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N/AAsset-Based Community Development InstituteThe Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) is at the center of a large and growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. Priority is given to projects that will create manufacturing jobs, add value to Iowa resources and/or increase exports out of state. Preference will be given to those businesses which will create or retain the greatest number of jobs with the least amount of program dollars. Refinancing or restructuring of existing loans and projects involving a single retail establishment will be considered low priorities. Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future. Learn more, visit website.
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OngoingBlack Hills PowerPower of Trees Program (for customers only)
Contact: Mike Fastenau Phone: 800-306-4237
N/ACenter for Rural Affairs (CFRA)The Center for Rural Affairs, rooted in agriculture and rural communities, has grown to a national organization with 30,000 national supporters and has evolved into one of the nation's leading rural organizations, known for our pioneering work to rebuild rural America and reform federal policy. The Community Development Resource Guide is an easy reference document. It contains key references to assist communities with grants, foundation management, even low-interest loans. Use the guide in conjunction with strong strategic planning to help your community.
See WebsiteCommunity Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grantsThe Vision Iowa Program provides financial incentives to communities for the construction of recreational, cultural, educational or entertainment facilities that enhance the quality of life in Iowa. Currently, 402 CAT awards have been granted by the board, totaling $151,725,006. One-third of the funds available through the CAT program shall be allocated to projects in cities with populations of 10,000 or less, and/or counties that are among the 33 least populated counties in Iowa. Contact: Nicole Shalla, Vision Iowa/CAT Program Manager, Phone: 515.725.3043, Email

OngoingCommunity Development Block Grant (CDBG) ProgramThe program provides financial assistance to those businesses and industries requiring such assistance in order to create new job opportunities.  Assistance is provided to encourage new business start-ups, expansion of existing businesses and/or the relocation of out-of-state businesses into Iowa. Assistance may be provided in the form of direct loans or forgivable loans. Priority is given to projects that will create manufacturing jobs, add value to Iowa resources and/or increase exports out of state. Preference will be given to those businesses which will create or retain the greatest number of jobs with the least amount of program dollars. Refinancing or restructuring of existing loans and projects involving a single retail establishment will be considered low priorities.  Contact information: Anna Nalean, Email: [email protected]
March 31Community FoundationsCapacity Building Grant Grants are made only to charitable organizations or causes with 501(c)(3) status, or to governmental agencies serving a charitable purpose. Geographically, funding is limited to projects that will significantly improve the Greater Des Moines community. It is not the Community Foundation's practice to fund completed projects or proposals. It is strongly recommended that organizations speak with Anna Nalean prior to submitting a Capacity Building Grant. Leadership Grants Spring Application Cycle: Letters of Intent are due by 4 p.m. on April 4. Organizations are required to meet with a member of our staff before submitting a Letter of Intent. Contact Angie Dethlefs-Trettin to schedule your meeting prior to March 31st. Contact information: Angie Dethlefs-Trettin, Email: [email protected]
OngoingCommunity FoundationsCapacity Building Grants for the purpose of strengthening an organization in an area related to governance or management and provide capacity support for a collaborative initiative/effort to enhance systemic support around a community issue or priority. May include specific communities/school districts, etc.
OngoingEndow Iowa Foundations87 counties included in this grant. Funded by gaming money redistributed to those counties that don't have gaming facilities.
OngoingFEMA | Hazard Mitigation Grant ProgramFEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs provide funding opportunities for pre- and post-disaster mitigation. Together, these programs provide significant opportunities to reduce or eliminate potential losses to state, tribal and local assets through hazard mitigation planning and project grant funding. Each HMA program was authorized by separate legislative action, and as such, each program differs slightly in scope and intent.
OngoingFremont County Tourism CommissionThe Fremont County Tourism Commission oversees tourism funds generated by the Fremont County Hotel/Motel tax and allocates those funds for projects anticipated to increase tourism within the county. Fremont County Tourism Grant Application forms are available at the Fremont County Auditor's Office in the Courthouse or clicking here. The tourism board will meet on the third Wednesday of March, June, September and December. Applications are due by 4 pm on Friday prior to the meeting date. To apply for the next allocation of funds obtain a request form from the Fremont County Auditor.
OngoingHabitat for HumanityThrough a comprehensive outreach process, residents are identified that need housing assistance. Outreach staff identifies needs and collaborates with housing assistance providers to package assistance to eliminate duplication of effort and increase effectiveness and efficiency of implementation. $$$ Search for your local ZIP Code on this site for further information on how to apply for housing help.
December 31Home DepotCommunity Impact Grants Program Grants, up to $5,000, are available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered: Repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income and/or transitional veteran's housing, or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.) Weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional veterans' housing, or community facilities. Engage veterans as volunteers to help other veterans in their community through service projects focusing on the renovation, repair and improvement of homes and other properties serving veterans. Planting trees or community gardens and/or landscaping community facilities that serve veterans Contact information: Email: small_[email protected]
June 1Iowa Department of Natural ResourcesRoadside Vegetation (3% of REAP funds) - This money is available through the Iowa Department of Transportation Living Roadway Trust Fund (LRTF) for integrated roadside vegetation management (IRVM) activities, including the establishment of native prairie vegetation in rights-of-way. Low-maintenance prairie roadsides reduce erosion, slow runoff, trap sediment and provide habitat, while giving travelers a glimpse of Iowa's prairie past. State, county and city agencies; schools and universities; private organizations and individuals may apply for LRTF grants. Research and demonstration projects, educational programs and materials, roadside inventories and the purchase of specialized equipment to carry out IRVM practices are all part of this program. Grant applications are accepted once a year, on June 1st. Contact Information: Troy Siefert, IDOT, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010, Phone: 515-239-1768, Email: [email protected]
January 2 and July 1Iowa Department of Natural Resources | Solid Waste Alternatives Program (quarterly)The Solid Waste Alternatives Program (SWAP) works to reduce the amount of solid waste generated and landfilled in Iowa. Through a competitive process, financial assistance is available for a variety of projects, including source reduction, recycling and education. SWAPs Online Database: Visit the SWAP online database to search for information on past projects funded through SWAP. Follow the link and click Search Projects? to get started! The program provides financial assistance in the form of forgivable loans, zero interest loans, and 3% interest loans. A 25% minimum cash match is required. Projects are selected through a quarterly competitive process. Emphasis for selected projects is placed on tonnage avoided or reduced, sustainability and ability to replicate. Any unit of local government, public or private group or individual is eligible to apply for program funds. Funds can be used for such items as: Waste reduction equipment and installation, Recycling, collection, processing, or hauling equipment (including installation), Development, printing and distribution of educational materials, Planning and implementation of educational forums, workshops, etc., Purchase and installation of recycled content products, Salaries directly related to implementation and operation of the project, Extra consideration is given to applications addressing large or hard-to-manage targeted waste streams.
OngoingIowa DOT | STPThe Surface Transportation Program (STP) that is used for roads; mainly goes to counties, but could have some application to our communities.
OngoingIowa DOT | RISEThe Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) program was created in 1985 and first implemented by the Iowa Department of Transportation in FY 1986. The purpose of the RISE program is to promote economic development in Iowa through the establishment, construction, improvement, and maintenance of roads and streets that promote economic development in the state by improving or maintaining highway access: To specific development sites, including existing and future industrial locations; Between urban centers or between urban centers and the interstate system; To economically depressed areas of the state; To points of shipment or processing of products; To trucking terminals and places of embarkation or shipment by other transportation modes; To scenic, recreational, historic, and cultural sites or other locations identified as tourist attractions.
OngoingIowa DOT | Safe Routes to School GrantThe Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) was authorized by the most recent Federal transportation funding act, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), which was signed into law on July 6, 2012. The TAP redefines the former Transportation Enhancements activities and consolidates these eligibilities with the former Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. On January 15, 2013, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved the implementation of MAP-21 as it relates to Transportation Alternatives in which the majority of TAP funding will be distributed to the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and the Regional Planning Affiliations (RPAs) while the Iowa DOT will retain $1,000,000 for the implementation of the Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program. This program is intended to provide worthy projects and initiatives that are statewide or multi-regional in nature an opportunity to receive TAP funding. Contact Information: Debra Arp, SRTS coordinator, Phone: 515-239-1681, E-mail: Debra Arp
July 1Iowa DOT | State Recreational Trails ProgramSTATE RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM - Applications for projects that are not existing trail bridges with historical and architectural significance will not be accepted at this time. Applications for refurbishment of a historical and architecturally significant bridge will be required to include documentation that the bridge is either already listed on the National Register of Historic Places or that it is eligible to be listed. A bridge that has been relocated from its original placement or is intended to be moved from its intended placement to a new location would be eligible for this funding if the relocation does not impact its listing on or eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places. Applications for this dedicated funding are also required to include at least a dollar-for-dollar match (50%) of funds not awarded by the state. The SRT application form (Form 240002) was updated to include these program requirements and is posted to the Iowa DOT website. Website: http://www.iowadot.gov/systems_planning/fedstate_rectrails.htm Contact Information: Yvonne Diller, Phone: 515-239-1252, Email: [email protected]
October 1Iowa DOT | TAThe Transportation Alternatives (TA) program that is used for trails.
