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Grants to Poweshiek County, Iowa Nonprofits, Agencies,
and Schools for Recreation, Culture, and Economic Development

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Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation - Community Fund for Poweshiek County

Deadline Date:

01/24/18 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Poweshiek County, Iowa nonprofits, governmental entities, public schools, selected church programs, and most IHEs for innovative cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. Also funded are programs that promote community safety, beauty, and economic development.

Eligible programs:

- Suggest practical approaches to community problems
- Generate community support, in the form of volunteers/collaboration
- Promote cooperation among agencies without duplicating services
- Demonstrate an organization’s ability to secure stable funding

Preference will be given to projects that:

- Increase civic participation and community vitality
- Build community connections, especially among diverse groups
- Encourage discussion about critical issues

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167291

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

No application will be rejected solely on the amount requested; however, the fund anticipates supporting requests up to $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Note: Legal applicants are organizations with the 501(c)(3) designation and/or governmental entities, public schools, some nonsectarian church programs, and most post secondary educational institutions. Other non-profit organizations may be eligible to apply based on their project, or if they have an eligible fiscal sponsor.

Not supported:
- Organizations that discriminate based on race, sex, sexual orientation, age or religion
- Conferences and annual meetings
- Organizations that do not serve the greater Poweshiek County area
- Individuals
- Political campaigns and lobbying efforts
- Requests for multi-year commitments
- Loans or debt retirement
- Continuous requests for operating support
- Sectarian organizations whose services are limited to members of any one religious group
- Retroactive funding for any project expenses incurred before GPCF’s decision dates.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant distributions will be made by April 15th, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Applications may be submitted electronically by emailing them to

Mailed applications should be sent to:
Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation
PO Box 344
Grinnell, IA 50112

Nicole Brua-Behrens
(641) 236–5518, ext. 222

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USA: Iowa: Poweshiek County

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