Iowa Tax Incentives

The Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program offers a unique opportunity for donors to give to their communities and receive generous tax benefits in return. It’s a smart tool to help you get more from your giving. The state of Iowa has established  a tax credit fund of $6.0 million, making it easier for donors to receive state tax credits by making charitable gifts to the Pella Community Foundation.


Donors who give to one of the endowed funds listed below are eligible to receive 25% tax credits for their donations and  will also be eligible for federal deductions.  Because tax credits are issued on a first come, first served basis, it’s important act early in the calendar year.


Tax credits apply only to gifts made to the following permanent endowment funds administered and held by the Pella Community Foundation.  These include:

Bethany Christian Services - Clinical Director's Endowed Chair Fund

​Central College​                                                                         

Crossroads - General Endowment Fund

Crossroads - Director's Endowed Chair Fund  

Dollars for Scholars                                                                  ​

Friends of the Pella Public Library                                      ​

​Fund for Educational Excellence 

Garden Chapel Endowment Fund                                        

Howard and Helen Glendening Mental Health Fund   
H.O.P.e (Housing Opportunities in Pella)

Lakeview Camp and Conference Center

Many Hands for Haiti
​Pella Christian High School

​Pella Community Foundation – Board Directed Grants

Pella Community Foundation – Operational Endowment Fund

​Pella Historical Society

​​Pella Regional Health Center

Tulip City Golden Agers

Union Street Players

Establishing a new endowment fund which qualifies for the Endow Iowa Tax Credits requires a gift of $10,000 or more.  Endow Iowa gifts are just one way the Pella Community Foundation works with donors to achieve their personal, financial and charitable goals while gaining maximum benefit under the law.

We welcome the chance to discuss the Endow Iowa charitable giving opportunity with you.   Use the "Contact Us" tab to get in touch.