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Keokuk Area Community Foundation

To sustain the greater Keokuk area through charitable giving, leadership training, and community awareness.

Application Deadline 

Applications are welcome from organizations determined to be exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3).

For further details and requirements, see Grants section of KACF website.

Contact Philip Ricketts, Administrator at 319-670-0207 or info@keokukfoundation.org

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

Koch Foundation

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: Koch Foundation, 2909 Woodland Ave. 715, Des Moines, IA 50312; Phone: 515-255-2453

Applications should include all necessary information concerning the reason for requesting the grant, loan, etc, including where to be contacted.

Submission deadline: None

Retirement Research Foundation (Foundation on Aging)

During the last 43 years, RRF has awarded nearly 5,000 grants worth almost $255 million—all dedicated to improving the quality of life of older people. RRF focuses its grantmaking on four priority areas:

Caregiving Economic Security in Later Life Housing Social and Intergenerational...
Application Deadline 

RRF offers an opportunity for applicants to submit a brief (1-3 pages) Letter of Inquiry (LOI) as part of its grantmaking process. While optional, submission of an LOI is strongly encouraged. Information about the LOI process can be found on RRF’s websiteSubmit LOIs online by March 15, 2021 for the May 1 deadline. For more information and to start the grant process, see Apply for a Grant.

Information can also be found on the What We Fund page. 

To learn more, please visit our website or email info@rrf.org.

Mansfield (Wesley & Irene) Charitable Foundation

Giving primarily for higher education, including educational foundations.

Application Deadline 

General guidelines:

A) Grants are only made to nonprofit organizations or governmental entities.

B) The focus of the Mansfield Foundation is to support the communities of Belle Plaine and Tama, Iowa and Albion, Nebraska.

C) Applications need to be received by May 15 to be considered for acceptance.

D) If awarded, grants are generally disbursed in July of each year.

Information about the applicant entity:

  • Name, address, city, state zip; contact name; phone;  email
  • Is the applicant a governmental entity? Yes / no
  • Is the applicant a nonprofit organization? Yes / no.
  • If you are a nonprofit, attach a copy of your IRS determination letter or a copy of your most recent form 990. If you are a nonprofit, attach a list of your governing board.

Application address: Mark Harrington, 124 W 3rd St, Tama, IA 52339

Phone: (641) 484-3000

Submission deadline: May 15th (annually)

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.