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Giving Opportunities

ways to make your ripple of good

Endowment & Endow Iowa

Flexibility for grants to address wide variety of most urgent community projects.

Operations Endowment

To ensure professional, effective donor services and resource management.

Fields of Interest

Grants specifically for Arts & Culture, Lake Quality & Environment or Outdoor Experience & Recreation projects.

Youth in Philanthropy

YIP teaches the next generation the importance of community giving with grants steered by students.

Charitable Giving Funds

Establish your own giving Charitable Fund to simplify giving by directing grants to specific charities you select.

Legacy Society

Include the Okoboji Foundation in your will or estate plans to continue giving to the places you love beyond your lifetime.

Okoboji Foundation Funds

Create A Fund

Non-Profit Partner Funds

Ways To:


1. Give the property directly to the Okoboji Foundation. This earns you immediate tax benefits and may qualify for the Endow Iowa tax credit. Gifts could include partial interest in real estate.

2. Make a gift through your will. As a part of your estate plan, a gift in your will or trust is a simple, flexible and versatile way to support the lakes area long after you are gone. 

3. Donate your home, farm or vacation but keep using it. Create a retained life estate to make a gift now while retaining the right to use the home for your lifetime. 

How To:


1. Contact your IRA administrator for a change of beneficiary from, or simply download on from your provider’s website.  

2. Name the Okoboji Foundation and the percentage you would like us to receive on the form. Use our taxpayer ID number, 42-6139033. 

3. Return your form to our IRA administrator. 

4. Let us know your plans so we can thank you and discuss what areas you would like your gift to support.