OngoingIowa Economic Development | Vision IowaThe Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) program was created to assist projects that will provide recreational, cultural, entertainment and educational attractions. Projects must be available to the general public for public use and be primarily vertical infrastructure.
OngoingIowa Finance AuthorityIowa housing repair (must contact SWIPCO)
OngoingIowa Grants GuideThe Iowa Grants Guide (IGG) grew out of an increasing demand for information on organizations that provide financial support to non-profit groups, educational institutions, and individuals in the state of Iowa. With need and interest growing, a partnership formed between the Iowa Council of Foundations (ICOF), the Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center and the University of Iowa to fill this void with a resource that would list funding sponsors known for supporting Iowa projects and Iowans. Initial planning made it clear that a web based publication would be easier to update and maintain than any hard copy book. Staff consulted and searched numerous publications, databases, and public records to identify sources of funding for Iowa-based projects. Letters were sent to these entities, inviting them to enter information about their organization's purpose/mission, funding areas, and other data related to their philanthropic activities. For those who did not respond or who did not complete the record, staff used the public record IRS form 990 PF and/or funders' websites to enter information about these organizations into the IGG database. Each funder was then sent a copy of their record to review for any updates/edits. Records for funders who reviewed their records are marked. Records for all other funders include information available from their website and/or most recent IRS form 990 PF. Website: http://grantguide.law.uiowa.edu/?get=about
June 1, 2018Iowa Living Roadway Trust FundWorking through many partners in Iowa, the Living Roadway Trust Fund (LRTF) supports integrated roadside vegetation management (IRVM) programs; and educates the public on the benefits, use and care of roadside vegetation, including native plants. Iowa roadside vegetation is one of the ways the LRTF supports the accomplishment of these goals is by providing grant funding to eligible cities, counties, and applicants with statewide impact. Typically, a match is required of applicants that meets or exceeds 20 percent of the total project cost. As examples, grants can be awarded for specialized equipment to accomplish IRVM operations; roadside plantings that demonstrate the best management practices of IRVM; inventories of roadside vegetation; and research, education, and public awareness concerning IRVM issues. The LRTF's funding guidelines (available when grant rounds are open) detail what grants can be written for and the specific match requirements. Applications for Fiscal Year 2018 are due by 4 p.m. June 1, 2017, and will not be accepted using the Fiscal Year 2018 application materials.
October 1 (even-numbered years)Iowa Scenic Byways DesignationState Scenic Byway Program - Intent of program: This program was established to identify, protect and enhance roadways in Iowa which exemplify the states scenic and historic resources. This effort is carried out through volunteer work and cooperation between interested citizens, organizations, local governments, and the DOT. This is not a funding program. The DOT designates a route as a State Scenic Byway on the basis of scenic and historic qualities, using established criteria. Applicants are then responsible for funding tourism and promotional plans. Federal grant opportunities may be available for scenic byways for certain infrastructure projects (see Federal Transportation Alternatives Program). Who is eligible to request designation? While no funds are distributed through the state program, designation as a state scenic byway may be applied for by any group or individual having the support and concurrence of their local government entity (i.e. a County Board of Supervisors, City Council, Resource Conservation and Development Board, or County Conservation Board). Type of submittal required: Applications are available from the DOT. See also: www.iowadot.gov/iowasbyways/index.aspx. Application process/deadline: Applications are due October 1, and are accepted in even-numbered years only. This begins a two-year process. Following review of the applications by the Scenic Byway Advisory Council, field inventories are conducted in the following spring, summer and fall. The next step is evaluation of the inventory data and preparation of the final reports, including ratings for each route. The evaluations are reviewed by the Council, which selects routes for designation. The process is complete in the spring of the second year with the installation of Iowa Scenic Byway signs. http://www.iowadot.gov/iowasbyways/designations.html Contact Information: Mary Stahlhut, Byways Program Manager, Office of Systems Planning, Iowa Department of Transportation, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010, Phone: 515-239-1369, Fax: 515-233-7857
July 13, 2018Iowa Tourism GrantThe Iowa Tourism Grant program funds tourism-related marketing initiatives, meetings, events and professional development efforts. Applicants may submit up to two applications for awards ranging from $500-5,000. Applications are at iowagrants.gov and due July 13. Find more information, including links to upcoming training webinars. FY2016 Iowa Tourism Grant Program Timeline: June 1 - Application released; July 13 - Applications due; July 22-August 12 - Review Committee reviews and scores applications; August 14 - Review Committee meets to determine successful grantees; August 21 - Grantees announced. Program Overview: The purpose of the Iowa Tourism Grant Program is to promote tourism in Iowa by funding tourism-related marketing initiatives and meetings, events, and professional development efforts that benefit both local economies around the state and the state's economy. The applicant must be a tourism-related entity based in the state of Iowa, including a nonprofit or for-profit organization, city, county, or regional government or planning entity. The applicant must demonstrate at least a 25% cash match. The minimum award is $500; the maximum award is $5,000. Website: www.iowagrants.gov
July 17, 2018 (5pm)Iowa West FoundationIowa West Foundation grant recipients have leveraged more than $300 million in grants to improve the quality of life in more than 100 communities in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska Types of funding: 1. Place Making (Neighborhood development and revitalization, Housing. Recreational amenities and trails, Arts and culture, Community beautification) 2. Economic Development, 3. Education 4. Healthy Families. We believe it's important to work in collaboration with potential grantees to help them achieve success. In this section you’ll learn more about the process to apply for a grant. We'll guide you every step of the way. If you have a question, we will help you find the answer; if we missed something, you have a direct link to someone who can help you. The Iowa West Foundation accepts proposals three times per year. You'll find the online application process is fast, easy, and convenient. Carefully review this section of the website to better understand the process, the foundation's focus areas, what we fund, how you may qualify, how to apply and what type of follow up is required if your organization is awarded a grant. Letter of Inquiry Due Dates: July 17, 2017; November 15, 2017; March 15, 2018; July 16, 2018. All due at 5:00pm. Website: http://www.iowawestfoundation.org/grantmaking/#sthash.j34W0r90.dpuf Contact Information: Deb Debbaut, Director of Grants Administration, Phone: 712-309-3003
Keep America Beautiful | UPS Tree Planting GrantsUPS Tree Planting Grant - The UPS Foundation has been a supporter of Keep America Beautiful since funding KAB€™s Volunteer Management program in 2004. The corporation€™s leadership in environmental issues and outstanding efforts to promote and sustain volunteerism in America earned UPS the Keep America Beautiful Vision for America Award in 2007. In 2008, The UPS Foundation realigned its global strategy and announced a renewed focus on environmental sustainability. In 2015, The UPS Foundation is proud to offer the Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree & Recovery Tree Planting Grants in the amount of $160,000 consisting of the following: 1) 25 grants @ $5,000 each for Community Tree Planting Projects, 2) 5 grants @ $5,000 each for Post-Recovery Tree Planting Projects, 3) 1 grant @ $10,000 for a large scale Post-Recovery Tree Planting Project Website: http://www.kab.org/site/PageServer?pagename=grants_Grant_applications
September 18, 2018National Endowment for the Arts Our Town GrantNational Endowment for the Arts Our Town FY 2016 - Eligible Applicants: Special district governments, County governments, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Private institutions of higher education, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, City or township governments, State governments, Independent school districts. Additional Information on Eligibility: The Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on August 1, 2016, or any time thereafter. A grant period of up to two years is allowed. OUR TOWN: Applicant Eligibility All applications require partnerships that involve at least two primary partners: a nonprofit organization and a local governmental entity, as defined by these guidelines. One of the two primary partners must be a cultural (arts or design) organization. Additional partners are encouraged. One of the two primary partners must act as the official applicant (lead applicant). This lead applicant must meet the eligibility requirements, submit the application, and assume full responsibility for the grant Grant Program Description The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work - placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place. Through Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking projects. Our Town requires partnerships between arts organizations and government, other nonprofit organizations, and private entities to achieve livability goals for communities. Click on the type of project to see the requirements for partnerships: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects LINK or Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking LINK. For additional Information: http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/our-town or http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html Contact Information: NEA Web Manager, Email: [email protected]
The Community Tool BoxThe purpose of the Community Tool Box is to build capacity for this work€”to make it easier for people to bring about change and improvement in their communities. The Community Tool Box connects people with resources for learning the many skills required for this work and applying this knowledge in diverse cultures and contexts.  Development of the Community Tool Box has been ongoing since 1994, and is a public service of the University of Kansas. The Community Tool Box is developed and managed by the Work Group for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas, and partners nationally and internationally. Website: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/default.aspx
OngoingThe United States Department of JusticeThe Department offers funding opportunities to conduct research, to support law enforcement activities in state and local jurisdictions, to provide training and technical assistance, and to implement programs that improve the criminal justice system. Website: http://www.justice.gov/business/grants
