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Kossuth County Community Foundation (KCCF) Grant

Grants to Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies for Programs
and Activities that Benefit Local Residents

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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa - Kossuth County Community Foundation (KCCF)

Deadline Date:

01/15/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible locations for programs that improve the quality of life for local residents. Funding is prioritized for projects that serve youth, engage individuals, are multi-generational, and provide critical emergency response within the communities. Eligible applicants are located in Kossuth County.

Program areas include art and culture, community betterment, education, environment, health, historic preservation, and human services. vents and attractions that attract individuals from local and regional communities. You might see information about these places and events in a tourism book or a community calendar.

Funding Priorities:

  • The extent to which the proposal addresses a community need, demonstrates broad-based community support, and provides benefits to the community-at-large.
  • The level of support or leveraged funding from other sources.
  • Maximization of community resources through cooperation and collaboration with other organizations in the community and the elimination of redundant services, programs, or projects.
  • The capacity of the applicant’s organization and staff to achieve the desired result and/or projects that focus on the growth of the organization.
  • The sustainability of the proposed project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177712

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant request minimum is $1,000. Requests under $1,000 will not be considered.

Term of Contract:

Funding cannot be used for project expenses incurred prior to grant notifications (mid-March 2021).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must provide benefits to the people of Kossuth County and must meet the following criteria in order to apply for a grant:
- Be classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or be a government entity. Tax-exempt organizations classified as other than 501(c)(3) are also eligible if and only if the project is deemed charitable; please contact
the office to discuss the project’s eligibility prior to submitting a proposal.
- Be current with all state and federal reporting requirements, such as filing of 990 forms.
- Must not have any outstanding grant reports for previous Kossuth Community Foundation grants.

For groups, projects, or initiatives that do not meet the above eligibility requirements, the Community 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. Fiscal Sponsors will be legally and financially responsible for any grant funds that are awarded by the Kossuth County Community Foundation.

The following organizations are eligible for specific projects only:
- Schools – for community-wide projects (such as repair to a track that provides community access)
- Churches – for projects that provide community services/activities
- Economic development organizations - for marketing/education projects that benefits the whole community, not just member businesses
- Service clubs and veterans organization (with eligible tax-exempt status) - for charitable community projects

Ineligible Applicants and Projects Include:
- Individuals
- Businesses/For-Profit Companies
- Inherently religious activities such as religious worship, instruction, or proselytization or activities that promote specific religious doctrine
- Associations for activities directly benefiting their members
- Political or lobbying activities
- Fundraising activities
- Debt repayment
- Funds that will be re-granted by the applicant
- Endowment contributions

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:
- Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on January 15, 2021.
- All applicants will be notified of the results of the grant process by mid-March 2021.
- Grant awards will be presented at a ceremony in April 2021.

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

Resources: https://www.cfneia.org/grants/grantseeker-resources

Eligibility: https://www.cfneia.org/grants/grantseeker-resources/applicant-eligibility

Using the Online Grant System: https://www.cfneia.org/grants/grantseeker-resources/using-the-online-grant-system

Grantwriting Tips and Resources: https://www.cfneia.org/grants/grantseeker-resources/grantwriting-tips-and-resources

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfneia

Dotti Thompson, Program Manager
319.243.1358
dthompson@cfneia.org

Kossuth County Community Foundation
Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
319-287-9106
programs@cfneia.org

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