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Buena Vista County Community Foundation Grant

Grants to Buena Vista County, Iowa Nonprofits,
Public Agencies, and School Districts for Capital Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Buena Vista County Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/30/18 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Buena Vista County, Iowa nonprofits, government organizations, and school districts for projects that will benefit local County residents and communities. Funding is intended for capital projects, rather than for operational programming.

The Foundation offers several types of grants, including:

Small Grants: Designed to be an entry-level grant that provides for the achievement of smaller projects or for smaller organizations with limited resources. No matching funds required but it is always good to show that the organization supports the project by providing some resources to the effort.

Medium Grants: These grants are by far the largest percentage of what the Foundation funds. The Medium Grants increase the award levels from the Small Grants and add some additional requirements.

Large Grants: Designed specifically to be harder to achieve funding the type allows for funding of great projects that have larger costs but greater benefits. These grants are unlimited in terms of dollars. However, the Foundation only has limited funds available to grant out to organizations, thus the Foundation reserves the right to cap funding and/or provide funding over an extended period of time.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 135928

Estimated Size of Grant:

Small Grants - Grants may not exceed $2,000.

Medium Grants - Grants may not exceed $5,000.

Large Grants - Grant size is unlimited in award amount.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a 501(c)3 organization or a governmental or educational organization such as a City, County, or Community School District, or utilize a fiscal agent.

The Foundation does not support operational programming.

Applicants are eligible to be awarded one grant application per 12-month time period unless they have not yet completed their prior project in which case they are not eligible until that project is completed. Projects are not considered completed until the Foundation has received and accepted the Final Report from the grantee.

Pre-Application Information:

Any grants not received and in hand by 4:00 P.M. on November 30th, 2018 will be returned and not considered in the 2018 Fall round of grants.

In an effort to assist organizations who wish to apply for a grant in the spring grant cycle the foundation will be posting tips and tricks on the foundation’s Facebook page: Questions can be submitted via the Foundation's Facebook page or email provided they are submitted at least 5 days prior to the grant deadline.

Grants must be signed by two unique individuals, one of which must be the highest authority person able to sign and commit the organization to the terms of the grant award, if awarded.

Matching Requirements:
- Small Grants - Require no matching funds but matching funds always help.
- Medium Grants - A $1 for $1 match is required but the match can be either cash or in-kind donations or services.
- Large Grants - This grant type requires a 1 to 1 cash match. Example: An award for $10,000 would have to be matched with cash from the grantee of $10,000 or another non-county foundation source.

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Application information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail or deliver applications to:

Buena Vista County Community Foundation
PO Box 771
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

Grants may also be dropped off at the Storm Lake Public Library (609 Cayuga Street in Storm Lake, Iowa)

Phone: 201-862-8223

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Buena Vista County