ExpiredUSDA Utilities ProgramRural Community Development Initiative. Expected number of awards is 50. Award Floor: $50,000 Award Ceiling $250,000 Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000 Search on website by opportunity number: USDA-RD-HCFP-RCDI-2015 Eligible Applicants: For profit organizations other than small businesses, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, State governments, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Special district governments, Small businesses, Private institutions of higher education, County governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Independent school districts, City or township governments
Additional Information on Eligibility: The Intermediary will be required to provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the RCDI grant. The respective minimum and maximum grant amount per Intermediary is $50,000.00 and $250,000.00. The Recipient and Beneficiary, but not the Intermediary, must be located in a city or town that has a population of 50,000 or less inhabitants. Qualified private, nonprofit and public including tribal intermediary organizations proposing to carry out financial and technical assistance programs will be eligible to receive the funding. The Intermediary will be required to provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the RCDI grant. The respective minimum and maximum grant amount per Intermediary is $50,000 and $250,000. The Intermediary must provide a program of financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community. Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html Link to additional information: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-15/pdf/2015-11741.pdf Contact information: Shirley Stevenson, Phone: 202-205-9685, Email: [email protected]
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OngoingUSDA | Economic Impact Initiative GrantsThis program provides funding to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural communities with extreme unemployment and severe economic depression. An essential community facility is one that provides an essential service to the local community, is needed for the orderly development of the community, serves a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings. Who may apply for this program? Public bodies, Non-profits, Federally-recognized Tribes. What is an eligible area? Rural areas including; cities,villages, townships, towns and federally-recognized Tribal Lands, with no more than 20,000 residents that have a Not Employed Rate? greater than 19.5%. The median household income of a community being served must be below 90% of the state non-metropolitan median household income for grant eligibility. Grant assistance is based on a graduated scale determined by population, median household income, total project costs and financial need Websit: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/economic-impact-initiative-grants Contact Information: Kate Sand, Community Programs Director in Iowa, Phone: 515-284-4459, Email: [email protected]
OngoingUSDA | Rural Development Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant ProgramThis program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings. Website: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities-direct-loan-grant-program
December 31, 2017Walmart FoundationAwarded grants range from $250 to $2,500. Organizations applying must meet the one of following criteria: An organization holding a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), (4), (6) or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code; A recognized government entity: state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes; A K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or A church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large. http://foundation.walmart.com/apply-for-grants/local-giving
December 31, 2017CDBG Economic Development Set AsideThe Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is federally funded throught the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) in accordance with the amended 1974 Housing and community Development Act. Although the program provides financial assistance to businesses, the application must come from a public €œsponsor€?. Iowa cities under 50,000 population (with the exception of Cedar Falls) and all counties are eligible to apply on behalf of businesses within their jurisdiction. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis. Website: https://www.iowagrants.gov/insideLinkOpps.jsp?documentPk=1342794534985
December 31, 2017CDBG Sustainable Community DemonstrationSustainable Community Demonstration Project Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding is available to local governments through a competitive basis. The Sustainable Community Demonstration Project category provides grants to communities for a variety of projects and activities demonstrating comprehensive innovative approaches to support community sustainability. To date the program has funded a demonstration district geothermal project in a community downtown and a demonstration streetscape project that integrated green infrastructure best management practices for stormwater, combined with LED street lights and a building façade master plan. Website: https://www.iowagrants.gov/insideLinkOpps.jsp?documentPk=1367513122166 $$$
Urban land Iowa InstituteULI Iowa is a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is comprised of public, private and nonprofit leaders in the real estate community throughout the state. ULI Iowa was formed in early 2014 and continues to grow its membership to facilitate the open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers. We provide leadership in responsible land use and development of sustainable communities throughout Iowa by: developing an interdisciplinary approach to land use issues, serving and engaging public and private sector leaders to foster collaboration, sharing knowledge and strategic direction to create thriving and sustainable communities. Website: http://iowa.uli.org/about-us/
OngoingIowa Community FoundationsThrough the County Endowment Fund Program, a percentage of the state's gaming tax revenue is distributed to community foundations in the 85 counties that do not hold a state issued gaming license. The community foundation organizations then granted 75 percent of those funds to charitable projects within their counties and placed the remaining 25 percent in a permanent endowment fund, which is intended to attract other donations and provide a source of permanent funding for charitable projects within the county. Website: http://www.iowacommunityfoundations.org/county-endowment-fund-1.aspx
4pm on the 2nd Friday of March, June, September and DecemberFremont Tourism BoardThe Fremont County Tourism Commission oversees tourism funds generated by the Fremont County Hotel/Motel tax and allocates those funds for projects
anticipated to increase tourism within the county. Website: http://www.co.fremont.ia.us/tourism.htm
May 31 and December 31Community Foundations of Southwest IowaThe Fremont County Community Foundation idea is simple.  Anyone may use it to give something back to the community.  Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations may choose to create charitable funds or contribute to the Fremont County Community Foundation, which helps meet the challenges of changing times in our community in all areas of need:  arts & culture, education, environment, health, human services, historical preservation, and many more areas. Website: http://www.iowacommunityfoundations.org/fremont-county-community-foundation.aspx
January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15Peter Kiewit FoundationWe invest in proven and promising programs, systemic solutions, capital projects, planning and capacity building, and policy development. We do not provide funding to support debt retirement, operational deficits, endowments, general fund drives/annual appeals, event sponsorships, or routine public works projects. Website: http://www.peterkiewitfoundation.org/how-to-apply/eligibility/
OctoberMidAmerican Energy-Trees, Please!Put the power of shade to work in your community by applying for tree-planting grants. Our Trees Please! program promotes energy efficiency by providing windbreaks and shade while beautifying city-owned parks, roadways and other common areas within communities both large and small. Matching funds from other sources must equal the grant amount; this includes in-kind services, as well as donated labor and/or materials. Each September, MidAmerican Energy sends tree grant applications to communities requesting them. The amount of each award is determined after all applications are received. Awards are evaluated on the basis of project merit, benefit to the community and ability to obtain matching funds. Completed applications are due the third Friday in October, and communities are notified if they have received an award, and if so, the dollar amount of the award. Website: http://www.midamericanenergy.com/ee/ia_res_trees.aspx
Community Foundation of Louisa CountyThe main purposes of the Community Foundation of Louisa County are to: build community endowments, be a resource for a broad range of community needs (arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services, historic preservation, etc.) and to assist donors in creating a variety of giving options. Website: http://www.communityfoundationlouisacounty.org/
OngoingWellmark FoundationWe support nonprofit organizations or community groups that develop, implement and enhance local wellness and prevention projects with a focus on long-term sustainability. We are offering the following programs this year: Healthy Communities Small Grant Program (12 pm Monday, Feb. 22 deadline for online application), Matching Assets To Community Health (MATCH) Grant Program (11:59 p.m., Sunday, May 8 deadline for online application), Community Kickstarter Grants €“ information available after June 1. Website: www.wellmarkfoundationcommunitykickstarter.com
or http://www.wellmark.com/Foundation/ or http://wellmark.upickem.net/engine/YourSubmission.aspx?contestid=185080
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November 20, 2017Wildlife Diversity GrantIowa's Wildlife Diversity Habitat Management Grant Program seeks to promote the state's wildlife diversity through providing small grants for habitat management projects that benefit all species of wildlife from birds to butterflies! Each proposal should be for a maximum of $7500 and the deadline for submittal is November 1, 2015. Applicants should be organizations which manage land with wildlife conservation objectives. Contact Information: Stephanie Shepherd, 515-432-2823, [email protected]
Environmental Protection Act Urban Water Small GrantsThe purpose is to fund projects that address urban runoff pollution through diverse partnerships that produce multiple community benefits, with emphasis on underserved communities." (Brownfields/redevelopment may be a partner to other organization. Possibly green reuse of brownfield properties to slow/filter run-off, engage community in redevelopment effort - planting butterfly and pollinater flowers, rain gardens, etc. - and remove blight and environmental hazards from targeted communities. "Urban" to this program is any town with people in it that also has a critical waterbody. Website: http://www2.epa.gov/urbanwaters/urban-waters-small-grants
SMART GROWTH COMMUNITY WORKSHOPSWhat could your community do with a free workshop from Smart Growth America?Is your community interested in creating vibrant, walkable neighborhoods, but not sure where to start? Smart Growth America's technical assistance workshops can help. Our expert staff can work with your community to understand your goals, show how development strategies can help achieve those goals, and provide ideas about how to make it happen. Each year Smart Growth America offers a limited number of these workshops at no charge. Applications for 2017 do not open yet, but are typically due by mid October. Please check back for renewal dates.
Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Great Places Grant
OngoingIowa Department of Transportation Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE)The RISE fund was created by the Iowa legislature in 1985 to assist in promoting economic development in Iowa through the construction or improvement of Iowa roads. Funded by a percentage of the motor fuel tax, the RISE fund has approximately $18 million available each year for Immediate Opportunity and Local Development projects. Representatives of all levels of local government, as well as private sector businessmen and developers, have aided the Iowa Department of Transportation in developing the direction and structure of the RISE program. The RISE program is designed to maximize economic impact, emphasize local involvement and initiative, and provide for situations requiring an immediate response and commitment of funds. City or county governments may apply for RISE funding; the Department may also initiate projects and receive money. The applicant (city or county) involved must assure the dedication of the road to public use and ensure adequate future maintenance. There are two types of funding available under the RISE program. Two factors are key in determining which funding is appropriate for a project: 1) whether the project supports economic development on a local or regional scale and 2) whether an immediate commitment of funding is required to influence the location decision of a firm or developer. Website: https://forms.iowadot.gov/FormsMgt/External/260009.pdf
Ongoing (see website)Iowa Department of Transportation Surface Transportation Program (STP)The Surface Transportation Program (STP) provides flexible funding that may be used by states and localities for transportation projects. The intent of these projects is to preserve and improve the conditions and performance on any federal-aid highway, bridge, public road, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and transit capital projects. Each year, approximately $12 million is available in STP funding for the Greater Des Moines region. Accessed by going through the regional councils of government. Website: http://dmampo.org/funding/surface-transportation-program/
OngoingIowa Department of Transportation Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)This statewide program is intended to provide worthy projects and initiatives that are statewide or multi-regional in nature an opportunity to receive Transportation Alternatives Program funding. As such, applications submitted for projects such as trails that could be considered primarily local impact projects will not be scored favorably in the Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program. Under MAP-21, the majority of TAP funding available to the state of Iowa will be distributed to the metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and regional planning affiliations (RPAs) for local selection of local projects. For more information about applying for MPO or RPA TAP funds, please contact the MPO or RPA in your project area. Website: http://www.iowadot.gov/systems_planning/trans_enhance.htm Contact Information: Email: [email protected], Phone: 515-239-1810
April 15, 2017Jasper County FoundationEach year the Jasper Community Foundation plans to make grant awards to worthwhile projects located in the County that are identified through a community grants application process. Our foundation's areas of emphasis include arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health and human services, recreation and other community activities. Grant amounts are dependent upon the allocation of funds available to the Community Foundation each fiscal year. This year we have nearly $90,000 available from Iowa's County Endowment program. Website: http://www.jaspercommunityfoundation.org/GRANT%20INFORMATION.htm Contact information: Dan Skokan, PO Box 925, Newton, IA 50208, Mobile 515-778-0994, [email protected]Yes
Ongoing (see website)Kresge FoundationThe Kresge Foundation welcomes proposals from organizations that: Embed arts and culture in larger community revitalization initiatives; Engage in cross-disciplinary, cross-sector activities; Exhibit strong leadership. Include artists and arts organizations; Extend benefits to all stakeholders, especially low-income community members; Demonstrate commitment to sustained engagement and empowerment of low-income residents; Work to ensure current residents can remain in their community even where revitalization changes neighborhood economics. In addition, we look for projects and organizations in communities that: Lack traditional investors, but have secured some public or philanthropic investments to support other elements of community revitalization; Demonstrate success in pursuing creative placemaking strategies; Show support for the creative placemaking effort from multiple sectors. Website: http://kresge.org/programs/arts-culture/harvesting-leading-practicesNo
Ongoing (see website)Kresge FoundationINFILTRATING NEW SECTORS - The Kresge Foundation welcomes proposals from organizations that: Embed arts and culture in larger community revitalization initiatives. Engage in cross-disciplinary, cross-sector activities. Exhibit strong leadership. Include artists and arts organizations. Extend benefits to all stakeholders, especially low-income community members. Demonstrate commitment to sustained engagement and empowerment of low-income residents. Work to ensure current residents can remain in their community even where revitalization changes neighborhood economics.
Honor community distinctiveness. Website: http://kresge.org/programs/arts-culture/pioneering-new-approaches
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Ongoing (see website)Kresge FoundationFRESH, LOCAL & EQUITABLE: FOOD AS A CREATIVE PLATFORM FOR NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION - Funding opportunities are available for food-oriented initiatives that contribute to economic revitalization, cultural expression and health in low-income neighborhoods. Our Arts & Culture and Health program teams have launched a competitive request for proposals. On Dec. 7, 2015, Kresge hosted a webinar to explain the grant opportunity and take questions. View the webinar. See the Library item: Request for Proposals, See the Library item: FAQ Website: http://kresge.org/programs/healthNo
Ongoing (see website)Iowa State UniversityLocal Food Organization Toolkit series - This three-part toolkit offers the business and financial elements of starting and coordinating a local foods organization in Iowa. It is applicable to farmers markets, advocacy groups, coalitions and multi-stakeholder groups, food hubs, educational and civic groups, food policy councils, farmer cooperatives and others. Website: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/localfoods/local-food-organizational-toolkit/ Contact Information: Courtney Long (project manager), [email protected] (p)515.294.2213; (c)515.460.3227 No
Ongoing (see website)Iowa State UniversityAgricultural Urbanism Toolkit (list of 19 €˜local food tactics) Website: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/localfoods/local-food-organizational-toolkit/ Contact Information: Courtney Long (project manager), [email protected] (p)515.294.2213; (c)515.460.3227 No
Ongoing (see website)Iowa State UniversityThe Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit Booklet is a resource for communities to learn about Agricultural Urbanism and the tactics used to develop local food systems. It can be used as a full book or portions can be downloaded for specific tactics. Website: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/localfoods/infrastructure-and-planning-agriculture-urbanism-toolkit/ Contact Information: Courtney Long (project manager), [email protected] (p)515.294.2213; (c)515.460.3227 No
Ongoing (see website)TelepharmThey use technology to be able to staff a pharmacy with pharmacy techs on site and remote electronic access to pharmacists within 60 miles. The stores are open normal pharmacy business hours including Saturday mornings and they work with communities to add items, to their $80,000 inventory of health care items for sale. They work with communities which have 1,000 people and are farther than 10 miles from any pharmacy. Community investment must be at least $50,000, negotiated as cash or in-kind. The Iowa Board for pharmacies is no longer allowing them to open under special pilot project status, but plans to have new regulations approved in March 2017. Website: https://www.telepharm.com/pharmacy/apply/ $$$ https://www.telepharm.com/company/about/
New Dates to Be AnouncedPreservation IowaThis national pilot project hosted by Preservation Iowa is designed to support small business entrepreneurs that locate and grow within selected historic commercial districts by working with local lenders. The pilot project involves the Main Street Iowa districts of Bloomfield, Charles City, Greenfield, Iowa Falls, Sac City, and Valley Junction in West Des Moines. Preservation Iowa, which is Iowa's statewide nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the state's economic and cultural future through the preservation of Iowa's historic resources, has partnered with Iowa MicroLoan, a statewide microloan intermediary; the National Trust Loan Fund from Washington DC, and Main Street Iowa of the Iowa Department of Economic Development to create the national pilot project. This pilot will operate for one year exclusively within these designated communities to evaluate its utilization and effectiveness. If it is successful, it will be expanded to other Main Street Communities and the lessons learned will be made available to assist other Main Street Programs who are interested in establishing similar programs in other states. Website: http://www.preservationiowa.org/msd/index.php
January 27, 2017Prairie MeadowsFrom funding meals for hungry children and an essential free medical clinic, to renovating schools and improving city parks, Prairie Meadows Community Betterment Grants continue to improve the lives of so many Iowans. Website: http://www.prairiemeadows.com/community/Teachers Going Green (Martha McCormick & Shelly Johnson)
OngoingPatagoniaWe accept one proposal per group per our fiscal year (May 1–April 30), with deadlines varying from program to program. Our typical grant size also varies from program to program, but generally ranges between $5,000 and $20,000. Website: http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=2942 or http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=2942No
Wells FargoWells Fargo makes contributions to organizations with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, as well as to qualified tribal and governmental agencies, including public school systems. Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following: Organizations that are not designated 501(c)(3) by the IRS, For-profit entities, Political action committees, candidates, and lobbying, Labor, religious, fraternal, military, and professional association activities, Individuals, Travel, Sports and athletic groups and activities, Endowment campaigns Website: https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/csr/ea/environmental-giving Contact Information: [email protected]No
April 5, 2017The North Face Explore Fund GrantWebsite: https://www.thenorthface.com/about-us/outdoor-exploration/explore-fund/application.html or https://www.thenorthface.com/explorefundNo
June 30National Parks ServiceRivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program - Website: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/rtca/apply.htm Contact Information: Consult NPS 30 days before submission
202-354-6900
