Endowing the Future

In 2013, we established the Ashworth Road Baptist Church Endow Iowa fund. This endowment was established to help secure the future of the ministry of Ashworth Road while allowing us to expand our mission today. The Ashworth Road Baptist Church Endow Iowa fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines is rewarding in more ways than one. 

Gifts to the endowment improve lives in our community, and the Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program offers generous tax incentives to make it easier to give more for less. Those who give to a permanently endowed fund such as Ashworth Road's at a qualified community foundation or affiliate organization, including the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, are eligible to receive 25% tax credits for their gifts. Community members who give are also able to take advantage of the tax credits in conjunction with federal tax deductions.

Tax credits are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, with approximately $4.5 million available annually statewide. The tax credits can be claimed by individuals, businesses or financial institutions.

To donate to the Ashworth Road Baptist Church Endow Iowa fund online, go to the Community Foundation's Give Now page, select "Agency Funds" from the Fund Type drop down and then select "Ashworth Road Baptist Church Endow Iowa Fund" from the Fund Name drop down.