The University of Iowa

Arts & culture

Iowa Arts Council

Iowa Arts & Culture Resilience Grants provide flexible support to Iowa’s arts, humanities and cultural nonprofit organizations to undertake activities that expand organizational capacity, increase financial stability, promote equity and inclusion, and enhance programmatic offerings.

Application Deadline 
Monday, May 3, 2021

Lee Endowment Foundation

Support for community development, higher education, health and social services, and for scholarships to individuals for postsecondary education.

Application Deadline 

Application address: Janet Johnson Publisher Globe Gazette, P.O. Box 271, Mason City, IA 50402

Phone: (641) 421-0507

Submission deadline: None

 

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.

Stebens (Bertha) Charitable Foundation

Giving for the benefit of people in Mason City and Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, through 501(c)(3) organizations or governmental organizations.

Application Deadline 

Application address:
Greg Nicholas
2601 4th St SW
Mason City, IA 5041
Telephone: 515-422-6717

Submission deadline: May 31

Reel Change: The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring

New Music USA supports the sounds of tomorrow by nurturing the creation, performance, and appreciation of new music for adventurous listeners around the world.

Application Deadline 

New Music USA recently launched Reel Change: The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring, powered by SESAC and composer Christophe Beck.

Responding to the fact that the vast majority of films are scored by white men, Reel Change is a five-year grants and mentorship program for composers of diverse backgrounds who have been marginalized in film composition.

This fund supports film projects currently in production, where additional funding and mentoring would help composers at a pivotal moment in their careers.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling timeline by an advisory board made up of leading composers of film music, including Christophe Beck, Jongnic “JB” Bontemps, Kris Bowers, Miriam Cutler, Chanda Dancy, Tony Morales, and Pinar Toprak. Members of this advisory board will offer additional support and mentorship for interested applicants.

Learn more about the Reel Change fund

Learn more about New Music USA and other grant opportunities.

ACT Corporate Giving Program

As an extension of our mission, ACT offers financial and volunteer support to the community through initiatives that support our education and workplace efforts. ACT's Corporate Giving Program provides charitable donations to the communities where ACT team members live or work, and the donations...

Application Deadline 

Funded throughout year (September 1 - August 31).  Goal is to respond within 60 days.

Application Guidelines and Procedures

Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc.

The foundation supports organizations involved with arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS, housing, human services, community development, senior citizens, minorities, economically disadvantaged people, and other areas.

Application Deadline 

Grant programs, focus areas, grant amounts, and deadlines vary. See the Request a Grant page for details and additional contact information.

See also Grants Guidelines.

Deadline: March 15