GOWRIE DEVELOPMENT FUND
Investing in Gowrie
for today, tomorrow... forever.
The Gowrie Development Fund is an affiliate of the Fort Dodge Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that enables people with charitable interests to develop lasting legacies through funds that support charitable causes, programs and organizations in Gowrie that they care about, easily and effectively.
This new program was established by the Gowrie Development Commission in 2015 as a means for citizens to support projects and programs in the Gowrie community. Anyone can donate to this tax deductivle fund and can specify how they want their donation used or they can make the donation unrestricted and allow the Development Commission decide how to use the funds in the most inpactful way.
Giving Now or Planned/Deferred Giving
Planned giving may be defined as a method of supporting nonprofits and charities that enables you to make larger gifts than you could make from discretionary income. While some planned gifts can provide you with life-long income, others use estate and tax planning techniques to provide to your favorite charities and other heirs in ways that maximize the gift and minimize the tax liabilities on your estate.
Whether you use cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, ect. a planned gift can offer you attractive tax savings and make this type of charitable giving very appealing to you while benefiting the charities you with to support.
Endow Iowa Tax Credit
Our partnership with the Fort Dodge Community Foundation allows this unique incentive. The Endow Iowa tax credit is 25% of the amount of the endowed chariable gift and is only offered through qualified community foundations. The State of Iowa offers this tax credit as an incentive to encourage community minded citizens to donate and give back to their communities to enhance the quality of life in their community.
Is there something in Gowrie that you are passionate about? Leave a legacy that will last long after you are gone. You have the flexibility to choose to support a program or service such as the fire department, swimming pool, skating rink or other cause to enhance the quality of life in Gowrie.
How Do I Give?
We recommend you consult with your own attorney and tax accountant to do what's best for you. When you are ready to make plans for giving to the Gowrie Development Fund you can work directly with the Fort Dodge Community Foundation.
Giving was doubled in 2016!
The Gowrie Development Fund (through the Gowrie Development Commission, Fort Dodge Community Foundation and Grow Greene County) was able to provide grant funds totaling $18,200.00 to the Gowrie Fire Department for the new fire station. The grant was used as an incentive to match other contributions to the fire station.
Matching Funds in 2017!
The Gowrie Development Fund (through the Gowrie Development Commission, Fort Dodge Community Foundation and Grow Greene County) is matching funds up to $10,000.00 to the Gowrie Parks Board for new playground equipment at Laurel Park. The Parks Board has been wanting to complete this project for years! You can help! Make a donation by contacting the City Clerk in Gowrie.