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June 1 and November 1Branching Out | Trees ForeverThe Branching Out program is offered exclusively to Iowa communities where Alliant Energy provides electric and/or natural gas service. The utility provides grants of $1,000 to $10,000 for community-based tree planting projects, including streetscapes, schools, public buildings, trails, parks, entranceways, cemeteries, and more. Trees Forever administers and facilitates the program, providing organizational, educational, planning and planting support through our network of experienced field staff. Website: http://www.treesforever.org/Branching_Out $$$ Complete Application on website: http://www.treesforever.org/Branching_Out Contact Meredith Borchardt at 641-430-3854.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentThe Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States. Website: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/communitydevelopment/programs Search Iowa and the region to find the grants that fit your region. https://www.hudexchange.info/grantees/des-moines-ia/ [Example of Des Moines Search]
N/AThe Resourceful ManagerFree resource: Resourceful Manager's Guide to Leadership Download this 60- page PDF/ebook at courtesy of The ResourcefulManager. Sign up at: http://pbpinfo.com/links?ID=11787768851&L=COMEZ-325aa-i Free Resource Link: http://pbpinfo.com/links?ID=11787768851&L=COMEZ-325aa-i
OngoingCommunity FoundationEndow Iowa Tax Credit tax report of the year and there are currently just over $1,600,000 in Endow Iowa Tax Credits remaining for 2016. Endow Iowa Tax Credits are available on a first-come, first-served basis until the remaining tax credits are claimed. At that time qualified donors will be eligible and first in line for 2017 Endow Iowa Tax Credits. Act now to connect your donors with the opportunity to support your organization, while receiving a 25% state tax credit. Website: http://www.desmoinesfoundation.org/endow-iowa-tax-credits-2.aspx Contact information: Ryan Crane, Director of Advancement, [email protected], 515.447.4204
Iowa Department of Educationhttps://www.educateiowa.gov/teacher-leadership-and-compensation-system
September 30, 2017Iowa Department of Natural ResourcesThe Water Recreation Access Cost-Share Program is available for constructing or improving boat access facilities to Iowa's lakes and streams. Projects can include boat ramps, loading/off-loading docks and other structures to enhance use by the public. Who may apply? Political subdivisions of the State of Iowa may participate in the program. The project must have a cost share eligible estimate of $1,000. The application must be submitted and approved prior to expenditure of funds by the local sponsor or it is ineligible. Website: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Things-to-Do/Boating/Water-Rec-Access-Cost-Share Contact Information: Michelle Wilson, 515-725-8441, [email protected]
January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1West BankThe West Bancorporation Foundation, Inc. (the "Foundation") is the charitable foundation affiliate of West Bancorporation, Inc. West Bancorporation is the parent of West Bank which is actively involved in the greater Des Moines, Iowa City/Coralville and Rochester, MN areas where we do business and where our employees are leaders in helping our communities and citizens grow and prosper. $2,500-$44,000 Website: https://www.westbankstrong.com/about_us/west_bancorporation_foundation Contact Information: [email protected]
OngoingGeorgia Pacific FoundationGeorgia-Pacific knows strong communities make life better for everyone: our employees, our neighbors, and our customers. That's why we created the Georgia-Pacific Foundation in 1958 to set aside resources to improve life in the communities where we live and work. We've worked with thousands of outstanding community-based programs, service projects and disaster relief efforts, focusing our investment in four areas we believe make the most impact: Education, Environment, Enrichment and Entrepreneurship. Grant Values: $100-$400,000 Website: https://www.gp.com/Company/Community/Foundation $$$ https://www.gp.com/Company/Community/Foundation Contact Information: Curley Dossman, 404-652-4581
Allliant EnergyGrants are awarded in three major categories. Programs, projects or initiatives that promote safety and diversity and those that qualify in multiple categories will receive special consideration. Helping Families: The Helping Families category covers programs that offer families tools for meeting their basic needs, such as food and housing support, as well as parenting skills classes and similar programs. Education: The Education category will concentrate on various areas: job training, mentoring, public library support, financial literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Education, which align with our business and help develop the Alliant Energy employees of tomorrow. Environment: We help protect the environment by supporting organizations that seek to educate, inform and advance environmental issues that have the potential to impact our communities. Website: http://www.alliantenergy.com/CommunityInvolvement/CharitableFoundation/index.htm Contact information: [email protected]
May 1, 2017Iowa Department of Cultural AffairsApply for funding to support the creation and presentation of new artwork, development of an arts experience or formation of an arts education program. Project grants provide you support to positively impact the vitality of the arts in Iowa by creating arts opportunities that are accessible to all Iowans. Website: https://iowaculture.gov/about-us/about/grants/art-project-grant Contact information: (515) 281-3293, [email protected]No
May 1, 2017Iowa Department of Cultural AffairsPartners are selected every three years and receive grant funds to support operating costs throughout the three-year cycle. Current and prospective Cultural Leadership Partners demonstrate an exemplary record of programming, managerial excellence and community service on a year-round basis to the citizens of Iowa. Website: https://iowaculture.gov/about-us/about/grants/cultural-leadership-partner-operating-support-grant Contact information: (515) 281-5773, [email protected]No
May 1, 2017Iowa Department of Cultural AffairsCultural Trust Stability Grant - Apply for matching funds to enhance your organization€™s stability. The program provides funding to assist cultural organizations in instituting best practices while developing strategic and fundraising plans. Website: https://iowaculture.gov/about-us/about/grants/cultural-trust-stability-grant Contact information: (515) 281-5773, [email protected]No
March 15, 2017Iowa Department of Cultural AffairsIowa Artist Fellowship Program - Apply for funding and professional development opportunities to advance your artistic career. The Artist Fellowship Program provides support to artists who demonstrate exceptional creativity and the capacity to contribute to the innovation and elevation of the arts in Iowa. Website: https://iowaculture.gov/about-us/about/grants/iowa-artist-fellowship-program
April 21, 2017Iowa Department of Natural ResourcesDerelict Buildling Grant - The Derelict Building Program offers Iowa communities of 5,000 or fewer residents€™ financial assistance to address neglected structures that have sat vacant for at least 6 months. The Program€™s main focus is landfill diversion through the recycling and reuse of building materials. Established in 2011, the program has assisted 56 communities, diverted over 35,000 tons of materials and saved over $1 million in landfill disposal costs. FY17 funding is still available for applicants who are seeking funding assistance with conducting asbestos inspections, asbestos abatement and structural engineering reports. Please contact Scott Flagg (see contact information below) directly to request an application. Website: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Land-Quality/Waste-Planning-Recycling/Derelict-Building-Program DNR Contact: Scott Flagg , 515-725-8318 , [email protected]Yes
HoneywellVision for America Award - Website: http://www.honeywell.com/newsroom/news/2016/10/honeywell-chairman-and-ceo-dave-cote-accepts-keep-america-beautifuls-2016-vision-for-america-award
November 18, 2017Preservation Iowa2016/2017 Iowa Historic Country School Mini-Grants - Preservation Iowa is pleased to fund an award sponsored by the Annual Iowa Historic Country Schoolhouse Conference. This award is intended to further the efforts in preserving and protecting Iowa€™s Historic Country Schools. These assets were built with care and represent significant local architecture. Website for Nomination: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/2d4c3f92fd588b9ac345606fc/files/2016_Country_School_Grant_Awards_Application.pdfNo
July 1, 2017Iowa Recreational Trails ProgramIowa Recreational Trails Program (Federal) - Provides and maintains motorized and non-motorized recreational trails and trail-related projects. 20% match required. For more information visit:
http://www.iowadot.gov/systems_planning/fedstate_rectrails.htm Contact information: Email: [email protected], Phone: 515-239-1252
July 1, 2017Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP)Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP) - This program funds highway/Street, transit, bicycle/pedestrian, or freight projects or programs which help maintain Iowa's clean air quality by reducing transportation-related emissions. For more information visit: http://www.iowadot.gov/systems_planning/icaap.htm Contact information: Email: [email protected], Phone: 515-239-1713
OngoingIowa Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant ProgramIowa Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Program - The Iowa Transportation Commission has approved more than $4.6 million in funding for 11 rail infrastructure and related rail development projects under the RRLG Program. For more information visit: http://www.iowadot.gov/iowarail/assistance/rrlgp.htm Contact information: E-mail Laura Hutzell or call 515-239-1066.
OngoingIowa Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP)Iowa Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) - TEAP provides traffic engineering expertise to local units of government. The purpose is to identify cost effective traffic safety and operational improvements as well as potential funding sources to implement the recommendations. Typical studies include high-crash locations, unique lane configurations, obsolete traffic control devices, school pedestrians, truck routes, parking issues, and other traffic studies. For more information visit: http://www.iowadot.gov/traffic/teap.html No application deadline, applications are funded in order of receipt until resources are exhausted. TEAP will fund up to 100 hours of consultant time.
OngoingIowa Urban-State Traffic Engineering Program (U-STEP)Iowa Urban-State Traffic Engineering Program (U-STEP) - This program is intended to solve traffic operation and safety problems on primary roads in Iowa cities. The city must engineer and administer the project. Improvement must involve a municipal extension of a primary road. City match is 45 percent of the construction cost. For additional information, contact Iowa DOT, at 712-276-1451 or contact SIMPCO at 712-279-6286. No application deadline, letters of request accepted all year long.
OngoingIowa Pedestrian Curb Ramp ConstructionIowa Pedestrian Curb Ramp Construction - This program assists cities in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on primary roads in Iowa cities. The city must engineer and administer the project and the improvements must involve a municipal extension of a primary road. Curb ramps must meet ADA standards. For additional information, contact Iowa DOT, at 712-276-1451 or contact SIMPCO at 712-279-6286. No application deadline, letters of request accepted all year.
