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Endow Iowa Tax Credits

Make your gift go further!

Donors supporting Easter Seals Iowa are now eligible to receive additional tax benefits through an endowed fund established at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. Endow Iowa allows Iowa taxpayers to receive a 25% Iowa tax credit in addition to normal federal charitable income tax deductions for certain charitable gifts.

Iowa legislation allows donors giving to a permanent endowment through a qualified community foundation to receive this tax credit, ensuring the future success of our community. The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines is a qualified community foundation that provides access to Endow Iowa Tax Credits.

Donate online to the Camp Sunnyside Easter Seals Iowa Endow Iowa Fund or contact us at 515-289-1933. If you make an online gift, you will be redirected to the Community Foundation’s website to give to our endowed fund. We encourage donors to consult with tax advisors to review their individual circumstances.

Additional Information about Endow Iowa:

  • A variety of gifts qualify for Endow Iowa Tax Credits including cash, real estate, appreciated securities and outright gifts of retirement assets.
  • Tax credits of 25% of the gifted amount are limited to $300,000 in tax credits per individual for a gift of $1.2 million or $600,000 in tax credits per couple for a gift of $2.4 million if both are Iowa taxpayers.
  • Eligible gifts will qualify for credits on a first-come/first-serve basis until the yearly appropriated limit is reached. If the current available Endow Iowa Tax Credits have been awarded, qualified donors will be eligible for the next year's Endow Iowa Tax Credits. Donors are encouraged to act early in the year to ensure they receive Endow Iowa credits. 
  •  All qualified donors can carry forward the tax credit for up to five years after the year the donation was made.
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