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Howard County Community Foundation (HCCF) Grant

Grants to Howard County, Iowa Nonprofits, Schools,
and Agencies to Improve the Quality of Life of Residents

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

Deadline Date:

01/31/19 11:59 PM


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Grants starting at $1,000 to Howard County, Iowa nonprofit organizations, schools, churches, and government entities for programs in the areas of health, historic preservation, community betterment, arts and culture, human services, education, and the environment. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life for residents of the County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178752

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant request is $1,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must provide benefits to the people of the Howard 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. Schools are considered government entities for grant purposes.
- Tax-exempt organizations classified as other than 501(c)(3) are also eligible if and only if the project is deemed charitable; these applicants are asked to call 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.
For groups, projects, or initiatives that do not meet the above eligibility requirements, the Community Foundation will consider their 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 Howard County Community Foundation.
- The organization MUST be in good standing with the IRS.

Eligible applicants may include: churches (for community services/activities), economic development organizations (for marketing & education), schools, and civic organizations (for charitable projects).

Ineligible Applicants 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

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:
- The grant application deadline is 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.
- Grant reports, for successful applications, will be due October 31, 2019.

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.

One application per organization is allowed, with the exemption of Government Entities and Fiscal Sponsors. However, fiscal sponsors may submit only one application per sponsored organization and government entities may submit only one application per department.

Late, incomplete, or hard copy applications will not be considered. Incomplete applications are
those that are in DRAFT mode at the time of the application deadline.

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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

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Howard County