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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 Special Project Grants: Spirit Lake Schools

December 19, 2023

 In 2023, the Advisory Council awarded $123,751 and also chose to make four Special Project Grants. All agreed that one way to continue our focus of ‘making broad impacts throughout the County’ would be to work with our schools. Each District was contacted to consider projects that would have direct student impact and submitted their […]

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Dickinson County Endowment Fund Awards Special Project Grants: Okoboji Schools

December 19, 2023

 In 2023, the Advisory Council awarded $123,751 to eighteen nonprofit applicants and also chose to make four Special Project Grants. All agreed that one way to continue our focus of ‘making broad impacts throughout the County’ would be to work with our schools. Each District was contacted to consider projects that would have direct student […]

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Dickinson County Endowment Fund Awards Special Project Grants: Harris-Lake Park Schools

December 19, 2023

 In 2023, the Advisory Council awarded $123,751 and also chose to make four Special Project Grants. All agreed that one way to continue our focus of ‘making broad impacts throughout the County’ would be to work with our schools. Each District was contacted to consider projects that would have direct student impact and submitted their […]

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