The Iowa College Foundation supports 23 independent colleges and universities in Iowa by providing them unrestricted gifts and student scholarships.

The Iowa College Foundation (ICF) was founded in 1952 as a non profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports independent higher education in the state of Iowa.

Gifts to ICF make a significant impact on our member colleges and universities and provide funds that support their highest priorities and provide student scholarships to help keep them affordable and to ensure a quality educational experience for their 40,000 students.

Featured Donor Profiles

Some of ICF's donors making a difference in the lives of students

  • Fareway is a family-owned business, and a top 10 employer in Iowa, with over 11,000 employees in a five-state region.
    Years Donating: 2
    Partnership Level: Pacesetter
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  • Lincoln Savings Bank has history. You can see it in our Abe Lincoln face, and you can feel it in the expert service you receive from people who truly understand what it means to be a community banker.
    Years Donating: 37
    Partnership Level: Sponsor
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  • When you choose Voya, you’re choosing to work with people who care about your needs and always put them first.
    Years Donating: 65
    Partnership Level: Pacesetter
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  • Flexsteel in Dubuque has been designing and constructing beautiful and long-lasting furniture for over 75 years.
    Years Donating: 66
    Partnership Level: Sponsor
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  • Established in Pella, Iowa in 1925, Pella Corporation continues to be a leader in technology and product innovation when it comes windows and doors.
    Years Donating: 67
    Partnership Level: Partner
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  • Established in 1904, Spahn & Rose continues to provide lumber and building materials to stores in Iowa, Illinois & Wisconsin.
    Years Donating: 67
    Partnership Level: Leader
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  • Organized in 1938, GreenState has grown to be the largest credit union in Iowa by creating lasting value for our 195,000 members.
    Years Donating: 4
    Partnership Level: Sponsor
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News & Announcements

2021-22 Westmar Scholarship Program Application

Nov 30, 2020

The Westmar Endowment Scholarship Program was established to sustain a sense of  Westmar College's ongoing presence in the educational life of the State of Iowa. 

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Grinnell College to replace loans with scholarships for all aid packages

Nov 26, 2020

Grinnell College announced that it will eliminate student loans in students’ financial aid packages as part of a “no-loan initiative” endorsed by the college’s board of trustees. In a press release, the college said the change is a response to the finan Read More

Simpson College raises $30.6M in fundraising campaign

Oct 30, 2020

Simpson College in Indianola announced the conclusion of its comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Imagine the Impact." The campaign, which surpassed $30.6 million in total giving, has positioned the college to m Read More

Drake launches new two-degree program

Sep 15, 2020

Drake University officials announced on Sept. 1 the founding of a new two-year college - the John Dee Bright College at Drake University. It's the first new college to launch at Drake in more than 70 years, with an approach that Drake leaders say will rei Read More

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