The University of Iowa

Community improvement

Target Foundation

Target’s philanthropic efforts are rooted in the company’s purpose of helping all families discover the joy of everyday life and our values of optimism, inclusivity and connection. Community has been, and will continue to be, our focus.

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Target's philanthropic areas include grants for school field trips, public safety, and youth soccer programs. Click on each for more information.

Additional details are here.

Deadlines and amounts depend upon the focus area.

Whirlpool Foundation

Among other programs, the foundation maintains a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to certain children of the employees of Whirlpool Corporation.

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Peterson (Adolph H. & Rosetta J.) Charity Foundation

Giving to charitable or public organizations providing assistance to the disadvantaged in Boone County, Iowa.

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: Charla Kudej, 616 S. Kennedy, Madrid, IA 50156-1736
Telephone: (515) 240-2309

Send a written request for assistance addressed to the foundation's board of directors. Must be received prior to the annual or special meeting.

Persinger Family Foundation

Giving primarily to organizations that are within a 25 mile radius of Sioux City, Iowa.

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Maser Family Foundation

Application Deadline 

Submit applications in writing with a brief explanation of the intended use of requested contribution. Sent applications to: E. W. Maser. 600 1st Ave SE, Le Mars, IA 51037

Telephone: 712-546-6217

Land O'Lakes Foundation

Land O'Lakes Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in communities where Land O'Lakes, Inc. has members, employees, plants and facilities. Land O'Lakes Foundation proactively helps rural communities prosper and prepare for tomorrow by donating resources that develop and...

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For forms, deadlines, and details, email

Hartig Charitable Foundation

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: Hartig Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 938, Dubuque, IA 52004; Phone: 563-582-1841

Request should include all necessary information concerning the reason for requesting the grant, including where you can be reached 

Submission deadline: None

Harker Foundation

Preservation of historic landmarks.

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: Citizens 1st National Bank, PO Bank 1227, Storm Lake, IA 50588; Phone: 712-732-5440

No specific form. Information should identify historic landmark and describe proposed use of funds.

Submission deadline: none