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Mitchell and Howard County Opportunity Fund

Grants to Northeast Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies for Environment
and Education Programs in Mitchell and Howard Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA)

Deadline Date:

10/31/18 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 to Northeast Iowa nonprofit organizations and government agencies for educational and environmental programs in Mitchell and Howard Counties. Funding is intended to support organizations that strive to meet crucial community needs in these two areas.

Improving the quality of education through support of both public and private institutions of learning. Providing opportunities for children to learn and experience things they may not ordinarily be able to do.

-Environment Education and Protection:
Supporting conservation of natural resources, preventing and eliminating pollution, preserving water quality, protecting wildlife, and educating the public about environmental priorities. Providing opportunities for experiencing nature and outdoor recreation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174566

Number of Grants:

Typically, the Fund distributes a small number of grants (1-5) per year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum grant request is $500 and maximum grant request is $4,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be 501(c)(3), tax-exempt nonprofit organizations or government entities in good standing with the IRS, and the projects must benefit the residents of Mitchell and/or Howard Counties. Charitable projects conducted by tax-exempt organizations classified as other than 501(c)(3) may also be eligible.

Nonprofit organizations providing an educational component within their programming are also eligible to apply.

For groups, projects, or initiatives that are not classified by the IRS as 501(c)(3), tax-exempt nonprofit organizations or government entities, the Foundation will consider 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications Open: August 1
Applications Due: October 31, 11:59 p.m.
Grants Awarded in: December

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

Additional grant seeker resources may be found here:

Contact Information:

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

To apply online:

Dotti Thompson, Program Manager
Phone: 319.243.1358

Tom Wickersham, Program Director
Phone: 319.243.1356

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
Phone: 319-287-9106
Fax: 319-287-5015

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Mitchell and Howard Counties