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2020 Year-End Giving: Make Sure Your Gift Counts!

December 14, 2020

At the Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa, we are pleased to help you experience the JOY of philanthropy! To ensure…

Boxes, Presents, and Treasured Memories

December 7, 2020

On a child’s first birthday, it is not uncommon to see them get more enjoyment from playing with the box…

A Lasting Legacy: Leaving a Gift to Catholic Charities

November 22, 2020

Anita joined the Catholic Church later in life. It all began as she watched EWTN (Eternal World Television Network) during…

Is a Donor Advised Fund for You?

October 30, 2020

What is a Donor Advised Fund?A donor advised fund is simply a special kind of fund account sponsored by a…

Connecting Faith and Investing

October 5, 2020

Faith-based institutions have, for centuries, considered social and environmental impacts of their financial decisions. At the core of this approach,…

Taking a Closer Look at QCDs

September 22, 2020

This article was written by our partners at PG Calc. The orginal post can be found here. Qualified charitable distributions…

Rutledge Leaves a Legacy

September 13, 2020

Kersti Rutledge will touch the lives of Des Moines Diocesan priests and seminarians for years to come, even though she…

Fall 2020 Greetings

August 31, 2020

All of us at the Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa wish you and yours good health and much happiness. While…

CFSWIA Awards $29,850 in 2020 Grants

July 29, 2020

On June 30th, 2020, the Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa (CFSWIA) awarded 10 grants to Catholic parishes, schools, and organizations…

Gift of Grain Commodities

May 6, 2020

If you are a farmer, a gift of grain or other crops, instead of a cash contribution, can be a…

Lawler and Whitty Join CFSWIA Board

April 22, 2020

Date: April 22, 2020 Contact: Rachel Seidl Email: [email protected] Phone: (515) 237-5044 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION OF SOUTHWEST IOWA…

The Secure Act and the QCD

March 17, 2020

The “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” Act, aka the SECURE Act, was among several bills attached recently to a “must-pass” appropriations…