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Food security

Big Grove for Good

Giving back to our local community is central to our mission at Big Grove Brewery. We strive to be intentional with our “good giving” and have committed the majority of our charitable efforts to focus on three core categories -- Trees, Trails, & Water: The work to enhance our recreational...

Application Deadline 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

See the Big Grove for Good website for application information specific to each of the three counties in which grants are considered. 

Theisen's More For Your Community Grants

The Theisen’s More for Your Community corporate grant program annually makes grants to all Theisen’s store communities. The program grants to agencies that most effectively, directly serve the basic needs of families and children, which includes food, shelter, education, safety and health.

Application Deadline 

Theisen's More for Your Community Grant program is part of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. Create an account in the online grant management system on the Theisen's page. All open Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque grants are listed in this system.

Applicants must be within 60 miles of a Theisen's store. View a list of stores. Create an account to apply for this grant. Please email Angie Wille, Grants Coordinator or  telephone 563.588.2700 to discuss how your project fits the basic needs of the community.

Applications open July 15 of each year. 

Deadline: August 31 of each year

Alliant Energy Foundation

The Alliant Energy Foundation is an independent, nonprofit philanthropic organization. The Foundation is funded solely by shareowner dollars from Alliant Energy Corporation and dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities where Alliant Energy has a presence in Iowa and...

Application Deadline 

 

Through our Giving for Good Sponsorships and Impact Grants we support nonprofits and community partners in four major categories: Hunger and Housing, Workforce Readiness, Environmental Stewardship, and Diversity, Safety and Wellbeing. 

Giving for Good sponsorships are available throughout the year. See the Alliant Energy web page for details on focus areas, guidelines, how to apply and other information. 

 

Wellmark Foundation

The Wellmark Foundation’s goal is to be a catalyst in bringing groups together to positively impact health within a community. MATCH grant funding focuses on sustainable initiatives — projects that continue after our grant funding ends — targeting access to and consumption of nutritious foods...

Application Deadline 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Application materials are to be submitted to WellmarkFoundation@wellmark.com by the appropriate deadline. 

South Central Iowa Community Foundation

Our mission is to contribute to a better life for people of South Central Iowa by helping donors to carry out their charitable intent and by providing responsible stewardship of gifts for community purposes.

Application Deadline 

See website for application forms and additional information for individual counties. 

Stebens (Bertha) Charitable Foundation

Giving for the benefit of people in Mason City and Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, through 501(c)(3) organizations or governmental organizations.

Application Deadline 

Application address:
Greg Nicholas
2601 4th St SW
Mason City, IA 5041
Telephone: 515-422-6717

Submission deadline: May 31

Viking Foundation of Lincoln

The Vision, Mission and Values of The Viking Foundation of Lincoln Vision: The Foundation envisions creative and flexible opportunities to improve and enrich the lives of people who are less fortunate with an emphasis on youth. The Foundation will accomplish this goal by periodically awarding...
Application Deadline 

For grant details and information on how to apply, see the Contact Us section of the website. 

The application deadline is October 1 annually. Awards are announced in December.