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Elma Area Community Foundation (EACF) Grant

Grants to Elma Area, Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies for
Arts, Health, Historic Preservation, and Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) - Elma Area Community Foundation (EACF)

Deadline Date:

01/31/19 11:59 PM


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Grants typically ranging from $500 to $1,000 to Elma Area, Iowa nonprofits and government entities to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended for programs in arts and culture, education, community betterment, environment, health, human services, and historic preservation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177739

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant request minimum is $500. Traditionally, the EACF awards grants between $500 - $1,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must provide benefits to the people of the Elma Area 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 our 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 past due grant reports for previous Elma Area Community Foundation grants.

Eligible applicants may include: churches for community services/activities and economic development organizations for marketing/education that benefits the whole community, not just member businesses.

For groups, projects, or initiatives that do not meet the above eligibility requirements, the Community Foundation will consider your 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.

Only one grant application per year will be accepted from any group or organization, with the exemption of Government Entities and Fiscal Sponsors.

Fiscal sponsors may submit only one application per sponsored organization and government entities may submit only one application per department. Schools are considered government entities for grant purposes.

The Community Foundation will not support requests for funds to be re-granted by the applicant.

Pre-Application Information:

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.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on January 31, 2019.

All applicants will be notified of the results of the grant process in mid-March 2019.

Grant awards will be presented during a ceremony in April 2019.

The annual amount available to award for grants is $6,000-$8,000.

It is preferred that applicants secure at least 50% of matching funds. Matching funds can come from in-kind donations, organization budget, and/or other grants. The EACF strongly encourages applicants to apply for funding for their projects through the Howard County Community Foundation and other grant opportunities.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Dotti Thompson, Program Manager

Terry Gaumer, Affiliate Development Director

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Elma Area