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Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) Grant

Grants to Harrison County, Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies for
Civic, Cultural, Health, Education and Social Services

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Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa - Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF)

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Grants to Harrison County, Iowa nonprofit organizations and municipal agencies for programs and services that will address unmet community needs and improve the quality of life in the area. Funding is intended for the focus areas of culture, education, civic, health, social services, wildlife, and outdoor parks and recreation. The objective of this program is to fund projects that will create a lasting impression on the community and that residents will be able to utilize for many years.

Specifically, this program includes funding from the following sources: $4,000 from the Wubbena C. Rand Endowed Fund, $1,300 from the Richard and Kathryn Randall Endowed Fund, $3,700 from the Kathryn Heistand Walpus Endowed Fund for Woodbine, $7,000 from the Missouri Valley Community Foundation Endowment Fund, $1,800 from the Pisgah Community Endowed Fund, and $14,000 from the Lloyd and Donna Leonard Endowed Fund for projects that will "improve wildlife conservation, wildlife parks and recreation or other outdoor park and recreation projects that would benefit the residents of Harrison County".

Successful applications will include the following components:

- Respond to a demonstrated or emerging community need
- Support effective, proven or promising solutions
- Build upon and maximize other community resources
- Offer a clear plan for financial sustainability.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174495

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Term of Contract:

County Community Foundation grant dollars are awarded for a single year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only Federally recognized and certified 501(c)(3) Public Charity organizations that serve Harrison County are eligible. An Iowa nonprofit status is insufficient - the organization must be Federally certified as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. In addition, the organization’s governing board must approve all applications prior to submission.

Concerning the use of a Fiscal Sponsor:
- For this grant process applicants may use a Fiscal Sponsor (a nonprofit holding a 501(c)(3) letter) if their organization is not a 501(c)(3) Public Charity organization. It is the applicant's responsibility to find another nonprofit that is willing to act on the organization’s behalf as the fiscal Sponsor.
- A Fiscal Sponsor is a nonprofit organization that has received an IRS letter of determination that they are a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, or a governmental entity such as a City or County Board of Supervisors.
- Public Libraries, Fire Departments, County Extension, County Conservation, Fair Boards, etc. are among those that require a Fiscal Sponsor. In these cases, the City or the County Board of Supervisors may be used as a fiscal sponsor.

Eligibility Restrictions:
- The County Community Foundation, except under unusual circumstances, does not make grants for endowment campaigns, deficit financing, annual fund drives, or fundraising activities.
- The Foundation does not fund training fees or operational expenses.
- The Foundation does not make grants for “consumables” such as salaries, food, gift/promotional items (i.e., T-shirts, contest prizes). The County Community Foundation also does not make grants for band uniforms or Christmas decorations.
- The Foundation gives less consideration to applications from tax supported organizations, individual churches, or similar religious groups.
- The Foundation will not consider applications from cemetery associations, veteran and labor organizations, social clubs, or fraternal organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Schedule:
- Deadline of February 1, 2017 for notification in early April
- Deadline of September 1, 2017 for notification in late October

Additional contact, correspondence, or site visits with Foundation staff and committee members, when necessary, will be conducted following preliminary review of proposals.

If an organization utilizing a Fiscal Sponsor is awarded a grant request, the check would be mailed directly to the applicant organization but it would be made out to the Fiscal Sponsor.

Only one proposal per agency will be accepted unless the agency is acting as a fiscal sponsor for another organization and the funder has approved additional applications.

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:

For questions, call 402-342-3458 or email:

Dennis Nissen, Iowa Foundations Director

Denise Cardos, Administrative Associate

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Harrison County

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