OngoingIowa DOT/DNR FundIowa DOT/DNR Fund - This program supports roadside beautification of primary system corridors with plant materials. The site must be on primary highway right-of-way, including primary highway extensions. Participation is limited to the cost of materials and installation of seed or live plants. For additional information, contact Iowa DOT, Office of Design at 515-239-1424 or contact SIMPCO at 712-279-6286. - No application deadline, letters of request are accepted all year. Contact information: Iowa DOT, Office of Design at 515-239-1424 or contact SIMPCO at 712-279-6286
December 31, 2017Walmart Community Grant ProgramThrough the Community Grant Program, Walmart associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations. Applications may be submitted at any time during this funding cycle. Awarded grants range from $250 to $2,500. For more information visit: http://giving.walmart.com/walmart-foundation/community-grant-program
OngoingMidAmerican Energy Local Partners ProgramMidAmerican Energy provides grants on a competitive basis through the Local Partner Program. A number of different grants of up to $5,000 are provided for economic and business development projects, including product enhancement, strategic planning and implementation, and workforce development. Most grants require at least a 50% local match. To be eligible, a community must use the Location One Information System (LOIS), have a business and retention program that uses Synchronist, and be within the MidAmerican service area. No application deadline. For more information visit: https://www.midamericanenergy.com/bcd/local-partners-program.aspx
OngoingWorkforce Housing Loan ProgramThe Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) will provide financial assistance in the form of a repayable loan to cities and counties that demonstrate a need for additional workforce rental housing for Iowans as a result of employment growth within the local unit of government's jurisdictional boundaries. For more information visit: http://www.iowafinanceauthority.gov/WHLP, Application accepted until funds are exhausted
4 pm on January 2 and July 1Solid Waste Alternatives Program GrantThe Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is providing grants on a competitive basis through the Solid Waste Alternatives Program (SWAP). The program provides financial assistance in the form of forgivable, 0% interest, and 3% interest loans to reduce the amount of solid waste generated and land-filled. Funds can be used for purposes such as: Waste reduction equipment and installation; Recycling, collection, processing, or hauling equipment and installation; Development, printing and distribution of educational materials; Planning and implementation of education forums, workshops etc.; Purchase and installation of recycled content products; Salaries directly related to implementation and operation of the project. For more information visit: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Land-Quality/Waste-Planning-Recycling/SWAP
January 31, 2017EPA's Environmental Justice Small GrantsUnder this RFP, EPA will award grants that support activities designed to empower and educate affected communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level. Approximately 40 one-year projects will be awarded at $30,000 each. Applications are due on January 31, 2017 by 11:59 PM (ET). EPA requires applications for Environmental Justice  grants to be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov website. Hardcopy mailed or delivered applications are only accepted if the applicant has a waiver on file.
For more information, see: Grants.gov. View the opportunity directly on Grants.gov: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289829 or https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/environmental-justice-small-grants-program#tab-2
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February 15, 2017Cigarette Litter Prevention Program GrantsYou can start making a change in your community to reduce the amount of cigarette litter by implementing a local Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) and educating adult smokers on the proper disposal of their cigarette butts. Grants are offered in increments of $2,500, $5,000, $10,000 and $20,000. Website: https://www.kab.org/cigarette-litter-prevention/grant-information Contact information: email [email protected] with any questionsNo
January 30, 2017Keep America Beautiful's 2017 Community Trails Program GrantsKeep America Beautiful's 2017 Community Trails Program Grants - 2017 Community Trails Program to build, restore and enhance our nation's public trails. Trails can play a vital role in our communities and the well-being of people of all ages. Trails provide accessible, widely available and low-cost opportunities to support an active lifestyle and can strengthen the social fabric. Trail construction and maintenance builds and solidifies partnerships among community groups, local businesses, property owners, government and community residents. Website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017trailapplicationNo
OngoingIowa Living Roadway Trust FundThis grant program is kicking off a new initiative of the Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund in partnership with Prairie Rivers of Iowa to expand and partner with current outdoor learning programs in Iowa. This three-phase grant program has been carefully developed to facilitate the planning, design, and implementation of outdoor learning environments in Iowa. The Natural Resources Educator will help applicants through the process of applying for grants and generating additional support for the project. Website: http://www.prrcd.org/outdoor-learning-environments-iowa/outdoor-learning-environment-grant-program/No
Iowa Department of Cultural AffairsTesting msnThe Big Yellow School Bus Grant supports Iowa schools and pre-schools to underwrite the cost of transportation for field trips to attend an arts event or to underwrite the cost of artist fees to bring a professional artist or artist group (e.g. actor, musician, visual artist, writer) into the classroom or school to lead an in-depth arts learning experience or artistic performance. Website: https://iowaculture.gov/about-us/about/grants/big-yellow-school-bus-grant
OngoingAlliant Energy Hometown Challenge GrantThe Hometown Challenge Grant awards matching grants for one-time, safety-related purchases for communities served by Alliant Energy in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. Grants are awarded to organizations that serve a greater part of the community and government-related entities - like public schools, libraries, police and fire departments.
http://www.alliantenergy.com/CommunityInvolvement/CharitableFoundation/Programs/029791
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October 2, 2017Travel IowaThe purpose of the Iowa Tourism Grant Program is to promote tourism in Iowa by funding tourism-related marketing initiatives, meetings and events that benefit both local economies around the state and the state's economy.
Applicants must be a tourism-related entity based in Iowa, including a nonprofit or for-profit organization, city, county, or regional government or planning organization. ITG awards range from $500 to $5,000 and require a 25% cash match.
Contact:
Nicole Shalla, Grants Manager, Iowa Tourism Office
[email protected], 515.725.3043
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12/31/2018Herb Society of AmericaHerb Society of America; Award Range: $2,500-$5,000; Contact Information: Executive Director, [email protected], Phone: 440-256-0514, Fax: 440-256-0541
5/15/2018Voya Foundation (formerly ING)Voya Foundation (formerly ING); Award Range: $2,500+; Letter of Intent: On-line app
8/29/2018Voya Foundation (formerly ING)Voya Foundation (formerly ING); Award Range: $2,500+; Letter of Intent: On-line app
11/7/2018Voya Foundation (formerly ING) Voya Foundation (formerly ING); Award Range: $2,500+; Letter of Intent: On-line app
3/1/2018royals_charities.jspRoyal Charities Royal Charities; Award Range: $5,000; Contact Information: Joy Sedlacek, [email protected]
10/1/2018Royal Charities Royal Charities; Award Range: $5,000; Contact Information: Joy Sedlacek, [email protected]
OpenMotorola FoundationMotorola Foundation; Award Range: $3,500-$6,500; Contact Information: Matt Blakely, [email protected], Phone: 319-385-5308
8/15/2018Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust; Award Range: Up to $20,000; Letter of Intent: Call/application; Contact Information: Thomas Daniel, [email protected], Phone: 415-379-5350
1/15/2018Alliant Energy Foundation Alliant Energy Foundation; Award Range: up to $100,000; Letter of Intent: On-line app; Contact Information: Julie Bauer, [email protected], Phone: 608) 458- 4483
5/15/2018Alliant Energy Foundation Alliant Energy Foundation; Award Range: up to $100,000; Letter of Intent: On-line app; Contact Information: Julie Bauer, [email protected], Phone: 608) 458-4483
9/15/2018Alliant Energy Foundation Alliant Energy Foundation; Award Range: up to $100,000; Letter of Intent: On-line app; Contact Information: Julie Bauer, [email protected], Phone: 608) 458-4483
OpenAmerica First Foundation America First Foundation; Award Range: $1,000-$50,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Lisa Y. Roskens, Phone: 402-444-1630
OpenAmerican Family Insurance Corporate GivingAmerican Family Insurance Corporate Giving; Letter of Intent: On-line request; Contact Information: [email protected]
OpenAtlantic Bottling Company Atlantic Bottling Company; Award Range: varies; Letter of Intent: No; Contact Information: Kirk Tyler, [email protected], Phone: 515-987-1931
