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Muscatine County Endowment Regranting Program – Impact Grants

Grants to Muscatine County, Iowa Nonprofits
to Enhance the Local Quality of Life

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine (CFGM)

Deadline Date:

03/25/19 10:59 PM (CST Time Zone)


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Muscatine County, Iowa nonprofit organizations for projects, programs, and services to improve the local quality of life. Funding may be used for a wide range of focus areas. Applicants must clearly describe how their project will benefit Muscatine County residents.

Additionally, annual grants from endowment funds within the Community Foundation may be available. With a few additions to the online application, you may be eligible for grants from the following endowment funds:

Additional granting funds:

- Hilda E. Collitz for the Homeless
This bequest provides grants for the use and benefit of those in the Greater Muscatine area to prevent homelessness or who are homeless through circumstances beyond their control. Note how your application addresses homelessness and why no other funding assistance is available.

- Hilda E. Collitz for Housing
This bequest provides grants for the use and benefit of those in the Greater Muscatine area for the acquisition of land and/or construction of living spaces to prevent families and individuals from homelessness. Preference will be given to Muscatine habitat for Humanity’s Muscatine County projects. Note how your application addresses homelessness and why funding is needed.

- George Millett Memorial
A gift from the estate of George Millett is used for grants to benefit those with mental disabilities who are residents of Muscatine County for things not covered by other governmental or nonprofit organizations.

- Ray Hockersmith Memorial
This fund provides grants for the benefit of the blind, vision impaired or disabled children under the age of 15 to experience special recreational activities to enhance their lives.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177483

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant award from this granting program is $5,000.

Term of Contract:

The funded project must be completed within one year of awarding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit, charitable tax-exempt organizations delivering programs and services to residents of Muscatine County are encouraged to apply for a grant.

If your charitable cause is not a 501(c)3 organization, you may qualify by partnering with another organization or the Community Foundation. To learn more, call the office.

Projects, programs, or services may not be started prior to grants being awarded.

Trips outside of Muscatine County are not traditionally funded.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applying for a grant from the Muscatine County Endowment Re-Granting Program is twice per year.

Begin Accepting Applications Date: 1/13/2019
Deadline Date (CST Time Zone): 3/25/2019 10:59 PM

It’s wise to submit prior to the deadline which leaves time to procure more information if needed.

One application per organization is allowed per granting cycle.

If you feel your grant applies to any of the additional funding sources above, please address this on the page marked by the Icon, “Program Description.” in the space provided by the question, “Is there any additional information you would like the granting committee to know about this project when reviewing your applications?” Enter the grant name such as “Millet” and describe how your application addresses the purpose of the fund.

Application Fund Details

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:

Kelly Rushford, Manager of Programs & Services

Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine
208 West Second Street, Suite 213
Muscatine, IA 52761

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Muscatine County