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Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation

The corporation is organized to support and improve the oral health of Iowans. The foundation will provide funds to other 501(c)(3) organizations, governments, or academic institutions that are undertaking projects that support or improve the oral health of Iowans. The foundation will provide...

Application Deadline 

Funding opportunities include: 

  • Rethink Your Drink grants
  • Ignite and Innovation Grant Projects for spring and fall
  • Wellness Community Fund
  • Oral Health Fund
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Nonprofit Support

Further information on each of the above and detailed Guidelines are here.

 

Ochylski Family Foundation

Application Deadline 

Application address:
Ochylski Family Foundation,
300 Walnut St., Ste 295A
Des Moines, IA 50309

Submission deadlines: October 1

Applications should be submitted in letter form with attachments outlining: (1) The nature of the organization, (2) The nature of the organizations work, (3) Any specific projects where contributions may be used.

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

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

Iowa West Foundation

The mission of the foundation is to improve lives and strengthen communities for present and future generations. The foundation strives to provide leadership, create partnerships, leverage resources and serve as a catalyst in identifying and supporting community needs. The foundation has a...

Application Deadline 

The Foundation has three grant cycles per year. See the Application Process page for grant cycles, deadlines, and other details. 

 

Pella Community Foundation

​Our basic purpose is to ​preserve the heritage and enhance the quality of life for the people of Pella by helping to transfer funds from the hands of people who wish to help others to nonprofit organizations that can do it most efficiently.

Application Deadline 

Funds are distributed through Board Directed Grants, Impact Grants, and the Garden Chapel Fund. The deadline for each is November 15 of each year. For details, see the Grants page on the organization's website. 

Hubbell-Waterman Foundation

The Hubbell-Waterman Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the Quad Cities by financially supporting areas of need in culture and the arts, early childhood education (pre-K to 12) and social welfare. We fund capital and operational grants in the Quad Cities area....

Application Deadline 

Guidelines and online application information is available on the How to Apply page of the organization's website. 

Application deadline is September 1 each year. 

Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary...

Application Deadline 

For steps required to apply for a grant, visit the Grants page.

Various types of scholarships are available . Visit the Scholarships page for details.  

 

Iowa Women's Foundation

The Iowa Women's Foundation is committed to improving the lives of Iowa's women and girls. We use research to uncover the biggest barriers to women's success as well as their greatest needs, and we invest our passion and resources accordingly.

Application Deadline 

Six areas (child care, education/training, employment, housing, mentors, transportation) have been identified as the most critical barriers for Iowa women and girls. Grant applications must address one primary barrier. Applications may be submitted beginning February 1 and are due the last working day of April.

See the Core Grants page for details.

Micro grants are also available. These are small, one-time-only cash awards given to nonprofits and other community organizations, including organizations that may not be eligible for traditional grant funding, for immediate emergency needs. Micro grants will be awarded at a minimum of $300 and a maximum of $1,000. Applications may be submitted at any time during the calendar year, and applicants may submit multiple applications, however, organizations may not receive more than one micro grant per calendar year.