The Lee County Charitable Fund is a volunteer grant committee made up of board members from the North Lee County Community Foundation and the Keokuk Area Community Foundation. The Lee County Charitable Fund Endowment is held in trust at the Keokuk Area Community Foundation.
Every year, The Lee County Charitable Fund makes grants to ONLY Lee County, Iowa 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations and qualified governmental agencies. The Lee County Charitable Fund Grant Application opens every February/March. Grants are awarded every summer.
Funding for the Lee County Charitable Fund comes from the Iowa County Endowment Fund Program, which was established in 2004 by the Iowa State Legislature in HF 2302. Through the County Endowment Fund Program, a percentage of the state’s gaming tax revenue is distributed to community foundations in the 84 counties that do not hold a state-issued gaming license.