The University of Iowa

Arts & culture

Tye (Martha-Ellen) Foundation

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,...

Application Deadline 

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

Deb Borton, Program Manager: info@marthaellentyefoundation.org

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

Lisle Foundation

The foundation supports organizations involved with arts education, performing arts, higher education, cancer, and community development.

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: Mary Landhuis, 807 E Main St., PO Box 89, Clarinda, IA 51632

Applications should include a written request

Submission deadline: None

The Herbert Hoover Foundation Inc.

We believe a strong sense of community, inspired students, human health, thriving economies, and a balanced environment are inextricably linked, and our passionate team seeks solutions to sustain the planet and support happy and healthy populations.

Application Deadline 

Application guidelines: The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation funds solution-oriented projects related to four main focus areas – community, education, science, and environment. A project may be specific to one or more focus areas, and the number of focus areas included in a project does not impact the strength of the application. When applying, you will be required to specify which focus area your project falls under. If your project falls under more than one focus area, choose the area that you believe encompasses your project the most.

For information, visit our How to Apply page.

Giacoletto Foundation (John P & Lawrence J)

The Foundation carries on the Giacoletto brothers’ devotion to education, as well as their interest in the technical and cultural aspects of life.

The foundation believes that a better-educated public will honor the lives and memories of both John and Lawrence Giacoletto.

Application Deadline 

Application address: Barbara Allen, 1195 East Post Rd Suite 2, Marion, IA 52302

Phone: (319) 365-1910

Email: Info@glacoletto.org

Submission deadline: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31

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