FUNDS + Services
FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS
Field of Interest Funds allow donors to target gifts that address a specific area of community life. The arts, at-risk youth, education and the environment are just a few examples. Donors can identify their personal interest area when making contributions and the fund steering committee and community foundation board will award grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the selected area of interest. Field of Interest Funds ensure that gifts remain flexible enough to meet community needs in the interest area, even as they change over time.
The Community Foundation for Western Iowa currently has three Field of Interest Funds: The Women's Fund of Southwest Iowa; The Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fund; and the Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund - a partnership between the Community Foundation and Iowa West Foundation.