The University of Iowa

Recently Added Grants

Geisler-Penquite Foundation Grants

Application Deadline 
Monday, July 1, 2024

More information and application forms may be requested by calling (719) 641-1478 or writing to Geisler-Penquite Foundation, 164 Delft Drive, Pella, IA 50219. The submission deadline for new grant applications is July 1, 2024.

Variety - the Children's Charity

Variety - the Children’s Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of children who are at-risk, underprivileged, critically ill or living with special needs.

Application Deadline 

Each year, children’s nonprofits from across the state of Iowa have the opportunity to apply for grants to support program funding related to Variety’s mission of caring for children. Grant applicants are reviewed for financial stability and each organization is interviewed by a member of Variety’s board. This ensures a great understanding of the specific request and potential impact of investments into applicant programs. Grant categories cover, in part, camps and social activities for disadvantaged or critically ill children, recreational activities for special needs or critically ill children, agencies that serve children with special needs due to physical or chemical abuse, behavioral problems, or are in need of emergency shelter. For more information on these categories, visit the Grant Program page of the organization's website. 

 

Keokuk Area Community Foundation

The Foundation receives charitable gifts from donors to establish permanents endowments for southeast Iowa, western Illinois, and northeast Missouri. 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

Big Grove for Good

Giving back to our local community is central to our mission at Big Grove Brewery. We strive to be intentional with our “good giving” and have committed the majority of our charitable efforts to focus on three core categories -- Trees, Trails, & Water: The work to enhance our recreational...

Application Deadline 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

See the Big Grove for Good website for application information specific to each of the three counties in which grants are considered. 

Polk County Community Grants

Grants are offered in three areas.

Community Betterment Grant Program. Applications are accepted once a year between December 1 and February 28 and are in the range of $500 to $10,000. Community Development Grant Program. Applications are accepted once a year, between July 1 and August 31...
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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...

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Grants are made to nonprofit organizations that provide services vital to the quality of life in Siouxland. Organizations recognized under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and/or qualified government entities located within the greater Siouxland tri-state area (defined as a general 80-mile radius of Sioux City, Iowa) are eligible to receive grants from the Community Foundation. Grants to address present and emerging needs are made in the following focus areas: arts and culture, civic affairs, education, environment, health, and human services. See the Grants page of the website to search for grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations. 

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. Each year, the application period opens November 1 with applications due on February 1. For more information, instructions on how to apply, and other details, see the Scholarships page of the website. 

Historical Resource Development Program

Apply for grant funding to help preserve, conserve, interpret, enhance, and educate the public about Iowa’s historical assets. The Historical Resource Development Program provides funding for documentary collections, historic preservation and museums.

Who: Nonprofits, Governments, Tribes...

Application Deadline 

Applicants can access the previous year's guidelines and scoring rubrics on the Historical Resource Development Program's website. 

Witwer Trust Grant Program

Each year, Linn County receives $80,000 from a trust established by Weaver Witwer, a prominent Cedar Rapids grocer and landowner who died in 1979. Mr. Witwer established the trust as a way to give back to the community in perpetuity. Each year, Linn County awards these funds to local non-profit...

Application Deadline 
Friday, December 15, 2023

Witwer Trust Grant Program application questions.

Applications must be completed online. 

Application period opens November 1 each year. Deadline is December 15 each year. 

ACT Corporate Giving Program

ACT's Giving Committee awards qualified nonprofits across the United States for projects that best match ACT’s mission and are aligned with one (or more) of six pillars: Community Betterment; Cultural and Artistic Enrichment; Disaster Relief; Diversity and Inclusion; Human and Social Needs; and...

Application Deadline 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Applications reviewed September 1, 2023 through June 1, 2024.  

ACT Giving Program: Application Guidelines and Procedures

ACT's Giving Program Application

3M Foundation

3M invests in: Academic programs in science, engineering and business, and increasing the diversity of individuals entering these fields; K-12 education -inspiring student interest and success in math, science and economics by advancing teacher excellence and college readiness; Health and human...

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Grinnell Mutual Group Foundation (GMG Foundation )

The foundation supports organizations involved with education, health care, safety, agriculture, community development, and civic engagement.

Application Deadline 

Grant applications are accepted at any time. The foundation board meets quarterly to consider grant requests. Grant sizes are unrestricted. 

Applications should be addressed to: GMG Foundation, ATTN: Barb Baker-Manager, P.O. Box 790, Grinnell, IA 50112

barb.baker@grinnellmutual.com

Phone: 641-269-8616

Application deadline: Ongoing

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.

Emergency 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 for servicing clients. Emergency 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 Emergency Grant per calendar year. Awards must be used within 30 days and a project completion form submitted within 45 days. Once allotted funds have been awarded, applications will be closed for the calendar year. See the Emergency Grants page for further details, guidelines and an application form.