Warren County Philanthropic Partnership is excited to announce the launch of a new look for the first time in more than 10 years, thanks to a grant from the Iowa Council of Foundations.

WCPP was originally established and maintained by Warren County Economic Development, but broke from WCEDC in 2005 to become a nonprofit community foundation under the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. This will be the first time since 2005 that WCPP has updated their look, including a new logo, updated website, new social media and more.

“We hope the new look will established Warren County Philanthropic Partnership as a professional and trusted community foundation in Warren County,” said Executive Director Emily Roush-Bobolz. 

The capacity-building grant from ICoF has allowed WCPP to hire a professional to create the new logo, brochure and other materials. The grant also provided dollars for professional development for WCPP staff and board development. 

Roush-Bobolz says WCPP hopes to work more closely with city and county leaders, as well as other nonprofit organizations, to collaborate on projects and economic development to improve the quality of life in the county. 

WCPP has been known for most of its more than 10 years as a grantmaking organization, providing grants to nonprofit organizations in Warren County. Since its inception, they have awarded more than $1 million to projects in the county. Money from Iowa’s County Endowment Fund provides the funds for the grants awarded each year. Iowa’s non-gaming counties benefit from dollars paid to the state by Iowa’s casinos. That money goes into the County Endowment Fund and a portion is distributed to each county without a casino. 

With the redesign, WCPP will be doing more than grantmaking. Additional services include helping residents with their charitable giving, whether its through donations to WCPP or setting up funds to regularly give to a charity of their choice. The organization can also assist nonprofit organizations in the county with setting up their own funds for their own operations.

“We’re excited about the direction WCPP is going!” said Roush-Bobolz.