Jones County Community Foundation

Our Mission

We Serve Donors

  • Personalize giving to reflect the values of individuals and families
  • Provide the 25% Endow Iowa state tax credit for gifts to endowed funds
  • Accept many types of assets, including stocks, bonds and IRAs
  • Welcome gifts at any time honoring special people or occasions
  • Create legacies for donors that benefit the community forever

We make grants

  • Through annual grantmaking programs

We provide community leadership through convening & collaboration

  • Facilitate nonprofit and professional advisor training
  • Understand our community through a knowledgeable board
  • Support nonprofits to promote endowment giving
  • Convene diverse voices on community issues

JCCF Newsletter

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Past Editions:

08/29/2017 - Endowments make difference, Georges give back, Heart and Soul takes action
05/24/2017 - Jones County Scholarships help students like Logan
02/24/2017 - "Husband and wife team" give back to their community
11/04/2016 - Charlie Becker: A Lesson in Giving
08/26/2016 - ISU Study: Jones Co. Probated Estates Now Average $636K
02/29/2016 - JCCF News: Cali Beals reflects on 11 years
11/20/2015 - JCCF News: Anamosa Community Foundation gives back

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Funds

Amber Community Club Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Anamosa Community Foundation Fund Learn More | Give Now
Anamosa Community School Foundation Fund Learn More | Give Now
Anamosa Library Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Aquin Catholic Elementary School Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Bud & Georgia Johnson Charitable Fund Give Now
Bud & Georgia Johnson Minntex Citrus Endowment Give Now
Camp Courageous Foundation Fund Learn More | Give Now
Cascade FFA Alumni Association Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Charles & Patricia Becker Family Endowment Give Now
Friends of Jones County Conservation and Nature Center Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Greater Monticello Foundation Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
John W. & Jane Judge Baty Family Fund Give Now
Jones County 4-H Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Jones County Community Foundation Emerging Needs Fund Give Now
Jones County Community Foundation Scholarship Give Now
Jones County Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Jones County Historical Society Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Jones Regional Medical Center Foundation Learn More | Give Now
Jones Soil and Water Conservation District Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Merritt Cemetery Endowment Fund Give Now
Monticello Youth Baseball & Softball Association Give Now
Monticello Youth Baseball & Softball Association Endowment Fund Give Now
Oxford Junction Cemetery Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Raymond G. Schneider Living Endowment for Youth Learn More | Give Now
The American Legion - Arthur McCullough Post 13 Fund Give Now
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Grants

Jones County Community Foundation Grants

Jones County Community Foundation grants to projects benefitting persons residing in Jones County, Iowa. Our priorities are to improve economic well-being or quality of life, improve educational opportunities, address community capital improvements, maintain and improve the health of Jones County residents, promote Jones County tourism and recreation, maintain Jones County heritage, and/or support conservation efforts. Learn more and apply for this grant »

Anamosa Community Foundation Grants

The Anamosa Community Foundation Grant provides financial aid for special needs in the Anamosa community, as identified by non-profit organizations in Anamosa. Only projects specifically for the community of Anamosa will be considered. Applications are available in July and due in August. Learn more and apply for this grant »

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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.

Jones County Transfer of Wealth

During years 2010-2019, $468 million is expected to transfer from one generation to the next through probate estates. Between 2000-2050, the estimated transfer is $3.3 billion.

 

Transfer of Wealth Jones County State of Iowa
2010-2019 $ 468 million $ 74.43 billion
2000-2049 $ 3.3 billion $ 531.7 billion

If just five percent of the projected transfer between 2000 and 2050 could be invested at the Community Foundation, nearly $165 million would be endowed. Figuring a five percent grant payout, an estimated $8.2 million could be available annually to improve the quality of life in our community and secure our future.

 

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YAPPERS

YAPPERS, Youth Area Philanthropists, meet once a month during the school year to learn the fundamentals of philanthropy and play a direct role in making financial grants to local youth-serving organizations. The Jones County Community Foundation is expanding the program into Jones County by creating a YAPPERS board for high school students to thrive on.

The board will be comprised of area high school students. This one-of-a-kind experience engages young people in creating social change and growing compassion and empowers youth to collectively choose and fund nonprofit organizations that are addressing the most pressing needs in our community.

This program is continuously changing and improving year after year.  Our goal is to bring together the finest students interested in making a positive impact on their community through philanthropic efforts with their fellow students.

At this time, we are reaching out to the high schools in Jones County in hopes to compile a list of students highly interested in participating in our efforts.  If you know a student who may be interested or have any questions, please e-mail yappers@dbqfoundation.org. Applications are due September 9.

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Contact
Sherri Hunt
Title Foundation Coordinator
Phone
319-551-3402
Address
700 Locust Street
Suite 195
Dubuque, IA 52001
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Board of Directors
  • Patty Manuel, President of the Board
  • Rosalie J Ahrendsen
  • Doug Edel
  • Jim Eichhorn
  • Vic Hamre
  • Leann Herman
  • Dan Lambertsen
  • Janet Martin
  • Tanya Rogers
  • Dean Zimmerman

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