How to Donate

Our Partnership with the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation

The Pottawattamie County Community Foundation (PCCF) is a tax-exempt public charity, 501(c)(3), that  serves those who share a common interest in improving the quality of life in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. 

Through the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, individuals, families, businesses, and organizations can create permanent charitable funds that help their region meet the challenges of changing times.   PCCF  invests and administers these charitable funds, such as the Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation, Inc.’s own endowment called the “Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation, Inc. Fund”. 

PCCF is overseen by a volunteer board of leading citizens and run by professionals with expertise in identifying community needs and matching resources to those needs.


PCCF Matching Your Donation*

All donations to the Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation, Inc. Fund and its scholarships are  fully tax deductible as allowed by law. 

PCCF is currently matching all donations to new and established endowments of PCCF.  Donations to the Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation’s Endowment are eligible to receive  a 10% match from PCCF, restrictions and limitations do apply.


Endow Iowa Tax Credit*

Since PCCF is a qualified  community foundation and meets national standards, donors who are Iowa tax payers can receive 25% of their donation in the form of a state tax credit by establishing  or giving to an existing qualified endowment;  more specifically  to support a new SWIEF scholarship.  

For 2013, $6 million in Endow Iowa Tax Credits are available.  Tax credits are awarded on a first come first serve basis  until the allocated amount has been claimed.  

For more information regarding the Endow Iowa Tax Credit, please contact the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation.

*Please consult a tax advisor for your individual circumstance regarding tax benefits. PCCF’s matching


Donation Examples*

Financial benefits of establishing a scholarship within the Southwest Iowa Educational
Foundation, Inc. Endowment Fund.

Financial benefits of establishing an Endow Iowa Designated Fund at PCCF to support a scholarship.

* Figures are purely examples assuming maximum tax bracket (35%) and we encourage donors to consult with tax advisors to review their individual circumstances.  Our matching funds are for a limited time and our matching policy is subject to change  without notice.

Contact information

Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation, Inc.

Tori Christie, President
Phone: 402-980-6848


Pottawattamie County Community Foundation

536 East Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51501 

Phone: 712-256-7007
Fax: 712-256-5007