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A donation to the Wapello County Foundation becomes a part of the permanent endowment used for the benefit of communities in Wapello County.

Wapello County Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable entity. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 42-1212642. Your charitable gift is tax deductible as provided by the rules of the Internal Revenue Service and Iowa Department of Revenue.

The Wapello County Foundation is a private foundation established in 1981, which operates for the benefit of Wapello County, Iowa. The Wapello County Foundation is also an affiliate of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, which assists the Wapello County Foundation with the distribution of funding from the County Endowment Fund Program. That program provides funding to counties in Iowa without a state-issued gaming license. The Wapello County Foundation maintains separate, independent funds generated after an initial generous gift from J. Paul Strother.

Endow Iowa

Gifts to the Wapello County Foundation through the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation may be eligible for an Endow Iowa Tax Credits. Endow Iowa allows taxpayers to receive a 25% Iowa tax credit in addition to normal federal charitable income tax deductions for certain charitable gifts. Endow Iowa tax credits are limited each year on a first-come, first serve basis until the yearly appropriated limit has been reached.

More Information

For more information on giving options, please contact the Wapello County Foundation at (641) 954-5782.

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At Tenco we are poised to begin our 54th year of service to the people of southern Iowa and beyond. We are growing in our ability to serve people with disabilities and the number being served is now over 300; this could not be possible without benefactors such as the Wapello County Foundation. We are honored to have earned your friendship and confidence and will strive hard to continue to merit it in the future.

Cheryl PlankExecutive Director, Tenco

We are very fortunate to have Wapello County Community Foundation as a partner in our Ottumwa community and Wapello County! Bridge View Center would not be where we are today without Wapello County Community Foundation, and for that, we are grateful!

Scott HallgrenExecutive Director, Bridge View Center

The Wapello County Foundation is a critical resource for the continued well-being of our local arts community. Its funding of projects and equipment for arts organizations has played a vital role in making the arts available to every single constituent of Wapello County.

Dennis WillhoitExecutive Director, Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra

Main Street Ottumwa is thankful to have the support of the Wapello County Foundation. Their partnership allows MSO to better fulfill our mission by funding projects and programs which would not be possible without assistance. We, and other organizations in Wapello County, are fortunate to have the foundation to make our community a better place.

Fred ZesigerExecutive Director, Main Street Ottumwa