How You Can Support WCI

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Gifts of All Sizes Welcome!

You can make great things happen no matter the size of your contribution! Large or small, gifts help maintain our historic properties and support programs that reach all ages. As a 501c3 nonprofit, we’re grateful for your support. Our tax ID number is 42-1322071.

All donors receive a monthly e-newsletter, special event notices, and annual report recognition.

One-Time Donation

Monthly or Annual Donation



Property Improvement Donation

Retirement Recognition Gift

Wallace Farm Site Manager Lisa Swanson is well-known in the area for her hosta expertise and passion for gardening and growing. In recognition of Lisa’s retirement after 20 years of service to the Wallace Centers of Iowa, this special fund will be used for the maintenance and improvement of the floral gardens at the Wallace Farm. Thank you for showing your appreciation for Lisa’s dedication and commitment.

Special Giving: Lisa’s Floral Garden Fund

Giving Other Assets

In addition to cash, accepted gifts include securities, real estate, bequests, life insurance beneficiary designations, and other kinds. If you’d like to discuss a potential gift, please contact Ann Taylor, Vice President, Marketing & Resource Development or call 515-243-7063.

All inquiries are confidential and without any obligation. You should also consult your trusted professionals for legal, financial, insurance, or estate planning advice. WCI staff are not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice.



60 Sponsorships at a variety of price points are available for programs, events and features at both historic locations. Here’s a sample:

  • $250 for a night at Picnic Theater
  • $500 for the Kitchen Garden at the Wallace House
  • $1,000 towards a Farm Internship for a deserving college student
  • $2,500 to support Pizza on the Prairie at the Wallace Farm
  • $5,000 for the new Geothermal Greenhouse
  • $7,500 for Farm to Table Thursdays at the Wallace House

Look over the complete Sponsorship Menu of options and benefits, then contact Ann to start a conversation. Thank you for your partnership with us.


Endowment Giving

Gifts to WCI’s endowment provide reliable, consistent funding for WCI’s operations over the long term.  WCI has two endowment funds to choose from, both professionally managed at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines:

Wallace Centers of Iowa Endow Iowa fund allows for Iowa tax credits to eligible donors

Wallace Centers of Iowa Endowment fund

A team of professionals are available to answer any questions you might have about giving to an endowment fund. Contacting Ann is the first step and all inquiries are confidential and without any obligation. Our tax ID number is 42.1322071.


In-Kind Donations

Examples of in-kind donations include porch furniture, a food processor, garden equipment, office supplies and a working freezer. Artifacts relating to the Wallace family such as photos, books, or other memorabilia might be of interest.

Please contact us with a description of the item to insure that your contribution is a good fit for our needs.