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Franklin County Community Foundation Grant

Grants to Franklin County, Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies
for Arts, Education, Health, and Environment Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa - Franklin County Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/15/18 11:59 PM CST


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Franklin County, Iowa nonprofits and agencies for programs that improve the quality of life for local residents. First-time applicants must contact program staff before applying. Areas of giving are arts and culture, health, community betterment, historic preservation, education, human service and the environment.

Priorities for these areas are outlined below.

Art and Culture
Events and attractions that attract individuals from local and regional communities. You might see information about these places and events in a tourism book or a community calendar.

Community Betterment
Projects that serve to benefit the entire community. These types of projects benefit many different types of groups and individuals within the larger community and county.

Projects related to traditional educational settings including K-12 public and private schools, post-secondary institutions, and continuing education programs.

Projects where the environment is the beneficiary of the project, including the rehabilitation of wild animals.

Projects that improve the mental, physical and sexual health of an individual. This includes projects that raise awareness about health risks and educational events about ways to overcome current and future health risks. Projects directed by hospitals, clinics or health centers that improve the quality of treatment and residential conditions are also included in this category.

Historical Preservation
Projects related to preserving something for current and future generations. This includes structures, artifacts, newspapers, family genealogies, and other historical information.

Human Service
Projects meeting basic needs of all people (biological/physiological, safety, social, esteem, and self-actualization). Also included are child care centers and public services such as fire, EMTs, EMAs, and scholarships/fee assistance for individuals.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166213

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant request minimum is $1,000 and maximum should not exceed $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be 501(c) (3) organizations, or other tax-exempt organizations as determined by the IRS, or government entities. If an organization is NOT classified as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, or equivalent, they must partner with an eligible Legal Applicant/Fiscal Sponsor, who must submit the application. If you have questions about eligibility or your classification, contact the administrative office.

Fiscal Sponsors are legally and financially responsible for funds that are granted by the Franklin County Community Foundation.

One application per organization is preferred; however, organizations may submit multiple applications but should be aware that CFFC may not be able to fund all applications.

If the organization has received past funding from the Community Foundation of Franklin County, all grant reporting must be up to date and in good standing, or they will be considered ineligible to apply.

Ineligible applicants include:
- Individuals
- Businesses/For-profit companies
- Churches for purpose of advancing one religion/evangelism
- Economic development for activities directly benefiting businesses

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on January 15, 2018. All applicants will be notified of the results of the grant process in mid-March 2018. Grant awards will be presented during a ceremony in April 2018.

If this is the first time you are applying for a grant from the Community Foundation, call the Program Director or Program Manager to discuss your proposal.

Applicants should match at least 20% of the requested amount. Match may be cash or in-kind (only half of the 20% may be in-kind).

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Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Dotti Thompson, Program Director

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
425 Cedar St., Ste. 310
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Franklin County