Who We Are
Established in 2018 by Lerynne West and her family as an avenue to support worthy causes by sharing a portion of the winnings of a Powerball Jackpot, The Callum Foundation carries the name of a family member who did not have the opportunity to live a full life.
The goal of The Callum Foundation is to offer financial support to established, 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, as decided by the board of directors. Our board concentrates its contributions on key areas of interest throughout Central Iowa and beyond. These areas of specific interest include (but are not limited to): children's health; poverty and hunger; education; animal welfare; and veteran affairs.
The maximum amount of money allowed per request is $25,000; and only applications from 501(c)(3) organizations with valid tax ID numbers will be reviewed. All eligible organizations can apply via our Request for Funding application.
Thank you for your interest in The Callum Foundation!
There are unscrupulous people using several social media and email scams to impersonate Lerynne West, or The Callum Foundation to obtain personal financial information from individuals. These are fake accounts and false solicitations that we have reported to the appropriate sources. Neither Ms. West nor The Callum Foundation will ask you to share your financial information electronically. If this occurs, please delete the email, or social media messages when you receive them. The only place to get accurate and updated information on The Callum Foundation is at this website.
To provide funding to 501(c)(3) organizations to help individuals and strengthen communities in ways that will make a measured impact on the lives of those in need.
To promote 501(c)(3) organizations that benefit the greater good and to ensure that people of all walks of life have the ability to live with purpose and dignity regardless of their income or background.