Ways to Give

Your gift supports life-changing out-of-school time programs for central Iowa youth from all backgrounds and walks of life. Each year, more than 3,500 kids and teens experience the magic of Camp Fire thanks to the generosity of our donors.


Give Online

Making a gift online is easy and convenient. You can choose to make a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift through our easy-to-use online platform.


Make a Gift by Phone

If you’d prefer to make a gift by phone, please call 515.274.1501.


Make a Gift by Mail

Send your gift by check, made payable to:

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
5615 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50310


Match Your Gift

Many employers have matching gift programs which can enhance the impact of your charitable contributions and/or volunteer hours. Contact your employer’s HR department to learn how to participate.


Become a Sustaining Donor

Save time and provide reliable, essential support by joining our monthly giving program.


Designate Your Workplace Campaign Gift

Many workplaces host annual giving campaigns to support local charities. Designate your United Way or Iowa One Gift (Agency #1110) campaign donations to Camp Fire Heart of Iowa to support our life-changing programs for youth.


Set Camp Fire as your AmazonSmile recipient

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Camp Fire every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop via AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and shopping experience as Amazon.com, but with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Camp Fire Heart of Iowa.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app). On your browser, you may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. When you’re using the app, always check for the “AmazonSmile” logo to ensure you’re activated for AmazonSmile.

Select Camp Fire Heart of Iowa as your charity of choice and Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of your purchases to our life-changing programs!


Donate Program Supplies via our Amazon Wishlists

Directly support your favorite programs and activities by purchasing items from our Amazon Wishlists and shipping them directly to our offices! See what our most urgent needs are by clicking the links below.


Make a Gift of Appreciated Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

You can support Camp Fire’s work by making a gift of stock, bonds, or mutual funds. A gift of appreciated securities provides a charitable deduction for the full market value of stock and avoids capital gains taxes that would normally be due at sale. To make a gift of appreciated securities, please contact Kelly Peterson-Cruse, Executive Director, at 515-274-1501 or kelly@campfireiowa.org.

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa’s Tax ID number is 42-0680459.


Make an IRA Charitable Rollover Gift

If you are 70 ½ or older, a donation made through your IRA will count toward your required minimum distribution and is not considered taxable income. Please ask your administrator to note your name and address in connection with the transfer or contact Kelly Peterson-Cruse, Executive Director, at 515-274-1501 or kelly@campfireiowa.org.

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa’s Tax ID number is 42-0680459.


Legacy Giving

Legacy gifts made through a will, trust, life insurance, annuity or other financial planning vehicle allow donors the opportunity to make a meaningful gift with a lasting impact that will support Camp Fire for many generations to come. These gifts can also provide tax advantages and/or a fixed and guaranteed source of income for the donor for the rest of their life.

If you would like information, have questions about making a legacy gift, or if you already have Camp Fire in your estate, please contact Kelly Peterson-Cruse, Executive Director, at 515-274-1501 or kelly@campfireiowa.org.