The University of Iowa

Tye (Martha-Ellen) Foundation

Employer Identification Number (EIN) 


Contact Name 
Heidi Pierson - Dalal
Contact Title 
Executive Director
Telephone Number 
(641) 752-8340
Fax Number 
16 East Main St.
Suite 260
Marshalltown, IA 50158
United States

Grant Information

Application Deadline 

The mission of the Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation is to perpetuate the generosity and giving philosophy of Martha-Ellen Tye by providing support for and working with programs, projects, and organizations that are striving to make a better life for the people of Marshalltown, Iowa, and San Antonio, Texas and their surrounding areas.

Sample Grants 

Albion Municipal Library,  $4,950; Friends of the Orpheum Theater, $10,000; Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance, $20,000; Marshalltown Community Theatre, $25,000; Buena Vista University, Marshalltown Campus scholarships $5,000; Marshalltown Community College, $15,000; Marshalltown Community College Foundation, scholarships, $22,500.

Application Information 

Email for information or apply online at Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation Grants.

Deb Borton, Program Manager:

Deadlines for receiving proposals are March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1.


Giving limited to Marshalltown, Iowa, and San Antonio, Texas.


Matt Fisher, President
David Tank, Vice President
Sharon Greer, Secretary/Treasurer
Steven Tye
Nick O'Toole
Kara O'Toole
John Hermanson
Terry Buzbee
Nate McCormick
Carol Hibbs

Grant Sizes: 
Total Grants 


Total Assets 
Date of latest financial data 
Sep 2020