The University of Iowa

Recently Added Grants

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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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

Keep Iowa Beautiful

To empower Iowans to make Iowa the cleanest and most attractive state in the nation.

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Grants include: Paint Iowa Beautiful, Derelict Buildings Grant, Build With Bags

Each year, three scholarships in the amount of $1000 are awarded to Iowa high school graduates who plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university. The scholarship deadline is February 12, 2021.  

For details, see the Grants & Scholarships page of the website. 

 

Reel Change: The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring

New Music USA supports the sounds of tomorrow by nurturing the creation, performance, and appreciation of new music for adventurous listeners around the world.

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New Music USA recently launched Reel Change: The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring, powered by SESAC and composer Christophe Beck.

Responding to the fact that the vast majority of films are scored by white men, Reel Change is a five-year grants and mentorship program for composers of diverse backgrounds who have been marginalized in film composition.

This fund supports film projects currently in production, where additional funding and mentoring would help composers at a pivotal moment in their careers.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling timeline by an advisory board made up of leading composers of film music, including Christophe Beck, Jongnic “JB” Bontemps, Kris Bowers, Miriam Cutler, Chanda Dancy, Tony Morales, and Pinar Toprak. Members of this advisory board will offer additional support and mentorship for interested applicants.

Learn more about the Reel Change fund

Learn more about New Music USA and other grant opportunities.

ACT Corporate Giving Program

As an extension of our mission, ACT offers financial and volunteer support to the community through initiatives that support our education and workplace efforts. ACT's Corporate Giving Program provides charitable donations to the communities where ACT team members live or work, and the donations...

Application Deadline 

Funded throughout year (September 1 - August 31).  Goal is to respond within 60 days.

Application Guidelines and Procedures

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. 

Nishnabotna Valley Foundation

The foundation awards college scholarships to residents of counties served by Nishnabotna Valley Rural Electric Cooperative.

Application Deadline 
Friday, February 12, 2021

Qualifications, application forms, and other information about the Basin Electric Scholarship and the Nishnabotna Valley Foundation Scholarship is on our College Scholarships page.  Applications for each must be received by February 12, 2021.  

 

Iowa West Foundation

The mission of the foundation is to improve lives and strengthen communities for present and future generations. The foundation strives to provide leadership, create partnerships, leverage resources and serve as a catalyst in identifying and supporting community needs. The foundation has a...

Application Deadline 

The Foundation has three grant cycles per year. See the Application Process page for grant cycles, deadlines, and other details.