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The Endow Urbandale Community Fund (Endow Urbandale) was established in 2001 as a community foundation by a group of Urbandale citizens to facilitate charitable giving in the community of Urbandale. The Endow Urbandale Community Fund is a component fund of the Greater Des Moines Community Foundation, which provides technical assistance and manages investment of the fund’s assets.

Mission: To provide a permanent, ever-growing endowment fund to support a broad range of existing and future charitable and civic needs throughout the community of Urbandale.

Endow Urbandale is a tax-qualified community foundation managed by Urbandale citizens to facilitate charitable giving in Urbandale. Endow Urbandale supports the charitable, cultural and civic needs of our community now and for generations to come. Endow Urbandale also provides a resource for other community organizations and individuals who wish to create their own charitable endowment funds.

As of November 2021, Endow Urbandale has in excess of $1.3 million in managed assets. In 21+ years, Endow Urbandale has awarded $196,000 in grants. Gifts to the Endow Urbandale Community Fund are not immediately spent, but are left to accumulate and grow through prudent investment. Endow Urbandale presently limits its annual spending to no more than 5% of the fund balance.  


Grants from the fund are used to enhance Urbandale’s quality of life by focusing on:

  • Education

  • Youth Development

  • Community Betterment

  • Cultural Amenities

  • The Arts

  • Health and Human Services needs



Donations can be made online or checks can be mailed to:
Endow Urbandale
PO Box 42201
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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