How to Give

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DMPL Foundation Endow Iowa Fund

We now offer you another way to give that benefits you and the Library Foundation. With your donation to the Des Moines Public Library Foundation Endow Iowa Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, you can receive an Iowa tax credit of 25% of the gifted amount. You will help us grow this endowment to support future library programs and services. A variety of gifts qualify – cash, real estate, farmland, appreciated securities and outright gifts of retirement assets.

Endow Iowa Tax Credits are available on a first-come/first –serve basis until the yearly appropriated limit is reached. The statewide allocation is $6 million. If the current year’s tax credits have been exhausted, qualified donors are eligible for the next year’s credits. Donors have five years to use their Endow Iowa Tax Credits.

Endow Iowa charitable gifts must be made through the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, 1915 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309, 515-883-2626, or online at www.desmoinesfoundation.org. Just select – Des Moines Public Library Foundation Endow Iowa Fund.


Start your online shopping at our Amazon Smile site, and Amazon will donate a portion of your qualifying purchase to the Des Moines Public Library Foundation.


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You can also donate by Downloading Our Donation Form which you can print, complete, and return along with your check and donation form.

Mailing a gift to:

Des Moines Public Library Foundation
1000 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309 

Honors or Memorials

A gift can be made in honor of, or in memory of, someone you care about. Should you wish to make a gift to our book collection in honor or in memory of someone, simply forward the gift to the Foundation with instructions and/or contact information and we will work with you directly on the gift. A bookplate may be added at the time the book(s) is placed in the collection.

Gift of Stock

Yes, you can make a gift of stock. Please call the foundation at 248-6402 for additional information.

Leave a Legacy

You can have a lasting legacy of support for the library by including the Des Moines Public Library Foundation in your estate planning. Planned gifts can show a lifetime of caring and be in the form of a bequest, a gift of life insurance, stocks, or annuities.

Thank you for your support. The difference between an excellent library and a great library may be you! 

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