Fort Dodge Community Foundation
"Investing in Our Community Today, Tomorrow...Forever."

The Fort Dodge Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that enables people with charitable interests to develop lasting legacies through funds that support causes, programs and organizations in their community that they care about, easily and effectively.

As a qualified community foundation serving Fort Dodge, Webster County and Northwest Central Iowa, the Fort Dodge Community Foundation makes grants to a wide range of nonprofit organizations and charitable causes to advance the quality of life of all citizens and to address important community issues, challenges and opportunities.

Learning About and Celebrating our History and Culture

The Fort Dodge Community Foundation is putting the robust history of our community at our fingertips. This historical website highlights the robust history and rich culture of Fort Dodge and Webster County. Our community is blessed with a dynamic history, vibrant culture, rich traditions and interesting nostalgia. Understanding and appreciating the history of our community is important because it allows us to know our past, understand our present and shape our future. Our history provides us with insight into our community’s culture, traditions and folklore. It details the progress and growth of our community and how it happened. Celebrating our history helps us gain greater appreciation and respect for the amazing leadership, commitment and sacrifice that early Fort Dodgers made to build and grow our community from its beginnings in 1850 through the decades that followed.

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Contact Us

Fort Dodge Community Foundation
24 N 9th Street, Suite B
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

Phone: 515.573.3179

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Disaster Response Fund - Please Donate

The Disaster Response Fund will address needs in Fort Dodge and Webster County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As our community and its most vulnerable populations face the effects and impact of COVID-19, the Disaster Response Fund will provide an opportunity for the public to give with the assurance that their charitable donations will be used effectively and efficiently in Fort Dodge and Webster County. We are working in partnership with the Webster County Emergency Operations Committee (EOC) to make sure that we can rapidly deploy funds and move resources to where they are most needed and to adapt to evolving needs. The flexibility of the fund will ensure that we will be able to respond to needs that are not able to be met by existing non-profit, local, state and federal programs.

To donate – checks can be made payable to the Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Way / Disaster Response Fund. We are also accepting donations through Paypal. Please click the "Donate" button below to be taken to our donation page. For more information about this fund and how you can support it, please email the Fort Dodge Community Foundation at