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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
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Guernsey (Max & Helen) Charitable Foundation

The foundation's mission is to work in partnership with others to improve the vitality of the community, addressing issues important now and in the future. The foundation focuses its support on a broad spectrum of needs including education that builds character, programs that enhance family life...

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: Max & Helen Guernsey Charitable Foundation, PO Box 1172, Waterloo, IA 50704; Phone: 319-226-3434

Applications should be submitted in writing identifying the purpose and amount requested; accompanied by financial states and proof of 501(c)(3)

Submission deadline: None

Originally posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 1:06pm
Last updated: Friday, February 19, 2021 - 9:33am
Originally posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 1:03pm
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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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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. 

Originally posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 1:06pm
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Hinson (Charlotte & William) Charitable Foundation Trust

Application Deadline 

A Contribution Request Application Form may be requested from any of the following:

Richard C. Hinson or Jane F. Hinson
4425 Mills Civic Parkway, #1302
West Des Moines, IA  50265

Scott R. Driver
1514 West Roma Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85015 

Dr. Craig W. Driver
717 Sunrise Blvd.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Submission deadline: None

Originally posted: Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 12:06pm
Last updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 10:59am
Originally posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 1:06pm
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Sherman (Mabel E.) Educational Fund

To provide for student loans, scholarships and grants for individuals, attending Morningside College, Buena Vista University and Cornell College.

Application Deadline 
Originally posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 1:03pm
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Originally posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 1:06pm
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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

 

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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...
Application Deadline 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

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.

Originally posted: Monday, October 19, 2020 - 1:06pm
Last updated: Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 1:48pm

Iowa Women's Foundation

The Iowa Women's Foundation is committed to improving the lives of girls and women. 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 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. The grants are awarded to organizations that address at least one of the six major barriers that IWF research has identified as most critical to the success of Iowa’s women and girls: childcare, education and training, employment, housing, mentors, transportation. If your organization is addressing any of these barriers, we encourage you to apply for an IWF micro grant.

Originally posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Last updated: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 4:01pm

Wellmark Foundation

The Wellmark Foundation’s goal is to be a catalyst in bringing groups together to positively impact health within a community. MATCH grant funding focuses on sustainable initiatives — projects that continue after our grant funding ends — targeting access to and consumption of nutritious foods...

Application Deadline 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Application address: The Wellmark Foundation, 1331 Grand Avenue Station 5W 443, Des Moines, IA 50309; Phone: 515-376-5009

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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)

Originally posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 12:06pm
Last updated: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 10:33am

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

Originally posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 12:06pm
Last updated: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 10:23am