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Black Hawk County Grants

Grants to Black Hawk County, Iowa Nonprofits,
Agencies, and Schools to Benefit Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA)

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 11:59 PM


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Grants to Black Hawk County, Iowa nonprofit organizations and government entities for programs that address community needs and improve the lives of local residents. Program areas include art and culture, community betterment, environment, education, health, human service, and historic preservation.

The Foundation intends to help develop communities that people want to live in, and to benefit rural areas of the County.

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa serves to protect, nurture, and nourish the uniqueness of the Northeast Iowa area, the diversity of its race and culture, the richness of its artistic expression and appreciation, and the beauty and quality of its natural resources so that all may enjoy a quality of life both now and in perpetuity.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179906

Term of Contract:

Contracts are for one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a grant, the projects must benefit the residents of Black Hawk County.

Your organization MUST be one of the following:
- 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization OR
- Government entity
- Other type of tax-exempt organization looking to use funds for charitable intent (Please call the funding source to discuss your project)

Your organization MUST be in good standing with the IRS.

Charitable projects conducted by tax-exempt organizations classified as other than 501(c)(3) may also be eligible; please contact their office to discuss your proposal. The 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.

Ineligible Applicants Include:
- Individuals
- Businesses/For-Profit Companies
- Churches for purpose of advancing one religion/evangelism
- Associations or Economic Development Groups for activities directly benefiting their members

Operational support requests are allowed, but the Board prefers not to fund requests for salaries alone. Operational requests from other foundations will not be considered.

Organizations applying for a grant should give evidence of having the ability to carry out funded programs successfully. The general reputation of the agency and past performance of its staff will be considered.

Grants will not be made to an applicant in consecutive grant cycles. One application per organization per cycle and one grant award per organization per year.

Public and private schools and school districts may apply, but the Foundation will not fund capital improvements, salaries, technology, or equipment requests. Grants will not be made to the same school in consecutive cycles. Priority will be given to requests for innovative, replicable projects which focus on asset-building objectives.

It is not the Foundation’s intent to support requests for funds to be re-granted by the recipient organization.

The Foundation will consider requests for capital campaigns, but will not provide multiple grants (in subsequent years) for the same campaign.

Pre-Application Information:

Fall Cycle:
- Open: July 10
- Application Due: October 1
- Awarded in: January

The grant application deadline is 11:59 pm on October 1, 2018.
-All applicants will be notified of the results of the grant decisions in mid-December.
-Grant awards will be presented at a ceremony in early January 2019.

Applications must be submitted through the foundation’s online grant management system. You should receive an immediate, automatic e-mail reply after submitting your application.

It is suggested that applicants, in particular first-time applicants, contact Program Director Tom Wickersham to explore the appropriateness of requests and for any further guidance.

Grant Seeker Resources:

Contact Information:

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

To access online grant system:

Contact Tom Wickersham, Program Director (319-243-1356 or with specific questions on submission procedures or eligibility.

3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Black Hawk County