The University of Iowa

Private Foundation

Retirement Research Foundation (Foundation on Aging)

During the last 42 years, RRF has awarded nearly 5,000 grants worth almost $250 million—all dedicated to improving the quality of life of older people. RRF recently completed a strategic planning process that sharpened this commitment and focused its grantmaking on four priority areas:...

Application Deadline 
Monday, August 31, 2020

For more information and to start the grant process, see Apply for a Grant. Next grant deadline is August 31. Letters of Inquiry (LOI) may be submitted until June 15, 2020 for the August 31 grant deadline.

BNSF Railway Foundation

The foundation supports the communities it serves and in which its employees live, work, and volunteer.

Program areas include grants for civic, cultural, health and human services, and youth organizations, and federally recognized tribal government. BNSF also has a number of scholarship...

Application Deadline 

BNSF employs an open application system. Application may be made at any time. For further information see the Programs website at and How to Apply at

3M Foundation

3M strives to maximize our social impact within our communities and support a culture of service among our people. To do this, 3Mgives partners with leading organizations that are aligned to our global footprint and have proven track records for making a difference in our three areas of focus:...

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Grant cycles, guidelines, and contact information varies with the area where funding is being sought. See for details.

Block Family Foundation, Inc.

Seeks equitable solutions to social and environmental problems, working with small and emerging organizations to improve our communities and impact the world.

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Guardian Scholars Foundation

To facilitate the educational of goals of young adults, who have spent time in the Foster Care System between the ages of 14 to 18 and graduated from Iowa high schools with honors, through a scholarship/mentorship program.

Application Deadline 

Application address: Thomas Wolff, 3775 EP True Parkway, Suite 254, West Des Moines, IA 50265


Submission deadline: March 1