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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...

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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. 

 

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...
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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.

Pella Rolscreen Foundation

The Pella Rolscreen Foundation seeks to contribute to the civic, cultural, educational, social and physical environment in which Pella Corporation team members reside through gifts to active, nonprofit, charitable organizations whose purpose coincides with this goal. Direct grants will be...

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The Grant Guidelines web page has information for qualified nonprofit 501(c)(3) public non-profits and governmental entities in the communities where Pella Corporation maintains manufacturing plants. These entities are invited to submit grant requests. Proposals should address one or more of the priorities outlined in the Foundation’s Purpose. Requests are reviewed semi-annually with proposals due May 1 and November 1 of each year.  

Persons interested in scholarships should refer to the Sons & Daughters Scholarships page.

Karmen Gardner, Executive Director
Pella Rolscreen Foundation
c/o Pella Corporation
102 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219
Telephone: 641-621-6224

Ochylski Family Foundation

Application Deadline 

Application address:
Ochylski Family Foundation,
300 Walnut St., Ste 295A
Des Moines, IA 50309

Submission deadlines: October 1

Applications should be submitted in letter form with attachments outlining: (1) The nature of the organization, (2) The nature of the organizations work, (3) Any specific projects where contributions may be used.

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...
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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. 

Waitt Family Foundation

The foundation believes that every child and family should have the opportunity to choose their own futures and succeed in fulfilling their dreams. To that end, the foundation seeks to: Empower Communities - enhance the capacity of communities to promote positive social change supportive of...

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Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis. Responses to applications take about six weeks. 

Iowa Women's Foundation

The Iowa Women's Foundation is committed to improving the lives of Iowa's women and girls. We use research to uncover the biggest barriers to women's success as well as their greatest needs, and we invest our passion and resources accordingly.

Application Deadline 

Six areas (child care, education/training, employment, housing, mentors, transportation) have been identified as the most critical barriers for Iowa women and girls. Grant applications must address one primary barrier. Applications may be submitted beginning February 1 and are due the last working day of April.

See the Core Grants page for details.

Micro grants are also available. These are small, one-time-only cash awards given to nonprofits and other community organizations, including organizations that may not be eligible for traditional grant funding, for immediate emergency needs. Micro grants will be awarded at a minimum of $300 and a maximum of $1,000. Applications may be submitted at any time during the calendar year, and applicants may submit multiple applications, however, organizations may not receive more than one micro grant per calendar year.