The University of Iowa

Human Services

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.

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. 

3M Foundation

3M strives to maximize our social impact within our communities and support a culture of service among our people. To do this, 3Mgives partners with leading organizations that are aligned to our global footprint and have proven track records for making a difference in our three areas of focus:...

Application Deadline 

Grant cycles, guidelines, and contact information varies with the area where funding is being sought. See http://www.3m.com/about3m/community for details.

Siouxland Community Foundation

The Siouxland Community Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life in the greater Siouxland tri-state area by seeking charitable gifts to build permanent endowments as charitable capital for the community, providing a flexible vehicle to receive and distribute gifts of any size, making...

Application Deadline 

Each year, scholarships are given to students from funds established by generous donors who want to make an investment in the future of Siouxland’s youth.

You can find more information regarding scholarships and how to apply on the Scholarships and Grants page of the website. 

Ball (Nellie) Trust

To fund research in the areas of paranoia, schizophrenia, and legal issues affecting individuals with mental disabilities

Application Deadline 

Elwell (Denny & Candy) Foundation

To provide grants to pre-selected organizations primarily for higher education. Fields of interest include Christian agencies & churches; higher education; college.

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