Annual Giving

Through Our Family of Funds

The Annual Giving Family of Funds consists of the fundamental programming needs and allows donors to direct their gift to areas of interest.  Each year, DMCS relies on Annual Giving contributions to provide programming, equipment and enhancements to deepen the student experience in all areas of their education.  Below are 6 areas of interest where you may direct your gift.

Believe + Achieve Fund
Our campus is expanding. We have been gifted the resources to build a 42,000 sq. ft. addition to continue the Master Plan for our facilities, but furnishing this addition and renovation of an additional 25,000 sq. ft. existing facility requires additional support. Join us in equipping this space, providing students additional tools and spaces to create, innovate, collaborate, design, sing, worship, play and learn. Make a pledge or DONATE NOW

Annual Fund
Annual gifts provide support for operations, programs and advancements that strengthen and support our mission and allows your unrestricted gift be directed to our greatest area of need. DONATE NOW

Tuition Assistance Fund
Annual gifts provide assistance to students whose families demonstrate need through an independent financial aid application process and who would otherwise likely not be able to attend DMCS. This fund impacts approximately 1:6 students annually. DONATE NOW

Professional Development Fund
DMCS strives to recruit and retain faculty who teach to the highest standards, are passionate about educating your kids, are mission driven and are excellent Christian role models. DONATE NOW

Technology and Innovation Fund
Annual gifts provides funding for teachers to facilitate student learning through innovative and challenging curriculum that provides a classroom experience that is ever-changing.  DONATE NOW

Fine Arts Fund
Gifts support the equipment needs for our new performing arts center.  These areas of impact include:  theater productions, musical instruments, costumes, set design and visual artists.  DONATE NOW

Athletics Fund
Gifts provide funding for all sports programs.  Areas of impact include:  sports equipment, uniforms and facilities. DONATE NOW

Heart of Iowa School Tuition Organization
The Heart of Iowa STO is a completely separate entity comprised of Des Moines Christian School and several other Christian Schools. A family's need is determined by Iowa law, based on total income. Donors receive a 65% state of Iowa tax credit for donations to the STO and may also claim this gift on their federal income tax return. Tax credits are limited each calendar year. Contact Heart of Iowa Treasurer Cheryl Minor with questions.

Matching Gifts
Would you like to increase and possibly double the value of your gifts to Des Moines Christian School? Does your company have a matching gift program?  Would DMCS qualify under your company's matching gift guidelines? Please check with your company's Accounting Office.Companies who have previously matched gifts to DMCS.  


The Annual Giving Family of Funds supports faculty and students through the school's operating budget. Should designated contributions exceed a fund's limited budget, the school directs the use of such funds to the area of greatest need.