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Grants to Iowa Nonprofits and Local Government Entities in Eligible
Regions to Improve the Quality of Life for Local Residents

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Clay County Community Foundation (CCCF)

Deadline Date:

01/15/22 Midnight - Electronic submission or Postmarked by date


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Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations and local government entities in eligible regions for projects that improve the local quality of life. Funds are intended for new projects or for the enhancement or expansion of existing services, programs, or facilities. Eligible applicants are in Clay County.

Clay County Community Foundation funds can be used for broad, flexible purposes, including: assisting arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health and human services, recreation areas, and supporting high-impact community opportunities.  

Prioritized Needs:

  • Economic Development/Quality Job Creation – Focus is on innovative non-traditional economic development activities, i.e., youth entrepreneurial development programs, artist entrepreneurship programs, micro-enterprise lending programs, etc., and creation of new jobs or expansion of existing jobs.
  • Activities (Cultural, Recreational, Social and Educational) – Special emphasis is placed on activities that bring people together throughout the county, and that bring people to the county.
  • Parks and Outdoor Recreation Facilities – This includes trails, campgrounds, and other recreational facilities.
  • Utilize and Support Existing Organizations, Resources, Services and Facilities that Contribute to Quality of Life – Includes projects to more effectively market or make services and programs more fully available to people, whether through better marketing or through efforts to accommodate employed parents' schedules, or the scheduling preferences or requirements of senior citizens, youth, individuals with special needs, etc.
  • Health and Human Services – This includes projects offering mental health, medical, or dental services and those providing other assistance resources to the community or efforts to help residents find those resources.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 135944

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Simple Grant: Applicants seeking amounts under $3,000
- Standard Grants: Applicants seeking amounts ranging from $3,001 to $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible CCCF Simple, Standard or Impact Grant applicants must be 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations OR units of local government. If neither of these applies, applicant may utilize an eligible Fiscal Sponsor. Generally, CCCF will not consider grants for religious purposes, political activities, endowment, annual fund drives, individuals, capital campaigns, budget deficit or general operating expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

Electronically submit a completed Standard Grant Application or a Simple Grant Application and required supporting documents online through the CCCF website by midnight on January 15th.

If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, both electronic submission and postmark deadlines are the first working day after January 15.

Simple Application Information:

Standard Application Information:

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

Email Application Forms to:

Also submit by mail one (1) paper copy of the completed Application Form and all supporting documentation to:
CCCF Administrative Office
c/o Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309

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