The University of Iowa

Community improvement

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.

Northwest Area Foundation

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,...

Application Deadline 

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.

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.

Keep Iowa Beautiful

To empower Iowans to make Iowa the cleanest and most attractive state in the nation.

Application Deadline 

Grants include: Paint Iowa Beautiful, Derelict Buildings Grant, Build With Bags

Each year, three scholarships in the amount of $1000 are awarded to Iowa high school graduates who plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university. The scholarship deadline is February 12, 2021.  

For details, see the Grants & Scholarships page of the website. 

 

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.