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Recently Added Grants

Cedar Falls Community Foundation

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation inspires and connects individuals, families, and organizations to enhance our community, support nonprofits, elevate educational opportunities, and build legacies through philanthropy.

Application Deadline 

For information on scholarship eligibility, applications, and other details, see the scholarships section of the website. Applications are accepted in April-May each year.

Three competitive grants are also offered each year. The application period is April 15-June 30. For details, see the Competitive Grant Funds web page.

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.

Morris (James B.) Scholarship Fund

The James B. Morris Scholarship Fund (MSF) is a scholarship for minority students who want to pursue college and graduate level educations. Since the program was established, over 1000 minority students have received scho1arshp assistance after high school to help them obtain higher learning....

Application Deadline 

Application address: James B. Morris Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 12145, Des Moines, IA 50312

Phone: (515) 864-0922

Submission deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 4pm CST

For application instructions and to download an application form, visit our application page.

Moore Family Foundation, Inc.

The board has designated Central College, a 501(c)3 organization in Pella, Iowa, as its only donee. Central College makes application to the foundation for specific programs. Currently the focus is on faculty grants to improve a professor's specific programs.

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Lisle Foundation

The foundation supports organizations involved with arts education, performing arts, higher education, cancer, and community development.

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: Mary Landhuis, 807 E Main St., PO Box 89, Clarinda, IA 51632

Applications should include a written request

Submission deadline: None

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.

Giacoletto Foundation (John P & Lawrence J)

The Foundation carries on the Giacoletto brothers’ devotion to education, as well as their interest in the technical and cultural aspects of life.

The foundation believes that a better-educated public will honor the lives and memories of both John and Lawrence Giacoletto.

Application Deadline 

Application address: Barbara Allen, 1195 East Post Rd Suite 2, Marion, IA 52302

Phone: (319) 365-1910

Email: Info@glacoletto.org

Submission deadline: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31

Iowa Arts Council

Iowa Arts & Culture Resilience Grants provide flexible support to Iowa’s arts, humanities and cultural nonprofit organizations to undertake activities that expand organizational capacity, increase financial stability, promote equity and inclusion, and enhance programmatic offerings.

Application Deadline 
Monday, May 3, 2021

Lee Endowment Foundation

Support for community development, higher education, health and social services, and for scholarships to individuals for postsecondary education.

Application Deadline 

Application address: Janet Johnson Publisher Globe Gazette, P.O. Box 271, Mason City, IA 50402

Phone: (641) 421-0507

Submission deadline: None

 

State Farm Companies Foundation

The foundation supports organizations involved with K-12 and higher education and awards fellowships to doctoral students and college scholarships to African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and high school students.

Application Deadline 

Application address: Ed Woods, State Farm Companies Foundation (One State Farm Plaza), Bloomington, IL 61710

Phone: (309) 994-0280

Submission deadlines: Foundation Scholarship Program (March 31 annually), Good Neighbor Scholarship Program (Program closes when 700 applications are received), Matching Gift Program (March 31 annually), Good Neighbor Grant Program (March 31 annually)

Tension Envelope Foundation

The foundation supports organizations involved with arts and culture, education, human services, and community development.

Application Deadline 

Application address: William Berkley, 819 East 19th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: (816) 471-3800

Applications should be sent in the form of a letter or request

Application deadline: February 15

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.

Northwest Area Foundation

Our mission is to support efforts by the people, organizations, and communities of our eight-state region to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable prosperity. The eight-state region of the Northwest Area Foundation includes: Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho,...

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We fund organizations that break down systemic barriers so that our priority communities can achieve economic prosperity and thrive on their own terms. Our grantees and mission investments advance impact within one or more of four funding portfolios: Access capitol, work opportunity, enterprise development, and financial inclusion.

For more information on the application process, see the FAQ page and the For Grantseekers page.

If questions, contact Cody Stalker, program coordinator at 651-225-3888.

Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation

The corporation is organized to support and improve the oral health of Iowans. The foundation will provide funds to other 501(c)(3) organizations, governments, or academic institutions that are undertaking projects that support or improve the oral health of Iowans. The foundation will provide...

Application Deadline 

Funding opportunities include: 

  • Rethink Your Drink grants
  • Ignite and Innovation Grant Projects for spring and fall
  • Wellness Community Fund
  • Oral Health Fund
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Nonprofit Support

Further information on each of the above and detailed Guidelines are here.

 

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.