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

Special donor profiles and Charter donors (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.

    https://www.fareway.com/
    Years Donating: 2
    Partnership Level: Pacesetter
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  • Our name has changed, but our commitment to serving our members and communities remains the same. Organized in 1938, GreenState has grown to be the largest credit union in Iowa by creating lasting value for our 195,000 members.

    https://www.greenstate.org/
    Years Donating: 3
    Partnership Level: Sponsor
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  • Since 1911, American Trust has been meeting its customer needs through sound banking, conscientious employment, and philanthropic endeavors.

    https://www.americantrust.bank/
    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.

    http://www.flexsteel.com
    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.

    http://www.pella.com
    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.

    http://www.spahnandrose.com
    Years Donating: 67
    Partnership Level: Leader
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News & Announcements

Allied Construction in Des Moines Gives 10 Years

13-Sep-2019

Chuck Follett, Branch Manager of Allied Construction in Des Moines, receives a 10-year plaque from Brian Estrem of ICF recognizing his company's 10 years of support of independent higher education in Iowa... Read More

Grinnell College to go carbon-neutral by 2040

13-Sep-2019

Grinnell College President Raynard Kington said the college wants to be carbon-neutral by 2040. Grinnell College and Zipcar are bringing the car-sharing network (https://www.zipcar.com/universiti.. Read More

Central College announces $20k tuition drop for Fall 2020

12-Sep-2019

A "historic" price plummet introduced this week Central College could reinvigorate the conversation about the cost of higher education. According to Central’s website, leaders say the price change brings a new approach to tuition in Io.. Read More

Gov. Reynolds, Buena Vista University announce $2.9 million gift to develop entrepreneurship program

09-Sep-2019

Casey’s General Stores founder and longtime Chairman/CEO Don Lamberti is donating $2.9 million to establish the Donald F. and Charlene K. Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship at Buena Vista University, Gov. Kim Reynolds and BVU Presid.. Read More

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