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Connecting individuals, families, and nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in Story County. 


Personalized charitable giving solutions to support the causes you care about. 


Providing grantmaking support and essential programs to enhance nonprofit organizations in Story County.

For Good, Forever.

Story County Community Foundation facilitates and promotes private giving through the establishment of endowments, acts as are source for nonprofit endowment building, and awards grants for the betterment of Story County.

News & Releases

News & Releases

December 7, 2020

The Story County Community Foundation has awarded $82,743 in grants to 13 Story County nonprofit organizations. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the formal awards reception has been cancelled. “Our grantmaking committee reviewed 32 funding requests this year from nonprofit organizations serving Story County. Selecting grant recipients from an outstanding and...

August 31, 2020

The Story County Community Foundation (SCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, welcomes Liz Zuercher as the new Executive Director. Liz filled the vacancy created by Sunni Kamp’s departure this month. The selection was made after a regional search and selection process, led by the organization’s advisory board chair and search committee.

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Community Grantmaking

Community Grantmaking

Through its grant making, the Story County Community Foundation (SCCF) allocates resources to significantly improve or affect the lives of people living in Story County communities. SCCF offers three different competitive grant programs - our Major Grant, Community Grants, and Capacity Building Grants. Applicants should speak to our funding guidelines and Community Betterment Objectives. 

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Making Connections that Count

Threshold Learning Center is finally at a place where we can sustain ourselves each year.  We are so thankful for our partnership with the Story County Community Foundation and the grant funding that we have received. 
Helping children make essential text to world connections between books and themes through community reading programs with Raising Readers in Story County
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