OpenBemis Foundation Bemis Foundation; Award Range: $25-$600,000; Letter of Intent: Proposal; Contact Information: Sandra Ebel, [email protected], Phone: 920-527-5300
OpenBradshaw-Knight Foundation Bradshaw-Knight Foundation; Award Range: $2,000-$250,000; Letter of Intent: Email; Contact Information: James Knight, [email protected]
OpenBlack Hills Corporation Black Hills Corporation; Award Range: varies; Letter of Intent: On-line/mail; Contact Information: Community Support Team, Phone: 605-721-1700
5//2018Bravo Bravo; Award Range: varies; Letter of Intent: On-line app; Contact Information: Sally Dix, [email protected], Phone: 515-243-0388
2/15/2018Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust; Award Range: varies; Letter of Intent: phone/then letter; Contact Information: Troy K. Ross , [email protected], Phone: 563-263-4010, Fax: 563-263-1547
5/15/2018Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust; Award Range: varies; Letter of Intent: phone/then letter; Contact Information: Troy K. Ross , [email protected], Phone: 563-263-4010, Fax: 563-263-1547
8/15/2018Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust; Award Range: varies; Letter of Intent: phone/then letter; Contact Information: Troy K. Ross , [email protected], Phone: 563-263-4010, Fax: 563-263-1547
11/15/2018Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust; Award Range: varies; Letter of Intent: phone/then letter; Contact Information: Troy K. Ross , [email protected], Phone: 563-263-4010, Fax: 563-263-1547
2/1/2018Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs; Award Range: $2,500-$30,000; Letter of Intent: No; Contact Information: Veronica O’Hern, [email protected] , Phone: 515-281-3293
5/1/2018Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs; Award Range: $2,500-$30,000; Letter of Intent: No; Contact Information: Veronica O’Hern, [email protected] , Phone: 515-281-3293
8/1/2018Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs; Award Range: $2,500-$30,000; Letter of Intent: No; Contact Information: Veronica O’Hern, [email protected] , Phone: 515-281-3293
11/3/2018Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs; Award Range: $2,500-$30,000; Letter of Intent: No; Contact Information: Veronica O’Hern, [email protected] , Phone: 515-281-3293
OpenDENSO International America DENSO International America; Award Range: varies; Letter of Intent: On-line; Contact Information: William Steffan, Phone: 248-350-7500
10/1/2018Greater Des Moines Community Foundation Greater Des Moines Community Foundation; Award Range: $50,000-$60,000; Letter of Intent: Yes; Contact Information: Angela Dethlefs-Trettin, [email protected], Phone: 515-244-0340
OpenEMC Insurance EMC Insurance; Award Range: $400-$250,000; Letter of Intent: Letter/call; Contact Information: Robert Morlan, Phone: 515-280-2788
OpenExelon CorporationExelon Corporation; Award Range: varies; Letter of Intent: On-line; Contact Information: [email protected], Phone: 800-483-3220
10/15/2018Wild Ones Natural Landscapers Wild Ones Natural Landscapers; Award Range: $100-$500; Letter of Intent: Proposal; Contact Information: Donna VanBuecke, [email protected], Phone: 920-730-3986
2/28/2018Gannett Foundation Gannett Foundation; Award Range: $1,000-$5,000; Contact Information: Valerie Touzani, [email protected], Phone: 515-284-8000
1/1/2018Georgia Pacific Foundation Georgia Pacific Foundation; Award Range: $100-$400,000; Contact Information: Curley Dossman, Phone: 404-652-4581, Fax:  404-749-2754
3/8/2018Harley-Davidson Foundation Harley-Davidson Foundation; Award Range: $30-$285,000; Letter of Intent: On-line; Contact Information: Mary Ann Martiny, [email protected], Phone: 414-343-4001
7/5/2018Harley-Davidson Foundation Harley-Davidson Foundation; Award Range: $30-$285,000; Letter of Intent: On-line; Contact Information: Mary Ann Martiny, [email protected], Phone: 414-343-4001
10/11/2018Harley-Davidson FoundationHarley-Davidson Foundation; Award Range: $30-$285,000; Letter of Intent: On-line; Contact Information: Mary Ann Martiny, [email protected], Phone: 414-343-4001
12/13/2018Harley-Davidson Foundation Harley-Davidson Foundation; Award Range: $30-$285,000; Letter of Intent: On-line; Contact Information: Mary Ann Martiny, [email protected], Phone: 414-343-4001
OpenHormel Foods Corp. Charitable TrustHormel Foods Corp. Charitable Trust; Award Range: $50-$135,000; Contact Information: [email protected]
OpenIowa Area Development Group Community Foundation Iowa Area Development Group Community Foundation; Award Range: varies; Contact Information: Rand Fisher, [email protected], Phone: 515-223-4817
1/2/2018Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources; Award Range: $20,000+; Contact Information: Tom Anderson, [email protected], Phone: 515-281-8623
4/1/2018Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources; Award Range: $20,000+; Contact Information: Tom Anderson, [email protected], Phone: 515-281-8623
7/1/2018Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources; Award Range: $20,000+; Contact Information: Tom Anderson, [email protected], Phone: 515-281-8623
10/1/2018Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources; Award Range: $20,000+; Contact Information: Tom Anderson, [email protected], Phone: 515-281-8623
7/15/2018Vision Iowa Vision Iowa; Award Range: $40,000-$2 million; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Jessica O'Riley, [email protected], Phone: 515-725-3085
OpenIowa Farm Bureau Foundation Iowa Farm Bureau Foundation; Award Range: $1,000-$25,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Barb Lykins, [email protected], Phone: 515-225-5460
OpenKemin Foundation Kemin Foundation; Award Range: varies; Letter of Intent: Email/phone; Contact Information: Anita Norian, [email protected], Phone: 515-559-5100
3/31/2018Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation; Award Range: $500-$5.1 million; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Ernest L. Weyeneth, [email protected], Phone: 402-475-1797, Fax: 402-475-3236
6/30/2018Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation; Award Range: $500-$5.1 million; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Ernest L. Weyeneth, [email protected], Phone: 402-475-1797, Fax: 402-475-3236
9/30/2018Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation; Award Range: $500-$5.1 million; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Ernest L. Weyeneth, [email protected], Phone: 402-475-1797, Fax: 402-475-3236
12/31/2018Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation; Award Range: $500-$5.1 million; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Ernest L. Weyeneth, [email protected], Phone: 402-475-1797, Fax: 402-475-3236
OpenKrause Gentle Foundation Krause Gentle Foundation; Award Range: Up to $150,000; Contact Information: Carrie Clogg, [email protected], Phone: 515-226-0128
OpenLowe's Foundation Lowe's Foundation; Award Range: $5,000-$25,000; Letter of Intent: On-line; Contact Information: Cindy Williams, [email protected], Phone: 704-758-2831, Fax: 704-757-4766
OpenMartha Stewart Living Omnimedia Foundation Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Foundation; Award Range: varies; Letter of Intent: Email letter; Contact Information: J. Graham, [email protected]
11/1/2018Maytag Foundation Maytag Foundation; Award Range: $1,500-$500,000; Contact Information: Michelle Walstrom, Phone: 641-787-6357, Fax: 641-787-8170
OpenMid-Iowa Health Foundation Mid-Iowa Health Foundation; Award Range: up to $40,000; Letter of Intent: Contact for app; Contact Information: Suzanne Mineck, [email protected], Phone: 515-277-6411
2/28/2018Monsanto Fund Monsanto Fund; Award Range: $1,000-$51,000; Contact Information: Deborah Patterson, [email protected], Phone: 314-694-4391, Fax: 314-694-7658
9/1/2018Nationwide Insurance Foundation Nationwide Insurance Foundation; Award Range: $100-$7.5 million; Contact Information: Karen Blickley, corpcit[email protected], Phone: 614-249-4310
OpenNCMIC Foundation NCMIC Foundation; Award Range: $1,000-$230,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Matt Gustafson, [email protected], Phone: 515-313-4594
OpenDuPont Pioneer DuPont Pioneer; Award Range: $25-$470,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; on-line; Contact Information: Phone: 515-535-6677
2/28/2018Polk County Polk County; Award Range: varies; Letter of Intent: On-line app; Contact Information: Lisa Moody-Tunks, [email protected], Phone: 515-286-2272, Fax: 515-323-5225
9/12/2018Prairie Meadows Prairie Meadows; Award Range: $100-$99,999; Contact Information: Julie Stewart, [email protected], Phone: 515-967-8630
OpenReiman Foundation Reiman Foundation; Award Range: $100-$500,000; Letter of Intent: Proposal; Contact Information: Michael Hipp, [email protected], Phone: 414-456-0600
4/30/2018Rockwell Collins Foundation Rockwell Collins Foundation; Award Range: $5,000-$500,000; Contact Information: Cindy Dietz, [email protected], Phone: 319-295-7444
8/30/2018Rockwell Collins Foundation Rockwell Collins Foundation; Award Range: $5,000-$500,000; Contact Information: Cindy Dietz, [email protected], Phone: 319-295-7444
2/15/2018Anderson Corporate Foundation Anderson Corporate Foundation; Award Range: $1,500-$100,000; Letter of Intent: Call/proposal; Contact Information: Chloette Haley, [email protected], Phone: 651-275-4450, Fax: 651-439-9480
6/15/2018Anderson Corporate Foundation Anderson Corporate Foundation; Award Range: $1,500-$100,000; Letter of Intent: Call/proposal; Contact Information: Chloette Haley, [email protected], Phone: 651-275-4450, Fax: 651-439-9480
10/15/2018Anderson Corporate Foundation Anderson Corporate Foundation; Award Range: $1,500-$100,000; Letter of Intent: Call/proposal; Contact Information: Chloette Haley, [email protected], Phone: 651-275-4450, Fax: 651-439-9480
