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Grants to Iowa Agencies and Nonprofits for Projects
that Benefit Communities in Eligible Locations

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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa - Franklin County Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/15/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Iowa government entities and nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended for programs and projects within the focus areas of community improvement, environment, arts and culture, health, education, human service, and historic preservation.

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.

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

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. Fiscal sponsors must be classified as a 501(c)(3) or a government entity. The Foundation prefers that the fiscal sponsor’s mission closely align with the sponsored project. Fiscal Sponsors will be legally and financially responsible for any grant funds that are awarded by the Franklin County Community Foundation.

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

For more about eligibility, see https://www.cfneia.org/grants/grantseeker-resources/applicant-eligibility.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by January 15, 2021, at 11:59 PM.

Grants are announced in mid-March 2021 and mailed out in early April 2021.

It is suggested that applicants, in particular first-time applicants, contact Program Manager Dotti Thompson to explore the appropriateness of requests and for any further guidance.

Applicants are encouraged to include bids/estimates for work being done or equipment being purchased.

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

Resources: https://www.cfneia.org/grants/grantseeker-resources

About the online grant system: https://www.cfneia.org/grants/grantseeker-resources/using-the-online-grant-system

Grantwriting tips and resources: https://www.cfneia.org/grants/grantseeker-resources/grantwriting-tips-and-resources

Contact Information:

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

Application: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=fiaADTHDZeZoN9DySGbjWg2

Dotti Thompson, Program Manager
319.243.1358
dthompson@cfneia.org

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

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