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We need board members!!!

Do you want to be a part of helping the Des Moines community thrive?! The Des Moines Legacy Foundation is looking for board members with a passion for our region to help us support our diverse and unique south sound town!

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Creating a legacy of
enrichment through arts and recreation
 in Des Moines since 1999.

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What is the
Des Moines Legacy Foundation?

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation was established in 1999 as a non-profit with the mission of making a difference in the quality of life for the underserved populations living in Des Moines, WA. By bringing local patrons, partners, sponsors, businesses, schools, places of worship and granting sources together, the Legacy Foundation has been able to provide funding and support for various activities and programs aimed to enrich the lives of elderly, youth and other underserved Des Moines citizens.

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Celebrating 25 years!

Des Moines Legacy Foundation has transformed the city over the last 25
years by enriching our diverse community through charitable giving for senior services, human services, youth services, parks and playground equipment, visual and performing arts, and recreation and program scholarships.


To celebrate 25 years of community giving, the Des Moines Legacy Foundation is granting $25,000 in mini grants to energize and inspire our City in 2024.

The best way to find yourself, 

is to lose yourself

in the service of others

-Mahatma Ghandi

Upcoming Events

Event Photo Galleries


The 2024 Legacy Foundation Annual
Bayside Ball

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation's annual fundraising event with live music, dancing, and mouth-watering food! Big thanks to those who joined us this year in fundraising to make a lasting difference in the lives of those in our community.

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2024 International Sculpture Day

Thanks to a generous grant from 4CULTURE, The Legacy Foundation was able to team up with local artists Fred Andrews, George Scott and Pat McVay to give local youth the opportunity to explore their creative side.


Waterland Kids Festival 2023

Tons of fun at the beach park! Bounce-a-Polooza bounce house extravaganza! Pirate arts, face painting, musical entertainment, petting zoo, Hydroplanes & Jr. Parade float creation all to celebrate the little ones of Des Moines!

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2023 Destination Des Moines Trick or Treat Path

No tricks, just treats at the 2023 Destination Des Moines Trick or Treat path! Cruella and the crew had a blast handing out candy to all the local scaries!!

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Help Us Make a Difference
Leave a one-time donation

Thank you for helping us make a difference!

Become a Volunteer!

Want to get more involved with The Des Moines Legacy Foundation? If you love our city or find passion in helping people, then this could be the opportunity for you!

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