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The Role of the Van Meter Educational Foundation:

The Van Meter Educational Foundation (VMEF) is a non-profit corporation designed to support and enhance the Van Meter Community School District in a variety of ways, including funding educational mini-grants, scholarships for students, and other long-term projects benefiting the School District and the community.


Mini-Grant Program: 

Applications are accepted for the VMEF Mini-Grant Program from all K-12 educators, to assist in funding classroom resources and / or materials above and beyond those already available. Application cycles are announced by the Foundation in the Spring, Fall, or bi-annually, as funds allow.


Donations to the Foundation:

All donations to the Van Meter Educational Foundation (VMEF) are tax-deductible and 100% of every donation goes back to supporting students, teachers and educationally-based projects within the Van Meter School District.


Metro Area Employers that Match Donations:

The following Des Moines Metro area employers will match gifts to the Van Meter Educational Foundation. If you or someone you know works for any of the following employers, a matching gift form can be found at the employers Human Resources Office. Please fill out the form and return it to Human Resources once you have made a contribution. 

 A. J. Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.
Abbott Fund
Alliant Energy Corporation
Assurant Matching Gift Program
Aviva Charitable Foundation
Bank of America - Matching Gifts Program
Benefit Source, Inc
Cisco Systems Matching Gift Program
Citigroup Matching Gifts & Volunteer Program
Des Moines Register Matching Funds
DuPont De Nemours & Company
Eaton Corp
Farmers Insurance Group
Foster Group Inc
Gannett  Co Inc Matching Gifts Program
General Mills Matching Gift Program
GivingExpress Online
GlaxoSmithKline - Matching Gifts Fund
Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited
Goodrich Corp - Matching Funds Program
Guidant Corp - Matching Gifts Program
H & R Block Foundation
Hallmark Cards Inc
Honeywell Int - Matching Gifts Program
IBM - Matching Gifts Program
ING Community Matching Gifts Program
Ingersoll-Rand Co - Matching Gifts Program
John Hancock
Jostens Our Town Foundation
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Key Financial Services
KeyCorp Key Foundation
Marion County State Bank
Marsh & McLennan Cos - Matching Gifts Program
McDonalds Corp
Meredith Corporation Foundation
Merrill Lynch & Co _ Matching Gifts Program
MetLife Foundation
MidAmerican Energy Foundation
Midland National Life Insurance Company (Sammons)
MMC - Marsh & McLennan Companies
Monsanto Co - Matching Funds Program
Nationwide Insurance Office of Corporate Citizenship
New York Life Giving and Volunteering Inititives
Novo Nordisk Matching Gift Program
Pepsico Foundation - Matching Gifts Program
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Phillips Petroleum Company
The Principal Financial Group Foundation,Inc.
Quaker Oats Foundation
Sammons Financial Group
Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Charitable Trust Account
The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation
UBS Financial
Union Pacific Corp - Matching Gifts Program
The UPS Foundation
US Bancorp Foundation
Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gift Program


Contact & Join the Van Meter Educational Foundation:

Please contact Scott Prouty, President - VMEF, at