The Ames Foundation
Our Vision & Mission

The Ames Foundation serves as the catalyst for the identification and execution of projects that enhance the quality of life and create a greater sense of community among citizens.

The Foundation also connects resources with projects in cooperation with public agencies, civic organizations, private entities and individuals. 

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What We Do

For more than 30 years, The Ames Foundation has sought out and raised money for both large and small projects to enhance the city including:

 • Restoration of the historic Band Shell Park
 • Custodian for gifts for the Veterans Memorial 
    and Ames Dog Park

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How You Can Help

When supporting the Ames Foundation or setting up a donor-advised fund, you may be able to receive an additional 25% tax credit from the State of Iowa. With a donor-advised fund, you are able to make a distribution each year to various Iowa charities you are interested in supporting, including The Ames Foundation.

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