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Kinship Fishing TripThe Dickinson County Endowment Fund improves the quality of life and helps promote a healthy economy in our county! Your gift will support cultural, educational, civic, wellness and environmental programs in Dickinson County. The fund is a community foundation established in 2005 to support betterment projects throughout the county.

Over the past five years, the nine member DCEF Advisory Council has distributed a total of $476,207 to 56 different non-profit organizations and agencies in Dickinson County. Support has been given to strengthen programs that directly affect people to enhance the quality of life and promote vitality in our county. Grants have been made to youth and senior service, education endeavors, and public safety as well as to the arts, library services, and community housing.

The Dickinson County Endowment Fund was created in response to state legislation and the distribution of the state gambling revenuse. The annual funds received are to be divided by investing 25% in a permanent endowment and granting 75% to support projects of educational, civic, public, charitable, patriotic or religious groups to serve the wider community without proselytism.

The endowment is now seeking to grow its fund above and beyond what it gets from gaming money. If interested parties are looking for a charitable organization in which to donate to, the Dickinson County Endowment Fund is an awesome vehicle that will benefit the people of Dickinson County and because it only distributes its interest each year, it will continue to give for years to come.

Donations, gifts, and bequests to the DCEF are tax deductible and can be made in a the form of cash, securities, real estate, and more. A gift to the endowment is an opportunity to benefit the community for years to come. Donations made to the Dickinson County Endowment Fund may be eligible for an Endow Iowa Tax Credit as funds are available. This is a tax credit to Iowa taxpayers to apply for a 20% tax credit in addition to the normal deduction they would receive for a charitable gift.

For more information, please contact Dickinson County Endowment Fund P.O. Box 558, Milford, Iowa 51351. Email: