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Dallas County Foundation (DCF) Grant

Grants to Dallas County, Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies
for a Wide Range of Community Benefit Activities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Dallas County Foundation (DCF)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

02/01/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Dallas County, Iowa nonprofits and agencies for programs that will enhance the quality of life within the local community. Funding will be awarded to programs in the areas of health, human services, community betterment, education, historic preservation, arts, culture, humanities, public and society benefit, and environment or animals.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178155

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant awarded for any one proposal is $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant funds will be available no later than May, and must be used within twelve months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation makes grants to IRS 501(c) (3), (5) or (6) federal income tax exempt organizations and 170(b) units of government organizations.

Religious or political organizations are not eligible, unless their project benefits the entire community.

An organization not having one of the federal income tax-exempt designations listed above can affiliate with an organization that does, such as your city government. The grant requesting organization would need to ask that entity to be their fiscal agent.

Not Funded:

- Annual operating expenses
- Grants to individuals
- Scholarships
- Salaries
- Budget deficits
- Other endowment foundations
- Recurring or ongoing expenses
- Projects not serving Dallas County
- Politically sensitive projects
- Religious projects
- Start-up funds
- Consumable items

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant Writing Workshop will take place January 9, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Adel Public Library at 303 South 10th Street in Adel.

If you want to learn more about the Dallas County Foundation grant process, please plan to attend a grant workshop seminar. The Foundation will walk you through the grant application and answer any questions regarding the selection process.

To RSVP, complete the form below by January 5, 2018.

For those who can’t make the workshop, there is an online training link at the bottom of the RFP URL with the same information.

Pre-Application Information:

Matching and/or in-kind funds are required. Matching funds may come from another source or your own dollars. In-kind donations could be unpaid labor, donated materials, etc.

2018 Timeline:
- January 9: Grant Writing Workshop
- February 1: Application due by 5:00 PM.
- February: Grant Committee reviews applications.
- February-March: Grant Committee recommendations presented for Board approval.
- March – April: Grant applicants will be notified of approval or denial.
- April – May: Checks will be presented at an Awards Reception.

Grants sent through the mail MUST BE postmarked prior to February 1, 2018.


Contact Information:

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

Please RSVP by January 5, 2018 if you will be attending the workshop:

To submit applications by mail, send to:

Dallas County Foundation
Attn: Grant Committee
P.O. Box 46
Adel, Iowa 50003

To hand deliver applications, bring to one of the following addresses:

Lincoln Savings Bank
Attn: Grant Committee, Tim Canney
805 Main Street
Adel, Iowa 50003

Raccoon Valley Bank
Atten: Kelsey Hughes
1202 2nd St.
Perry, Iowa 50220

For questions, contact:

Vicki Lage

Teresa Wichtendahl

Lynn Ubben

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Dallas County