Iowa College Foundation

Ways To Contribute

Every dollar ICF raises goes directly to our 23 member colleges and universities and their students.

Ways to Contribute
Since 1952, the Iowa College Foundation has helped independent colleges and universities in Iowa ensure that access to private higher education is an affordable option for students from all backgrounds. ICF welcomes unrestricted as well as scholarship gifts.

Unrestricted Gifts

Unrestricted Annual Fund Contributions to ICF’s Unrestricted Annual Fund are the most important kind of investment.
As unrestricted support, this is also the most difficult type of funding for campuses to raise, yet it is absolutely essential. Donors who make unrestricted gifts to this fund understand the importance of providing operating support to our member colleges and universities. These dollars help pay for lab equipment, computers, utilities, aid in attracting and retaining world-class faculty, and are a component of need based financial assistance to students.

Scholarship Gifts

Let’s Keep Iowa Students in Iowa Challenge
Your gift to the Iowa College Foundation can be increased through this corporate sponsored challenge that matches all new, increased and reinstated gifts of $250 or more.

The funds gathered through this initiative ensure that the benefits of a liberal arts education are available to all of Iowa’s students by awarding scholarships based solely on financial need. Over 73% of Iowa’s independent college graduates continue to live and work in Iowa following graduation, so this program is a significant investment in Iowa’s future workforce.

Restricted Scholarships
These gifts are donor directed to meet a variety of needs such as support for students in a specific academic discipline; students who maintain a certain grade point; students from a particular geographic region; students from low income families; first generation students; or, any purpose that serves a corporation, foundation, or individual philanthropic goal.

Named Scholarships
These programs are created to recognizea company or honor an individual and offer many opportunities to customize the way that the scholarship is administered.

These scholarships may be awarded specifically to students in a specific major or from a specific region. They may even be directed toward a selected school(s) and may be based on need, merit or both.

Make a Gift

ICF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation supporting private colleges and universities in Iowa. Your gift to ICF is tax deductible. Our fiscal year ends June 30.

Click Here to donate via our convenient downloadable pledge form.

ICF Accepts:
  • Pledges
  • Checks
  • Corporate Matching Funds – If your company matches employee contributions, please include your match form and ICF will be happy to process that document for you.
  • Memorial Tributes
  • Planned Giving/Bequests – You may make ICF the beneficiary of a will, insurance policy or trust. Consult your attorney or estate planning professional about the tax advantages of planned giving. Please contact our office if you have questions or would like to discuss these options.
  • Gifts of stock – To ICF may help you avoid tax on capital gains and receive a deduction for the market value of the stock. Check with your account or broker for details.
Donate via our convenient downloadable pledge form.

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