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Grants to Marshall County, Iowa Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools for
Arts, Education, Environment, Health, and Community Development

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:

01/15/18 Receipt


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Grants of up to $7,500 and grants of up to $20,000 to Marshall County, Iowa nonprofit organizations, government entities, and schools to contribute to the overall quality of life. Applicants requesting a Major Grant must submit an LOI by December 15, 2017. Eligible program areas include arts and culture, community development, recreation, education, environmental protection, health, historic preservation and human services.

The Foundation asks grant applicants to identify critical needs in the community and explain how the proposed project will address those needs.

The two categories of grants are Community Grants and Major Grants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146418

Estimated Size of Grant:

Community Grants: up to $7,500
Major Grants: up to $20,000

Term of Contract:

Projects may be for up to a year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Legal Applicants must be tax-exempt, non-profit entities classified by the IRS as 501(c)(3) organizations, public schools, or government entities may apply.

Organizations that do not have the 501(c)(3) legal status may partner with an eligible Legal Applicant as the Fiscal Sponsor. Legal Applicant/Fiscal Sponsors must sign the application and are legally and financially responsible for the funds that are granted from CFMC.

Tax-exempt organizations classified under IRS sections other than 501(c)(3) should contact CFMC to discuss eligibility.

Pre-proposal Conference:

For more information on the Major Grant opportunity and general questions on the 2018 grant application, applicants are encouraged to attend CFMC’s “Lunch and Learn” at the Marshalltown Public Library on Friday, December 1 at noon. Contact the Director, Dylan Does.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Timeline

Major Grants:

- Intent to Apply deadline for Major Grants is December 15, 2017
- Application deadline is January 15, 2018
- Grants will be approved in February
- Awards will be presented at a ceremony in March, 2018

An Intent to Apply Form (due by noon on 12/15/17) is required for anyone interested in applying for a Major Grant of up to $20,000. The CFMC board will review the forms and invite up to 3 applicants to submit a full application requesting funding.

Community Grants:

For those seeking a traditional “Community Grant”, the application is due electronically by noon on Monday, January 15th.

Contact Information:

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

Submit LOIs and applications by email (preferred) to:

Dylan Does, Director

Applications may also be mailed to:

11 N 1st Avenue
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Marshall County