The University of Iowa

Education

Cedar Falls Community Foundation

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation inspires and connects individuals, families, and organizations to enhance our community, support nonprofits, elevate educational opportunities, and build legacies through philanthropy.

Application Deadline 

For information on scholarship eligibility, applications, and other details, see the scholarships section of the website. Applications are accepted in April-May each year.

Three competitive grants are also offered each year. The application period is April 15-June 30. For details, see the Competitive Grant Funds web page.

Tye (Martha-Ellen) Foundation

The mission of the Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation is to perpetuate the generosity and giving philosophy of Martha-Ellen Tye by providing support for and working with programs, projects, and organizations that are striving to make a better life for the people of Marshalltown, Iowa, and San Antonio,...

Application Deadline 

Email for information or apply online at Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation Grants.

Deb Borton, Program Manager: info@marthaellentyefoundation.org

Deadlines for receiving proposals are March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1.

Morris (James B.) Scholarship Fund

The James B. Morris Scholarship Fund (MSF) is a scholarship for minority students who want to pursue college and graduate level educations. Since the program was established, over 1000 minority students have received scho1arshp assistance after high school to help them obtain higher learning....

Application Deadline 

Application address: James B. Morris Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 12145, Des Moines, IA 50312

Phone: (515) 864-0922

Submission deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 4pm CST

For application instructions and to download an application form, visit our application page.

Moore Family Foundation, Inc.

The board has designated Central College, a 501(c)3 organization in Pella, Iowa, as its only donee. Central College makes application to the foundation for specific programs. Currently the focus is on faculty grants to improve a professor's specific programs.

Application Deadline 

Lisle Foundation

The foundation supports organizations involved with arts education, performing arts, higher education, cancer, and community development.

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: Mary Landhuis, 807 E Main St., PO Box 89, Clarinda, IA 51632

Applications should include a written request

Submission deadline: None

The Herbert Hoover Foundation Inc.

We believe a strong sense of community, inspired students, human health, thriving economies, and a balanced environment are inextricably linked, and our passionate team seeks solutions to sustain the planet and support happy and healthy populations.

Application Deadline 

Application guidelines: The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation funds solution-oriented projects related to four main focus areas – community, education, science, and environment. A project may be specific to one or more focus areas, and the number of focus areas included in a project does not impact the strength of the application. When applying, you will be required to specify which focus area your project falls under. If your project falls under more than one focus area, choose the area that you believe encompasses your project the most.

For information, visit our How to Apply page.