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Franklin County Grant

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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa - Franklin County Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/15/22 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Iowa nonprofit organizations and agencies to enhance the quality of life for local residents in eligible locations. Priority will be given to requests for project support, but funding may also be requested for Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related operating costs. Funding is intended to benefit Franklin County.

Areas of Foundation giving are:

  • Arts and culture, 
  • Community betterment,
  • Education and youth development,
  • Environment and animal welfare,
  • Health, 
  • Human services. 

The Franklin County Community prefers to fund projects that:

  • Utilize local vendors and contractors when possible
  • Are specific projects that enhance the work of nonprofit groups
  • Can be completed within the grant period
  • Demonstrate multiple sources of income for the project
  • Are sustainable without ongoing support from the FCCF

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166213

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant request minimum is $1,000; maximum should not exceed $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must provide benefits to the people of Franklin County and must meet the following criteria in order to apply for a grant:
• Be classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or be a government entity. Tax-exempt organizations classified as other than 501(c)(3) are also eligible if and only if the project is deemed charitable; please contact the office to discuss the project’s eligibility prior to submitting a proposal.
• Be current with all state and federal reporting requirements, such as filing of 990 forms.
• Must not have any past due grant reports for previous Franklin Community Foundation grants.

For groups, projects, or initiatives that do not meet the above eligibility requirements, the Community Foundation will consider your requests if submitted through a fiscal sponsor.

The following organizations are eligible for specific projects only:
▪ Churches – for projects that provide community services/activities
▪ Economic development organizations - for marketing/education projects that benefit the whole community, not just member businesses
▪ Service clubs and veterans’ organizations (with eligible tax-exempt status) - for charitable community projects

Inherently religious activities such as religious worship, instruction, or proselytization or activities that promote specific religious doctrine are not eligible.

Requests for funds that will be re-granted by the applicant, including scholarships or for fundraising/one-time events will not be funded by the Franklin County Community Foundation.

Pre-Application Information:

• Application Opens: December 1
• Technical support will be available to applicants until 5:00pm on Friday, January 14, 2022.
• Application Due: January 15 at 5:00 PM
• All applicants will be notified of the results of the grant process in mid-March 2022.
• Grant awards will be presented in mid- April 2022. More details will be provided with grant notifications.
• Grant reports, for successful proposals, are due on April 30, 2023.

One application per organization with the exemption of Government Entities and Fiscal Sponsors.

Applicants must match at least 20% of the requested amount for the project.

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 Manager

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Franklin County

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