The Iowa College Foundation supports 23 independent colleges and universities in Iowa by providing them unrestricted gifts and student scholarships.

The Iowa College Foundation (ICF) was founded in 1952 as a non profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports independent higher education in the state of Iowa.

Gifts to ICF make a significant impact on our member colleges and universities and provide funds that support their highest priorities and provide student scholarships to help keep them affordable and to ensure a quality educational experience for their 40,000 students.

Featured Donor Profiles

Fareway and four Charter Donors to ICF (giving since 1952)

  • Fareway is a family-owned business, and a top 10 employer in Iowa, with over 11,000 employees in a five-state region.
    Years Donating: 2
    Partnership Level: Pacesetter
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  • Since 1911, American Trust has been meeting its customer needs through sound banking, conscientious employment, and philanthropic endeavors.
    Years Donating: 66
    Partnership Level: Sponsor
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  • Flexsteel in Dubuque has been designing and constructing beautiful and long-lasting furniture for over 75 years.
    Years Donating: 66
    Partnership Level: Sponsor
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  • Established in Pella, Iowa in 1925, Pella Corporation continues to be a leader in technology and product innovation when it comes windows and doors.
    Years Donating: 67
    Partnership Level: Partner
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  • Established in 1904, Spahn & Rose continues to provide lumber and building materials to stores in Iowa, Illinois & Wisconsin.
    Years Donating: 67
    Partnership Level: Leader
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