The University of Iowa

Economic development

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,...

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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.

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...

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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 Small Business Relief Fund

Offers information on federal CARES Act, IEDA Small Business Relief Grants, Iowa Business Tax Deferral, Targeted Small Business Sole Operator Fund, and other resources.

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Traer Community Foundation

The organization's most significant activity is to receive and accept property exclusively for educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent purposes for the benefit of the residents of the Traer, Iowa metropolitan area in such a way that the quality of life in the area is enhanced.

Application Deadline 

Submission deadline: last Friday of April (annually)

A current application form is available at Traer Community Foundation Grant Application Guidelines.

Application should be mailed to: Traer Community Foundation, C/O Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, PO Box 435, Traer, IA 50675

 

DeWitt Area Community Foundation

Also known as LincolnWay Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.

LincolnWay Community Foundation assists in charitable projects and programs that contribute to the quality of life in rural Clinton County, Iowa. The Foundation provides grants,...

Application Deadline 

Applications available February 1; applications due March 1; awards announced month of April.

See https://www.dbqfoundation.org/grants/lincolnway-community-foundation-grant for additional information.