mini-Grant Fund was created to address funding needs for community projects outside of the regular grant cycle. Learn more and apply for this grant »

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Funds

Alice Hermeier Foundation Endowment Learn More | Give Now
Allamakee County Community Foundation Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Allamakee County Community Foundation Seeds for Success Give Now
Allamakee County Disaster Assistance Fund Give Now
Allamakee County Fund for After School Programs Learn More | Give Now
Allamakee Scholarship Fund Learn More | Give Now
Bresnahan & McCullough Family Endowment Give Now
Coach Gene & Pat Klinge Endowment for Waukon Youth Give Now
Dave & Sheri Herold Education Endowment Give Now
Dr. Richard Hermeier Fund for Waukon HS Athletics Give Now
Dr. Steven & Stefanie Perkins Education & Healthcare Endowment Give Now
Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center Give Now
Gene & Kathleen Milewsky Endowment for MFL/Mar-Mac DFS Give Now
Harpers Ferry Boosters Inc. Endowment Learn More | Give Now
Kee High Scholarship Endowment Fund Give Now
Keeland Endowment for Early Childhood Education Give Now
Mark & Vicki Donhowe Scholarship Fund for NICC Give Now
New Albin Library Endowment Learn More | Give Now
Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Northeast Iowa Resource, Conservation and Development (RC&D) Endowment Learn More | Give Now
Our Savior's Lutheran Endowment (Lansing) Give Now
Postville Dollars for Scholars Endowment Give Now
Rev. Curtis Webster Memorial Endowment for Allamakee Scholarship Fund Give Now
Rosella Sando Endowment for Allamakee Scholarship Fund Give Now
Saint Patrick School Endowment Fund Give Now
TASC Endowment Fund Give Now
The Dr. Ray Hermeier Endowed Fund for Waukon Give Now
Veterans Memorial Healthcare Foundation Endowment for Education, Recruitment & Retention Learn More | Give Now
Waukon Parks and Recreation Endowment Learn More | Give Now
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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.

Allamakee County Transfer of Wealth

During years 2010-2019, $330 million is expected to transfer from one generation to the next through probate estates. Between 2000-2050, the estimated transfer is $2.1 billion.

Transfer of Wealth Allamakee County State of Iowa
2010-2019 $ 330 million $ 74.43 billion
2000-2049 $ 2.1 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 $105 million would be secured forever. Figuring a five percent grant payout, an estimated $5.3 million could be available annually to improve the quality of life in our community and secure our future.

For more information, please contact: ACCF Coordinator Betty Steege at 563-586-2046 or Director of Affiliate Foundations, MJ Smith, at 563-880-9992.

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Contact
Betty Steege
Title Foundation Coordinator
Phone
563-586-2046
Address
PO Box 332
Waukon, IA 52172
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Board of Directors
  • Pat Cota
  • Sheryl Evanson
  • Anthony Gericke
  • Brent Beyer
  • Erin Iverson
  • Diana Johnson
  • Jarrod Olson
  • Kathy Renk
  • Barbara Winters-Kelly
  • Betty Steege, Foundation Coordinator

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