Who We Are

In 1995, the ZKL Educational Foundation was formed so that the group’s fundraising, philanthropic efforts, and awarding of college scholarships could be better supported and sustained through the establishment of a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization {42-1408585}. Providing college scholarships was one of the first community-support activities that ZKL Educational Foundation provided which remains as its main philanthropic endeavor today. Initially, the scholarships were awarded to undergraduates at Drake University, the University of Iowa, and Iowa State University. Today, scholarships are awarded to ethnically diverse students from the Greater Des Moines area attending any accredited college or university.

What We Do

Each year, the ZKL Educational Foundation advances its mission to bridge educational and leadership opportunities for students and develop better citizens for our community. The primary goal of our organization is to develop tomorrow’s leaders and professionals by investing in today’s youth. Your contribution helps strengthen our impact in the lives of ethnically diverse students of the Greater Des Moines area, through scholarships, mentoring, and academic programming.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bridge educational and leadership opportunities for students and develop better citizens for our communities.