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Clarinda Foundation Grant

Grants to Iowa Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational
Institutions for Projects to Benefit Local Residents

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Foundation / Corporation

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Clarinda Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/01/21 3:00 PM Hand Delivery or Postmarked by May 31, 2021.


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Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations, agencies, and educational institutions in eligible locations for projects to benefit local residents. Areas of focus include education; arts, culture, and humanities; health and human services; recreation and environment; and community betterment. Eligible applicants are located within the greater Clarinda area.

The Foundation looks for projects that:

  • Address significant community issues.
  • Present innovative, creative, and practical proposals which build on community strengths.
  • Develop the leadership potential of the community.
  • Involve the people served in the planning and implementation of the program.
  • Provide a plan for sustainability beyond the funding period.
  • Capital projects that impact a significant number of community residents.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154470

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Clarinda Foundation has no set project application maximum.

Term of Contract:

It is expected that all projects will be completed by May 31, 2022. Projects not completed within this timeline are required to contact the Foundation and request in writing an extension of time accompanied by an explanation of what difficulties you are experiencing and a new project completion date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations applying shall have been deemed a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, educational institution or government entity within the greater Clarinda area.

Eligible applicants:
• 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organizations.
• Component units of government organizations (Fire Dept., City & County Parks, etc.)
• Organizations providing services within the greater Clarinda area.
• Entities operating and organized in compliance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination.

If you are an Iowa nonprofit entity, but not federally certified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, you may apply with the approved use of a Fiscal Sponsor that has the certified 501(c)(3) designation. Public libraries, fire departments, county extension, county conservation, fair boards, etc. are among those that require a fiscal sponsor. In these cases, the City or the County Board of Supervisors may be used as a fiscal sponsor.

The Foundation does not fund:
• Ongoing project support and operating support
• Annual campaigns
• Budget deficits
• Individuals
• Recurring expenses
• Religious purposes – this does not exclude grants to religious organizations for non-religious purposes.
• Reimbursement of expenses incurred or paid prior to the approval of the grant application.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are available April 15, 2021. The 2021 Grant submission deadline is June 1, 2021. Applications may be hand-delivered to the Foundation office no later than 3:00 PM on June 1, 2021 or received via US Mail postmarked no later than May 31, 2021.

The Foundation prefers that the dollar amount requested for the project is matched dollar for dollar by the applicant.

The Clarinda Foundation requires proof of paid receipts showing payment of expenses, including photographs of completed projects before any grant funds shall be released to the organization.

Contact Information:

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

Hand-deliver or mail applications to:
The Clarinda Foundation
114 East Washington Street
Clarinda, IA 51632

Concerns or questions regarding the application process should be directed to Beckie T. Finch/Executive Director at 712-542-4412 or via email at

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