Empowering Adair County Foundation (EACF) Grant

Grants to Adair County, Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies
for Tourism, Recreation, Economy, and Public Services

GrantWatch ID#: 176093
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines - Empowering Adair County Foundation (EACF)


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Smaller grants of up to $1,000 and larger grants of up to $10,000 to Adair County, Iowa nonprofit organizations and governmental units for programs and projects that focus on tourism and beautification, public services, economic well-being, and/or recreation, arts, culture, and entertainment.

Projects must foster entrepreneurial activity, create jobs or provide volunteer leadership training within the priority areas to be considered for funding.

Priorities for each of the above focus areas are outlined below.

1. Tourism/Beautification

Projects may include but are not limited to marketing or promotion, an annual or special event, or a community improvement project. It is felt that by making this a priority these investments would attract more visitors to the County which would have an economic return for the community.

2. Public Services

Projects may include but are not limited to day cares, community centers, and public libraries. These facilities are important in attracting new residents and companies to a community which would be a good return for the Foundation’s investment. Other projects that could fall into this category include programming such as educational programs and workshops.

3. Economic Well-Being

This focuses on activities that would promote entrepreneurial development and support in the County and help maintain what is already in existence.

4. Recreation/Entertainment/Arts/Culture

Adair County has many recreational areas as well as entertainment venues. Newly held events focusing on art and entertainment have drawn much attention to the area and the community has seen the positive benefits of the publicity as well as the economic benefits of additional visitors to the area. Expanding on these successes will be a priority for the Foundation.

Small Grant Program: These grants will not exceed $1,000.

Large Grant Program These will be major projects that can request a maximum of $10,000.

The 9-member committee may award larger amounts at their discretion.

It is expected that funded projects will be completed six months from receipt of the funds. If this timeline is not possible, please send a letter requesting an extension along with the reason for the request. The letter must be received prior to the grant report deadline.

Empowering Adair County Foundation makes grants to:

- I.R.S. 501(c)(3) ‘tax exempt’ organizations
- 170(b) ‘unit of government’ organizations
- Organizations providing services within Adair County (operating and organized in compliance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination)

Fiscal Agents:

If your organization provides services within Adair County and is not a 501(c)(3) or a 170(b) government agency, you must find a Fiscal Agent for your grant. This means that either a 501(c)(3) or a 170(b) government entity will be responsible for insuring that the organization receiving the award will spend the grant as stated in the application. A letter from the Fiscal Agent stating that they will act in such a capacity must be included with the application.

Ineligible Projects:

The Foundation will not provide grants for general operating support; annual and capital campaigns; equipment unless it is essential for the program or project; budget deficits, endowments, individuals, recurring funds, or for religious purposes (this does not exclude grants to religious organizations for non-religious purposes).

Please refer to the links below (see Supporting Documents section) for the application form.

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

For more information, contact:

Angie Engles or Deena Wells
Phone: 641-743-8412
Email: or

154 Public Square, Suite C
Greenfield, IA 50849

Adair County

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