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Women's Fund Grant

Grants to Black Hawk County, Iowa Nonprofits, Agencies,
and Schools to Improve the Lives of Women and Girls

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) - Women's Fund

Deadline Date:

10/31/17 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Black Hawk County, Iowa nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools to improve the lives of women, girls, and their families. Funding will be provided for programs and projects that address issues faced by women and girls in the areas of education and literacy, poverty and homelessness, violence and safety, and health and healthcare.

Priority will be given to opportunities that provide a response to critical and urgent needs, initiate bold new ventures, and foster new approaches to ongoing problems.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175442

Estimated Size of Grant:

Project requests of up to $10,000 will be accepted.

Term of Contract:

Requests should be for one year only.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be tax-exempt, nonprofit entities classified by the IRS as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations or governmental agencies in good standing with the IRS.

Charitable projects conducted by tax-exempt organizations classified as other than 501(c)(3) are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Please Note:

- If awarded, grants must be expended within Black Hawk County.

- Public and private schools and school districts may apply, but the Foundation will not fund capital improvements, salaries or technology/equipment requests.

- Operational support requests are allowed, but the preference is not to fund requests for salaries alone. Operational requests from other foundations will not be considered.

- The Foundation will consider requests for capital campaigns, but will not provide multiple grants (in subsequent years) for the same campaign.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:

Applications Open: August 10
Applications Due: October 31, 11:59 PM
Grants Awarded in: December

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the grant guidelines.

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.

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Staff Contacts:

Tom Wickersham, Program Director
Phone: 319.243.1356
Online Contact Form:

Dotti Thompson, Program Manager
Phone: 319.243.1358
Online Contact Form:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Black Hawk County and Cedar Valley