The University of Iowa

Community improvement

Hayes Trust

Scholarship awards to seniors at Adair-Casey High School, Iowa. Giving also to organizations in the town of Casey, Iowa.

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: 101 E Logan, Casey, IA 50115

Applications available at local school; Grade records should be attached, funds for community improvement and apply in writing 

Submission deadline: None (school winners determined two weeks prior to graduation)

Conner (Alice) Trust

Provides scholarships to Iowa students for post-secondary education in Iowa.

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: Scholarship Selection Committee, P.O. Box 16268, Des Moines, IA 50316; Phone: 515-246-8240

Submission deadline: April 1 of each year the following school year


Ahrens (Claude W. and Dolly) Foundation

We are a unique and innovative family foundation striving to help meet the needs of Grinnell and its neighboring communities through ongoing support and resources by maintaining and perpetuating an endowment. Our purpose is to provide improved and enhanced quality of life for present and future...

Application Deadline 

In recent years, the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation has made changes to its charitable grant funding process. At this time, the foundation is no longer accepting grant funding requests or grant solicitations of any kind. The foundation has chosen to actively seek projects and organizations to which it chooses to fund.

The Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation will continue to support and prioritize projects in the fields of parks & recreation, education, and health. The foundation has shifted its funding focus primarily to projects that impact the Grinnell, IA community.

Kruse Family Foundation

Giving primarily to Christian organizations; funding also for education and human services.

Application Deadline 

Hillary Family Foundation

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: Edward Hillary, 10769 Diesel Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001; Phone: 563-556-0245

Applications should include: A letter detailing the purpose and amount of the requested grant, including a signed statement stating that the requesting organization is a 501(C)(3) organization

Submission deadline: None