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The Dickinson County Endowment Fund is a non-profit, tax exempt foundation established in 2005 to support community betterment projects in Dickinson County, Iowa. The Fund encourages philanthropic giving and provides financial support for projects and programs that improve the quality of life and help promote a healthy economy our county.

The DCEF is administered by a voluntary Advisory Council representing communities throughout the county. Additional support is provided by a team of consultants with special expertise in areas such as grant writing, public administration and law.

Latest Press Releases

Dickinson County Endowment Fund Awards 2018 Grants

October 4, 2018

The Dickinson County Endowment Fund has announced grants totaling $87,655 are being distributed in support of twenty-five non-profit organization projects benefitting Dickinson County.  Awards were made during the Annual Grant Celebration held at the Milford Fire Station on September 20th. DCEF Council Advisor Ann Ditsworth noted, “Dickinson County Non-profit organizations work hard to serve the […]

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Dickinson County Endowment Fund grants $10,000 in support of the Pollinator Paradise

November 21, 2017

One of the eighteen grants the Dickinson County Endowment Fund awarded in 2017 will fund an exhibit in the Conservation Foundation’s Pollinator Paradise addition to the Nature Center. The Conservation Foundation’s plans include the installation of children’s museum-quality interactive exhibits about pollinators. Planned exhibits include a human-sized honeycomb for kids to crawl through to explore […]

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