EveryStep Foundation

Invest in a Caring, Connected Community

We all face difficult moments in life. The outcome depends on whether we have care and support along the way – the type that EveryStep provides.  

Your donation to EveryStep strengthens Iowa’s community fabric so that no one experiences adversity alone. Through comprehensive health and human services, we ensure that Iowans have expert care and compassionate support as they go through times of vulnerability.


Your donation will:

  • Invest in professionals who support new parents, young children, grieving families, aging seniors, those living with serious illness, and Iowans facing economic barriers.
  • Advance innovative programs that prioritize people, not profit, and that work in collaboration with other agencies.
  • Have an immediate impact by meeting people’s urgent needs and improve outcomes by ensuring temporary setbacks don’t last a lifetime.
  • Benefit our entire community by filling the gaps between our systems and helping people access the connections, tools, and resources to thrive.

Learn about our impact in the lives of Iowans and communities across our state.

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Support our Pregnancy, Parenting & Immigrant/Refugee Programs
Please consider a gift to EveryStep’s Threads of Hope campaign to directly support our impactful pregnancy, parenting, and refugee/immigrant programs. Our free programs assist new and expecting parents along their journeys, support the health and development of infants and young children, help families navigate our complicated health care and social systems, and provide at-home health care to expecting moms and children with special needs.

Learn more about Threads of Hope    Make a gift today

Become a Monthly Donor

A consistent gift maximizes our ability to serve Iowans and strengthen communities. Donate HERE.

Memorial/Tribute Gifts

Whether honoring a family member, friend, or colleague, or commemorating a special event, we want to help you pay tribute as you support vital services. Click HERE to donate.

Corporate Sponsorship

We can help you meet your corporate social responsibility goals, while making a lasting impact. Our events and volunteer opportunities provide many opportunities for making a difference.

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Planned Giving

Our Caring Legacy options allow you to structure your gifts in ways that will continue to brighten the lives of those we serve for decades to come. You can designate your donation to a specific program or through specific methods of giving.

Gifts by Will or Living Trust

A gift to our Foundation in your will or revocable trust enables you to continue your giving and impact the lives of the clients, patients, and families we serve for generations to come. This type of gift is easy to arrange, will not alter your current lifestyle in any way, and can be easily modified to address changing needs. With a bequest, you may save on income taxes, capital gains taxes, and estate taxes. Suggested language follows: 

I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ to EveryStep Foundation, or its future entity, a nonprofit organization located at 3000 Easton Boulevard, Des Moines, IA, 50317, Federal Tax ID #42-1239748, for EveryStep/Amanda the Panda’s general use and purpose.

Retirement Assets

You can help preserve your retirement funds by leaving assets, such as a 401(k) or an IRA, to EveryStep Foundation. If you are 70 ½ or older, you can rollover up to $100,000 per year from your IRA as a charitable gift. Through these gifts, you avoid the tax on income if directed to charity.

Appreciated Securities

Gifts of securities such as stocks and mutual funds you have owned for at least one year entitle you to an income tax charitable deduction equal to the full market value. Along with your deduction, you also avoid capital gains tax on the securities you contribute.

Life Insurance

Life insurance can be turned into a gift by naming the EveryStep Foundation as the beneficiary of your policy. A gift of life insurance may provide valuable income and estate tax savings.

Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

By creating a donor-advised fund, you are eligible for an immediate charitable tax deduction for the full fund amount while allowing you to distribute the funds at a later time to charities of your choosing. Gifts of cash, securities, real estate, shares of a closely-held business, or other appreciated assets open a DAF. To open a DAF you will need to coordinate with a vehicle such as your local community foundation. You advise how you would like the money to be donated.

*Contact your financial advisor with inquiries about your specific financial situation.

Ways Your Support Touch the Community

Other Ways to Give

Looking for other ways to show your support? Contact EveryStep Foundation at giving@everystep.org with questions, suggestions, or ideas. Or, ask us about any of these opportunities to share your time or donations:

EveryStep honors the rights of its donors, and we take many steps to protect your information. We closely follow and periodically update our internal policies and procedures regarding the maintenance, protection and security of your donor information. To learn more about our donor policies and procedures, please contact EveryStep Foundation at giving@everystep.org or call 515-271-1335.

Privacy of Donor Information

EveryStep does not share donor information with third parties without a donor’s explicit permission. Donor information is only used for the purpose of EveryStep’s direct fundraising efforts. If you have questions or concerns, please email EveryStep Foundation at giving@everystep.org or call 515-271-1335.

Security of Donor Information

EveryStep selected and uses Blackbaud to serve as its secure electronic platform for processing donor transactions and maintaining donor records. Access to EveryStep’s donor records is maintained on a need-to-know basis. Appropriate controls for access to electronic records are maintained to protect confidential donor data.

EveryStep Foundation also follows a records retention procedure which specifies when and how donor-related documents are maintained, expired and destroyed. If you have questions or concerns, please email EveryStep Foundation at giving@everystep.org or call 515-271-1335..


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