The University of Iowa

Community Foundation

Arts Midwest Inc.

Arts Midwest presents and sponsors performances and exhibitions seen by more than half a million people annually throughout the Midwest and around the world. Arts Midwest maintains a commitment to artistic quality and to reaching underserved audiences and communities. Programs and initiatives...

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See Performing Arts Fund for more information.

Does not offer direct support for artists; contact state arts agency directly for further details.

Keokuk Area Community Foundation

The Foundation receives charitable gifts from donors to establish permanents endowments for southeast Iowa, western Illinois, and northeast Missouri. To sustain the greater Keokuk area through charitable giving, leadership training, and community awareness.

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Applications are welcome from organizations determined to be exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3).

For further details and requirements, see Grants section of KACF website.

Contact Philip Ricketts, Administrator at 319-670-0207 or info@keokukfoundation.org

Siouxland Community Foundation

The Siouxland Community Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life in the greater Siouxland tri-state area by seeking charitable gifts to build permanent endowments as charitable capital for the community, providing a flexible vehicle to receive and distribute gifts of any size, making...

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Grants are made to nonprofit organizations that provide services vital to the quality of life in Siouxland. Organizations recognized under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and/or qualified government entities located within the greater Siouxland tri-state area (defined as a general 80-mile radius of Sioux City, Iowa) are eligible to receive grants from the Community Foundation. Grants to address present and emerging needs are made in the following focus areas: arts and culture, civic affairs, education, environment, health, and human services. See the Grants page of the website to search for grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations. 

Each year, scholarships are given to students from funds established by generous donors who want to make an investment in the future of Siouxland’s youth. Each year, the application period opens November 1 with applications due on February 1. For more information, instructions on how to apply, and other details, see the Scholarships page of the website. 

Theisen's More For Your Community Grants

The Theisen’s More for Your Community corporate grant program annually makes grants to all Theisen’s store communities. The program grants to agencies that most effectively, directly serve the basic needs of families and children, which includes food, shelter, education, safety and health.

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Theisen's More for Your Community Grant program is part of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. Create an account in the online grant management system on the Theisen's page. All open Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque grants are listed in this system.

Applicants must be within 60 miles of a Theisen's store. View a list of stores. Create an account to apply for this grant. Please email Angie Wille, Grants Coordinator or  telephone 563.588.2700 to discuss how your project fits the basic needs of the community.

Applications open July 15 of each year. 

Deadline: August 31 of each year

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, The

The foundation improves the quality of life for all by promoting charitable giving, connecting donors with causes they care about and providing leadership on important community issues. The organization initiates programs, coordinates resources, and supports organizations that enhance education...

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The Community Foundation has two competitive grant programs made possible by contributions to the Better Together Fund. Information for grant seekers is at Grants for Nonprofit Organizations.

Cedar Falls Community Foundation

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation inspires and connects individuals, families, and organizations to enhance our community, support nonprofits, elevate educational opportunities, and build legacies through philanthropy.

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For information on scholarship eligibility, applications, and other details, see the scholarships section of the website. Applications are accepted in April-May each year.

Three competitive grants are also offered each year. The application period is April 15-June 30. For details, see the Competitive Grant Funds web page.

South Central Iowa Community Foundation

Our mission is to contribute to a better life for people of South Central Iowa by helping donors to carry out their charitable intent and by providing responsible stewardship of gifts for community purposes.

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See website for application forms and additional information for individual counties. 

Omaha Community Foundation

The purpose of the Omaha Community Foundation is to coordinate informed, effective and innovative giving that inspires positive change within our communities.

The Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa are affiliates of the Omaha Community Foundation. The purpose is to benefit these...

Application Deadline 

Refer to the County Listing page. Links for the nine Iowa counties served provide grant guidelines, information about previous recipients, and application procedures.

Deadline is 11:59 p.m. February 1.