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Grants to Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies for Programs
and Projects to Benefit Residents in Eligible Regions

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Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) - LincolnWay Community Foundation (LWCF)

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Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs and projects to improve the quality of life for local residents in eligible regions. Funding is intended for a broad range of community benefit activities. Programs and projects should benefit rural Clinton County including Calamus, Charlotte, Delmar, DeWitt, Goose Lake, Grand Mound, Lost Nation, Low Moor, Welton, and Wheatland.

LWCF is a public community foundation and recognizes the need for flexibility in problem solving. In evaluating applications the Foundation gives consideration to the following factors:

  • Does the project have potential for significant impact with the residents and the identified problem within the community?
  • Are other community resources, organizations or volunteers involved in the project?
  • Does the application indicate sound financial management with funding from additional sources?
  • Does the project fit the Foundation’s mission statement?
  • Are the project goals and expected outcomes clear and measurable?
  • Is this a one-time project or is there a plan for future funding?
  • An itemized list of all related expenses is included and is clearly explained.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156846

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, public institutions, and/or organizations without nonprofit status partnering with a fiscal sponsor organization

Not funded:
- Annual fundraising
- Organizational endowment funds
- Deficit financing
- Grants to individuals, or for salary purposes.
- Challenge/matching grants may be initiated by the Foundation.

Pre-Application Information:

- Application Available: January 15
- Application Due: March 1
- Awards Announced: April

Applications being received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Applications must be submitted online through the Foundation’s grant management system.

Only one application can be submitted in a single calendar year.

Contact Information:

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

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For questions about grant applications, please contact:
Katie Decker

Lincoln Way Community Foundation
Box 225
DeWitt, IA 52742

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Rural Clinton County including Calamus, Charlotte, Delmar, DeWitt, Goose Lake, Grand Mound, Lost Nation, Low Moor, Welton, and Wheatland

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