EIN 42-1376689

Iowa State Fair Foundation

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
0
State
Year formed
1992
Most recent tax filings
2019-10
Description
The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds for renovation & preservation of the historic lowa State Fairgrounds by soliciting and accepting gifts, donations, bequests and grants to help finance infrastructure projects to guarantee the Fair can co...
Also known as...
Blue Ribbon Foundation

Program areas at Iowa State Fair Foundation

The lowa State Fair Grandstand received another renovation in 2018 thanks to a generous $1 million donation from Kyle and Sharon Krause and Kum & Go. The historic Grandstand structure remained intact, while adding 4,000 floor seats, new restrooms facilities and the newly named Kum & Go Stage. The new stage is much larger and safer with updated sound, lights and video screens The Blue Ribbon Foundation also received a 2018 Prairie Meadows $600,000 Legacy Grant to support the expanded seating inthe Grandstand now called Prairie Meadows Plaza eeeeneeeee

Form 990s for Iowa State Fair Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-102021-05-27990View PDF
2018-102019-08-14990View PDF
2017-102018-08-20990View PDF
2016-102017-06-23990View PDF
2015-102016-07-12990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Who funds Iowa State Fair Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Prairie Meadows Race Track & CasinoIowa State Fair Grandstand Stage and Seating$600,000
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...and 18 more grants received

Financials for Iowa State Fair Foundation

RevenuesFYE 10/2018
Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,659,864
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$46,130
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$494,532
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$595,485
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$13,796,011

Personnel at Iowa State Fair Foundation

NameTitle
Peter CownieExecutive Director
Robin TaylorSponsorship Director
Drew SniezekCommunications Manager
 Subscribe to viewVice President
 Subscribe to viewTreasurer
...and 1 more key personnel

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Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$13,796,011
2018
Yearly growth
110.2%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$7,705,608
2018
Yearly growth
0.8%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$14,868,276
2018
Yearly growth
311.5%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
0
2018
General information
Address
PO Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317
Metro area
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
Website URL
blueribbonfoundation.org/ 
Facebook page
Iowa-State-Fair-Blue-Ribbon-Foundation 
IRS details
EIN
42-1376689
Fiscal year end
October
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1992
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
A11: Arts, Culture and Humanities Single Organization Support
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
Parent/child status
Independent