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Community Foundation of Marshall County (CFMC) Grant

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines - Community Foundation of Marshall County (CFMC)

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #146418

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $95,000 to Iowa nonprofit organizations and government agencies to benefit local residents in eligible locations. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Priority is given to forward-looking projects that can impact the future of the community. Eligible proposals benefit the residents of Marshall County.

2023 Area of Impact – Community Literacy: A strategic goal of CFMC is to grant at least 50% of grant making funds to an area of impact. This year’s area of impact is Community Literacy. CFMC believes programs and projects that increase the literacy of the citizens of Marshall County are essential in advancing Marshall County as a place to thrive. Examples include: reading literacy, media literacy, financial literacy, digital literacy, recreational literacy, civic literacy, health literacy, cultural literacy, emotional/physical literacy and developmental literacy.

Projects given priority:

  • Projects that will align with the area of impact – community literacy
  • Projects that positively impact the future of Marshall County
  • Transformational and/or forward looking projects
  • Projects that require just one time funding

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is available to non-profit, I.R.S. 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations, 170(b) units of government organizations or charitable organizations without the above designations through a qualified fiscal sponsor. Organizations must be in good standing with CFMC which includes completion of prior grant projects and submission of the related final report.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 12:15 p.m.: Informational Grant Meeting via Zoom

Meeting link:
Meeting ID: 680 209 1511

If you are unable to attend the informational session it is recommended that you contact Julie Hitchins, Executive Director, prior to submitting your letter of intent.

Pre-Application Information:

- Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 12:15 p.m.: Informational Grant Meeting via Zoom
- Monday, November 28, 2022: Letter of Intent due by noon
- Wednesday, December 21, 2022: Applicants notified if they are invited to complete application
- Friday, January 27, 2023: Grant applicants due by noon
- March 28, 2023: Grant Award Ceremony

One letter of intent may be submitted per organization.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant award per project is $1,000 with the maximum not to exceed funding available.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed by December 31, 2023.

Contact Information:

Submit Letters of Intent electronically to the CFMC via email at

For more information, please contact Julie Hitchins, Executive Director, by phone at 758-3028 or email at

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