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CFMC County Endowment Grant - The Great Marshall County Comeback

Grants to Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies for Projects that
Enhance the Quality of Life in Eligible Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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

Conf. Date:


LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

01/22/21 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $65,000 to Iowa nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs and projects that enhance the quality of life in eligible regions. Priority is given to projects to strengthen the local community following recent disasters, including Coronavirus (COVID-19). Projects must benefit the residents of Marshall County.

Over 25 months portions of Marshall County have endured three disasters (tornado, COVID-19 and derecho) and the CFMC recognizes this is an unprecedented time for organizations and the citizens they serve. The CFMC Board of Directors has defined “The Great Marshall County Comeback” as projects where Marshall County comes back stronger and better than before.

Projects given priority:

  • Projects that will contribute to the “Great Marshall County Comeback”
  • Projects that positively impact the future of Marshall County
  • Transformational and/or forward looking projects

The grant application should be for a specific project. Grant application materials will be reviewed and evaluated for:

  • The project’s positive impact on how the citizens of Marshall County live, learn, work and play.
  • The population that your project serves
  • The financial feasibility and support from other financial and human resources.
  • How the project fits with other community plans (i.e. city plans, community visioning plans).
  • If the project has a well-planned approach, committed leadership and the involvement of individuals with the skills necessary to carry out the project.
  • The use of collaborative strategies that support efficiencies, increase effectiveness and build leadership for achieving broader impact without duplication.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146418

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, 2021.

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.

It is preferred that only one proposal is submitted per organization.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Learn more about the 2021 County CFMC County Endowment grant process on Thursday, November 5th at 12:15 via Zoom.

Zoom meeting link:
Meeting ID: 833 6086 9880 Passcode: CFMC123
Call in Number: (312) 626-6799

Pre-Application Information:

All interested applicants start by submitting a letter of intent to the CFMC Board of Directors for review. Grant application materials will be offered by invitation only to selected applicants.

Grant Cycle Timeline:
- December 1, 2020: Letter of Intent is due by noon
- December 16-17, 2020: Applicants notified if they have been invited to complete application
- January 22, 2021: Grant applicants due by noon
- March, 22, 2021: Grant Award Ceremony

*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.

You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your application materials. If you do not receive an email acknowledging receipt, you must follow up by calling the office.

Contact Information:

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

Submit LOIs to:

Julie Hitchins, Executive Director
11 N 1st Avenue
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Marshall County

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