Endowments

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is committed to providing programs and services that are necessary for the health of our community. Through the establishment of endowment funds, generous donors have created a foundation to support this commitment. They have ensured that a reliable source of income will be available so that we can continue meeting the health needs of our community. 

Endowment gifts are established to provide perpetual support for a project, program, or other need. Contributions made to establish endowments are invested to generate earnings. Each year a portion of the earnings from the fund, as determined by our leadership, will be used to support the designated purpose of the gift. Earnings in excess of the amount to be spent will be returned to the fund and reinvested allowing the principal to grow. As the principal grows, the earnings will also grow and continue to provide an ongoing source of support for the purpose designated by the donor.

Endowments are especially well suited for those areas that need a sustained source of annual income and one that can provide support for a project, program, etc., in perpetuity. Invested for long-term growth and carefully managed to preserve capital, endowments provide a lasting legacy for donors and help secure the future for the fund's designated purpose. A minimum gift of $25,000 is required to establish an unrestricted endowment.

Programs endowments help support at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines:

  • Child Life - Blank Children's Hospital
  • Developmental Center - Blank Children's Hospital
  • What's On Your Mind? Program - John Stoddard Cancer Center
  • Residency Programs
  • Nursing Education