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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 2020 Grants

March 26, 2021

In lieu of a public event, this year we recognize our Council, Staff and Grantees in print format only. The Dickinson County Endowment Fund Advisory Council is made up of volunteers who broadly represent the County’s residents; we live throughout the County and have diverse backgrounds. Austin Fairchild (Terril) – Chair Sue Blake (Spirit Lake) – […]

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Dickinson County Endowment Fund Awards 2019 Grants

October 7, 2019

2019 Grantees The Dickinson County Endowment Fund, in support of seventeen projects led by Dickinson County non-profit organizations, has distributed grants totaling $94,262.  These awards were made during the Annual Grant Celebration held at the Terril Community Center on September 23. DCEF Council Advisor Ann Ditsworth noted, “Our Non-profit organizations work hard to serve the […]

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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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