Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Grants to Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies for Projects to Benefit Local Residents in Eligible Locations

Community Foundation of Marshall County (CFMC) Grant


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Community Foundation of Marshall County (CFMC)
Array ( )

Geographic Focus
USA: Iowa: Marshall County

Important Dates
LOI Date: 11/27/23
Deadline: 01/26/24 Noon Save

Grant Description
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.

2024 Area of Impact – ALICE Household Assistance & Alleviation Initiatives: A strategic goal of CFMC is to grant at least 50% of grant-making funds to an area of impact.

Demographic: ALICE (Asset limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Households - earning more than the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to afford the basics where they live.

Relief Services: Food Assistance and Utility Assistance

ALICE Alleviation Initiatives: programs and initiatives that create opportunities for people experiencing financial insecurity to realize their full potential and rely less on assistance. 

Projects given priority:

  • Projects that will align with one or more of the 2024 areas of impact 
  • Projects that positively impact the future of Marshall County
  • Transformational and/or forward-looking projects
  • Projects that require just one-time funding


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
An online grant informational session will be held at 12:15 on Wednesday, October 25th. If you cannot attend a recording will be available on the Full Grant Text RFP link later that week.

The meeting link is:

Meeting ID: 812 3293 8974
Passcode: 692532

Pre-Application Information
- Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 12:15 p.m.: Live informational meeting
- Friday, October 27, 2023 – Recording of informational meeting available on website.
- Monday, November 27, 2023: Letter of Intent due by noon
- Wednesday, December 20, 2023: Applicants notified if they are invited to complete application
- Friday, January 26, 2024: Grant applicants due by noon
- March 26, 2024: Grant Award Ceremony

One letter of intent may be submitted per organization.

Recording of grant informational session:

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, 2024.

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 the above email address.

Community Foundation of Marshall County
709 South Center Street, Suite 131
Marshalltown, IA 50158

Grant News
Live Chat Chat Now