The University of Iowa

Historic preservation

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.

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.

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

Pella Community Foundation

​Our basic purpose is to ​preserve the heritage and enhance the quality of life for the people of Pella by helping to transfer funds from the hands of people who wish to help others to nonprofit organizations that can do it most efficiently.

Application Deadline 

Funds are distributed through Board Directed Grants, Impact Grants, and the Garden Chapel Fund. The deadline for each is November 15 of each year. For details, see the Grants page on the organization's website. 

Hinson (Charlotte & William) Charitable Foundation Trust

Application Deadline 

A Contribution Request Application Form may be requested from any of the following:

Richard C. Hinson or Jane F. Hinson
4425 Mills Civic Parkway, #1302
West Des Moines, IA  50265

Scott R. Driver
1514 West Roma Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85015 

Dr. Craig W. Driver
717 Sunrise Blvd.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Submission deadline: None