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Iowa County Community Foundation Grant

Grants to Iowa County, Iowa Nonprofits and
Government Entities for Community Improvements

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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) - Iowa County Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/01/19 11:59 PM CST


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Grants starting at $1,000 to Iowa County, Iowa nonprofit organizations and government entities for projects to improve local communities and benefit rural areas. Funding areas include art, culture, education, health, human services, environment, community betterment, and historic preservation.

Review Criteria:
- The relevance of the proposed project to ICCF’s mission areas of focus (the extent to which the proposal addresses a community need, demonstrates broad-based community support, and provides benefits to the community-at-large)
- Ability of the proposed project to leverage funding and support from other sources
- Extent to which the proposal maximizes 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
- The sustainability of the proposed project without additional long-term financial commitments from ICCF.

Focus Areas:
- Art and Culture: Events 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.
- Community Betterment: Projects that serve to benefit the entire community. These types of projects benefit many different types of groups/individuals within the larger community and county.
Education: Projects related to traditional educational settings including K-12 public and private schools, post-secondary institutions, and continuing education programs.
- Environment:Projects where the environment is the beneficiary of the project, including the rehabilitation of wild animals.
- Health: Projects that improve the mental, physical and sexual health of an individual. This includes projects that raise awareness about health risks and educational events about ways to overcome current and future health risks. Projects directed by hospitals, clinics or health centers that improve the quality of treatment and residential conditions are also included in this category.
- Historic Preservation: Projects related to preserving something for current and future generations. This includes structures, artifacts, newspapers, family genealogies, and other historical information.
- Human Services: Projects meeting basic needs of all people (biological/physiological, safety, social, esteem, and self-actualization). Also included are child care centers and public services such as fire, EMTs, EMAs, and scholarships/fee assistance for individuals.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178686

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant request minimum is $1,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must provide benefits to the people of Iowa 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 Foundation 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 Iowa Community Foundation grants.

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. Fiscal Sponsors will be legally and financially responsible for any grant funds that are awarded by the Iowa County Community Foundation.

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
- Requests for partisan political or lobbying activities
- Operational requests from other foundations

One application per project (exceptions may be made for government entities or Fiscal Sponsor organizations).

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 April 1, 2019.

All applicants will be notified of the results of the grant process in mid-June 2019. Grant awards will be presented during a ceremony in early July 2019.

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

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Dotti Thompson, Program Manager

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Iowa County