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Grants to Iowa Nonprofits and Public Institutions in Eligible Regions to Benefit Local Residents

Community Foundation of Jackson County Grant


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Community Foundation of Jackson County
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Geographic Focus
USA: Iowa: Jackson County

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/30/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations and public institutions in eligible regions to benefit local residents. Funding is intended to support programs in the following areas of focus: health, wellness, human services, education, community development, environment, diversity, arts and culture, senior citizens, youth, families, and historical preservation projects. Applicants must provide services within Jackson County.

The Community Foundation of Jackson County welcomes proposals for projects that benefit a broad spectrum of the community or a chronically underserved segment of the population. The Foundation looks for projects which:

  • Address significant community issues and lead to long-term, sustainable solutions
  • Present innovative, creative, and practical proposals which build on community strengths
  • Focus on strategic innovations that encourage cooperation, create efficiencies and reduce duplication of services
  • Has clear and measurable program results
  • Improves quality of life for the most disadvantaged in the community

Funding Priorities

  • Community Development - Programs that address community and neighborhood development, both social and economic.
  • Diversity - Programs that bring tolerance, inclusion, and value to people of all backgrounds regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age or physical challenges.
  • Education - Encompass community education projects that serve all age groups and segments of the population.
  • Environment - Programs that address local natural resources and environment
  • Health and Human Services - Encompasses social service projects that benefit the underserved segments of the community. (For example, issues of homelessness, health care, hunger, poverty, and the elderly.)
  • Children, Youth, Families and Senior Citizens - Programs that enhance the quality of life for children and youth through opportunities to enhance their intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development.
  • Arts and Culture, including Historic Preservation - Programs that increase access to and awareness of arts and culture.  
  • Wellness Projects - Programs that promote health, wellness education and disease prevention

Additional details on priority areas of funding can be found here:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for funding, an organization/program must:
- Provide services within Jackson County
- Be a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, public institution, and/or organization without nonprofit status partnering with a fiscal sponsor organization
- Operate in a manner that no applicable anti-discrimination laws are violated
- Submit only one proposal per funding year per organization

In general, grants are not made for the following:
- Capital Campaigns
- Individuals
- Operating Expenses
- Political Organizations and Purposes
- ‘Inherently religious’ activities such as religious worship, instruction, or proselytization or activities that promote specific religious doctrine

Pre-Application Information
Cycle Dates:
- Available Sept. 1
- Due Sept. 30

Please note: the Foundation has migrated to a new grant management system. If this is the first grant you have applied for in 2023, you will need to create a new account before you log in.

Contact Information

To learn more, please contact Lori Loch at or 563-588-2700.

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Roshek Building Suite 195
700 Locust Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

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