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Legacy Grant Program

Grants to Central Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies for Arts,
Health, Education, and Economic Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Prairie Meadows

Deadline Date:

02/16/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to Central Iowa nonprofits, agencies, school districts, and religious organizations for major, large-impact projects. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of economic development, arts and culture, education, and health and human services. Priority will be given to projects that provide measurable results and have multiple funding sources.

This program is a significant resource for enhancing the community. From the iconic Principal Riverwalk and world-class Pappajohn Sculpture Garden, to the Iowa Hall of Pride and Des Moines Public Library, funding from the Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant program has played a major role in revitalizing the Greater Des Moines area.

Prairie Meadows looks favorably upon organizations, or projects, that:
- Administer effective projects
- Provide measureable and meaningful results
- Demonstrate financial stability and accountability
- Have multiple funding sources, most of which are already identified and secured
- Have an impact on a measureable number of Iowans
- Provide recognition opportunities for Prairie Meadows

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177737

Estimated Size of Grant:

Prairie Meadows accepts Legacy Grant Applications in the range of $100,000 to $1 million.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations located in the state of Iowa and meet one of the following:
- Have received a formal tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. (Organizations awaiting IRS tax exempt status are not eligible to apply for funding from Prairie Meadows.),
- Are units of political subdivisions, are public school districts, or church/religious organizations, or
- Are non-profit organizations organized exclusively for the promotion of social welfare as determined by Prairie Meadows at its sole discretion.

Applicants may submit only one Legacy Grant Application per year.

Applicants may not submit grant applications to both the Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant and Community Betterment Grant Programs for the same project.

Applicants may not request a Legacy Grant if they have already received a Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant for the same project. Past Legacy Grant recipients must wait four years following their last Legacy payment before they are eligible to submit another application, which must be for a different project.

Applications for funding must be for projects or programs located within the state of Iowa.

Prairie Meadows will not accept Legacy Grant applications:
- For debt-reduction or retirement campaigns
- For educational scholarships
- For expenses for fundraising/campaign consultants or contracted services
- For expenses for grant writers or grant application preparers
- For feasibility studies, operating, or strategic plans
- For fellowships
- For general ongoing operational expenses
- For memorials for an individual
- For personnel expenses including salaries, bonuses and/or employee benefits
- For political parties, campaigns, candidates, or partisan organizations
- From any organization that has an overdue Prairie Meadows requirement
- From individuals, for any purpose
- From organizations, projects, or programs outside Iowa
- From organizations that would redistribute the Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant funds to other groups (with the exception of a fiscal agent)

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit a Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant Application is Friday, February 16, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. All applicants will be notified of funding decisions the first week of July 2018.

Applicants must have secured at least 50% of their project budget and may not request more than 25% of their project budget from Prairie Meadows.

Contact Information:

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

To Apply:

If you have questions, contact Prairie Meadows at (515) 967-1241, or

Kurt Rasmussen, Chair, Executive Committee

Prairie Meadows
1 Prairie Meadows Dr
Altoona, IA 50009

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Central region