Every investment in our community makes a lasting impact, not only today but for generations to come.

There are many ways to make a lasting difference in Waterloo through the Waterloo Community Foundation. We are eager to listen and help you set up a fund according to your own unique and creative interests.

Schedule a meeting with Executive Director Erin Tink

Whether you are ready to open a fund or are just starting to explore your options, we want to get to know you!


Executive Director


(319) 883-6022

Fund Types

Community Fund

Community funds make it possible for us to provide grant funding to organizations meeting the current needs in the community.

Donor Advised Fund

This flexible and personal approach to giving allows you to participate in the fund’s use and support the causes you care about by recommending grants to your favorite nonprofits.

Agency Endowment

An opportunity for nonprofit organizations to establish a permanent source of support for today and tomorrow.

Designated Fund

Ensure future support to a specific organization you care about and invest in its continued success.

Scholarship Fund

Provide benefits to students pursuing their dreams and creating the future for Waterloo.

Field of Interest Fund

Field of Interest Funds are an opportunity to target a cause or issue without having to name a specific non-profit. You decide the purpose of the Fund and we will identify projects and organizations within your areas of interest.

Special Project Fund

Groups or projects who do not have nonprofit status can partner with us to accept tax-deductible contributions from donors.

Endow Iowa State Tax Credit

When you make a gift to one of our permanently endowed funds, it will cost you far less thanks to Iowa’s innovative Endow Iowa 25% State Tax Credit!

Leave a Legacy

You can make a lasting impact in Waterloo that will benefit our community today and for generations to come. We want to help you create a legacy for the future of Waterloo!

Often, the largest charitable impact you can make is through your estate plan. Leaving a planned gift can be as simple as including the Waterloo Community Foundation in your will or revocable trust, or by naming the Waterloo Community Foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA, retirement plan, or life insurance policy.

Join Our Legacy Society

Our Legacy Society recognizes donors who have included the Waterloo Community Foundation in their estate planning through a will, retirement plan assets, life insurance, or other sources. It also inspires others who may like to join in this valuable contribution to our city.

Will you consider giving a legacy gift to the Waterloo Community Foundation and joining our Legacy Society?

Contact Erin Tink, Executive Director, at erin.tink@wloocommunityfoundation.org to learn more.