The University of Iowa

Northwest Area Foundation

Employer Identification Number (EIN) 


Contact Name 
Cody Stalker
Contact Title 
Program Coordinator
Telephone Number 
(651) 224-9635
Fax Number 
(651) 225-7701
60 Plato Blvd. E., Ste. 400
St. Paul, MN 55107
United States

Grant Information

Application Deadline 

Our mission is to support efforts by the people, organizations, and communities of our eight-state region to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable prosperity. The eight-state region of the Northwest Area Foundation includes: Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and the 76 Native nations that share the same geography. 

Sample Grants 

Amos Institute of Public Life, Des Moines, $100,000; Community Opportunities Inc, Carroll, $103,303; Ethnic Minorities of Burma, Des Moines, $60,000; Homes of Oakridge Human Services, $75,000; Iowa Caregivers Association, West Des Moines, $75,000; Iowa Council of Foundations, West Des Moines, $350; The Directors Council, Des Moines, $200,000; 

Application Information 

We fund organizations that break down systemic barriers so that our priority communities can achieve economic prosperity and thrive on their own terms. Our grantees and mission investments advance impact within one or more of four funding portfolios: Access capitol, work opportunity, enterprise development, and financial inclusion.

For more information on the application process, see the FAQ page and the For Grantseekers page.

If questions, contact Cody Stalker, program coordinator at 651-225-3888.


The foundation generally accepts proposals by invitation only and does not accept unsolicited proposals. 



Lynda Bourque Moss (Board Director)

Elisabeth Buck (Board Director)

Cherie Buckner-Webb (Board Director)

Grant Sizes: 
$500, $262,087
Total Grants 


Date of latest financial data 
Dec 2018