6/1/2018Veridian Credit Union Fund Veridian Credit Union Fund; Award Range: up to $5,000; Letter of Intent: Letter
OpenBank of the West Bank of the West; Award Range: $30,000-$75,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Alec Gorynski, [email protected], Phone: 402-918-5468
9/1/2018US Bank Foundation US Bank Foundation; Award Range: varies; Contact Information: Diann Evans, Phone: 515-247-4902
OpenWells FargoWells Fargo; Award Range: $1,000-$100,000; Letter of Intent: On-line; Contact Information: Sarabeth McVey Anderson , [email protected], Phone: 515-245-3136
OpenAviva Aviva; Award Range: $25-$700,000; Letter of Intent: No; Contact Information: Karen Lynn, [email protected], Phone: 515-557-3916
3/15/2018Meredith Foundation Meredith Foundation; Award Range: $5,000-$1.3 million; Contact Information: Cheri Cipperley, [email protected], Phone: 515-284-2545
9/15/2018Meredith Foundation Meredith Foundation; Award Range: $5,000-$1.3 million; Contact Information: Cheri Cipperley, [email protected], Phone: 515-284-2545
6/6/2018Metro Waste Authority Metro Waste Authority; Award Range: up to $2,500; Letter of Intent: App; Contact Information: Mary Gillaspey, [email protected], Phone: 515-244-0021, Fax: 515-244-9477
7/1/2018West Bank West Bank; Award Range: $2,500-$44,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Jill Hansen, [email protected], Phone: 515-222-2305
1/1/2018West BankWest Bank; Award Range: $2,500-$44,000; Letter of Intent: Yes; Contact Information: Jill Hansen, [email protected], Phone: 515-222-2305
4/1/2018West Bank West Bank; Award Range: $2,500-$44,000; Letter of Intent: Yes; Contact Information: Jill Hansen, [email protected], Phone: 515-222-2305
10/1/2018West Bank West Bank; Award Range: $2,500-$44,000; Letter of Intent: Yes; Contact Information: Jill Hansen, [email protected], Phone: 515-222-2305
OpenWolf Foundation Wolf Foundation; Award Range: $72-$4,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Abe M. Wolf
OpenFiserv Fiserv; Award Range: $35-$5,000; Letter of Intent: Letter/call; Contact Information: Adam Wood, Phone: 515-493-6461
4/2/2018Greater Des Moines Community Foundation Greater Des Moines Community Foundation; Award Range: up to $3,500; Letter of Intent: Yes; Contact Information: Angela Dethlefs-Trettin, [email protected], Phone: 515-244-0340
OpenThe Ralph & Sylvia G. Green Charitable Foundation The Ralph & Sylvia G. Green Charitable Foundation; Award Range: $500-$5,500; Letter of Intent: Yes; Contact Information: Ann G. Anderson, Phone: 515-966-9333
OpenKenneth "Ken" R. Krause Charitable Foundation Kenneth "Ken" R. Krause Charitable Foundation; Award Range: $1,000-$12,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Brett H. Kraus
OpenThompson Charitable Foundation Thompson Charitable Foundation; Award Range: $300-$3,500; Letter of Intent: Letter/phone; Contact Information: David Bridgewater, Phone: 515-280-2053
OpenFred Maytag Foundation Fred Maytag Foundation; Award Range: $75,000-$200,000; Letter of Intent: Call for app; Contact Information: Ellen Bergeron, Phone: 641-792-1133
6/1/2018Better Health for Iowans Foundation Better Health for Iowans Foundation; Award Range: $1,000-$5,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Heather Fedler, Phone: 319-657-4169
OpenVonderhaar Family Foundation Vonderhaar Family Foundation; Award Range: $1,000-$37,000; Letter of Intent: Proposal; Contact Information: James J. Vonderharr
OpenThe F1 Key Foundation The F1 Key Foundation; Award Range: $100-$5,500; Letter of Intent: Proposal; Contact Information: JoAnna Wendel, Phone: 760-722-2594
OpenShelter Insurance Shelter Insurance; Award Range: $5,000; Letter of Intent: Letter/call; Contact Information: Joe L. Moseley, Phone: 573-214-4290
OpenJohn H. Harris III Memorial FoundationJohn H. Harris III Memorial Foundation; Award Range: $10,000-$32,000; Letter of Intent: Call/letter; Contact Information: John Harris II, Phone: 309-764-0123
OpenJohn H. & Ann Ghrist Family Foundation John H. & Ann Ghrist Family Foundation; Award Range: $1,000-$20,000; Letter of Intent: Call; Contact Information: John or Ann Ghrist, Phone: 515-279-5262
OpenMidAmerican Energy Foundation MidAmerican Energy Foundation; Award Range: $1,500-$100,000; Letter of Intent: Call/email; Contact Information: Kathy Kunert, [email protected], Phone: 515-281-2287, Fax: 515-242-4395
12/1/2018Principal Financial Group Principal Financial Group; Award Range: up to $10,000; Letter of Intent: No; Contact Information: Mandi McReynolds, [email protected], Phone: 515-247-7227
OpenWilliam R. Windsor Charitable Foundation William R. Windsor Charitable Foundation; Award Range: $12,000; Letter of Intent: Phone/letter; Contact Information: Mark W. Beerman, Phone: 515-243-7611
OpenFred & Charlotte Hubbell FoundationFred & Charlotte Hubbell Foundation; Award Range: $100 - $85,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Mindy Nussbaum-Bell, Phone: 515-245-2965
OpenJohn Deere FoundationJohn Deere Foundation; Award Range: varies; Letter of Intent: Phone; Contact Information: Nate Clark, [email protected]
OpenW.T. & Edna Dahl Trust W.T. & Edna Dahl Trust; Award Range: $2,500-$100,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Paul Tyler, Phone: 515-246-4513
OpenFlorence Lindsay Trust Florence Lindsay Trust; Award Range: $10,000; Letter of Intent: Contact foundation; Contact Information: Phil Hershner, Phone: 319-368-4568
OpenCharlotte and William Hinson Charitable Foundation Trust Charlotte and William Hinson Charitable Foundation Trust; Award Range: $1,000-$10,200; Letter of Intent: Proposal; Contact Information: Richard Hinson
OpenJacobsen Foundation Jacobsen Foundation; Award Range: $1,000-$1,000,000; Letter of Intent: Phone/letter; Contact Information: Richard Jacobson, Phone: 515-418-6171
7/1/2018Ernest Sargent Family Foundation Ernest Sargent Family Foundation; Award Range: $250-$5,500; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Richard Sargent, Phone: 515-279-6881
OpenRobert and Rebecca Shaw Foundation Robert and Rebecca Shaw Foundation; Award Range: $5,000-$20,000; Letter of Intent: Call for proposal; Contact Information: Robert or Rebecca Shaw, Phone: 515-223-1773
OpenDaniels Family Foundation Daniels Family Foundation; Award Range: $27-$83,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Ronald Daniels
OpenViolet G. Young Trust Violet G. Young Trust; Award Range: $500-$9,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Sharon K. Grafft, Phone: 515-245-2937
OpenKoch Foundation Koch Foundation; Award Range: $4,600; Letter of Intent: Proposal; Contact Information: Susan Bridgford/Betty Koch, Phone: 515-255-2453
OpenW.E. Bettendorf Foundation W.E. Bettendorf Foundation; Award Range: $50-$2,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: Wells Fargo Bank, Phone: 563-383-3229
OpenGarst Foundation Garst Foundation; Award Range: $1,000-$11,000; Letter of Intent: Letter; Contact Information: William Hess, Phone: 712-792-9772
OpenThe Al & Ann Jennings FoundationThe Al & Ann Jennings Foundation; Award Range: $100-$40,000; Contact Information: Al or Ann Jennings, Phone: 515-276-3332
OpenHNI Charitable FoundationHNI Charitable Foundation; Award Range: $150-$300,000; Contact Information: Dianna Stelzner, [email protected], Phone: 563-252-7503, Fax: 563-264-7217
OpenRuan Foundation Ruan Foundation; Award Range: $2,500-$200,000; Contact Information: John Ruan, Phone: 515-245-2500
OpenCommunity Choice Credit UnionCommunity Choice Credit Union; Award Range: varies; Contact Information: Kasey Vogel
3/15/2018A.E. Easter Family Foundation A.E. Easter Family Foundation; Award Range: $250-$120,000; Contact Information: L. Don Easter, Phone: 515-277-8230
OpenGartner Family Foundation Gartner Family Foundation; Award Range: $1,000-$34,500; Contact Information: Michael Gartner, Phone: 515-279-6155
OpenCasey's General StoresCasey's General Stores; Award Range: varies; Contact Information: Mike Richardson
OpenHy-Vee, Inc.Hy-Vee, Inc.; Award Range: varies; Contact Information: Pat Hensley
8/29/2018Gannett Foundation Gannett Foundation; Award Range: varies; Contact Information: Valerie Touzani, [email protected], Phone: 515-284-8000
OpenFlint Hills EnergyFlint Hills Energy; Contact Information: Carolyn McKee
OpenAEGON Transamerica FoundationAEGON Transamerica Foundation
OpenInternational Paper FoundationMost of the Foundation’s grants will support projects or programs focused on our Signature Causes – children’s education, hunger and health & wellness and disaster relief.
OpenDepartment of TransportationIowa Dept. of Transportation provides a funding guide. This is a guide compiled by the staff of the Iowa DOT to help local governments, organizations and individuals with preliminary searches for funding assistance from the Iowa DOT.
OpenIowa Living Roadway Trust FundIowa Living Roadway Trust Fund
OpenMuscatine Power & WaterMuscatine Power & Water
OpenShive-Hattery, Inc. Shive-Hattery, Inc.
OpenTransamericaTransamerica
OpenUS Bank FoundationUS Bank Foundation
OpenUSDAUSDA
OpenUSW Utility GroupUSW Utility Group
OpenVermeer Charitable FoundationVermeer Charitable Foundation
October 13, 2017Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful's "How Will You... End Littering?" Video Contest, open nationwide to students in grades 9-12, asks the next generation of community stewards to share their ideas about how to end littering by educating and motivating people to properly dispose of their trash. Just create a 30-60 second video for a chance to win great prizes like a trip to the Keep America Beautiful National Conference (Jan. 17-19, 2017 in Dallas, TX), GoPro video cameras and Best Buy gift cards!
OpenBetter BlockThe Better Block Foundation offers consulting, tools, and support for rapid urban prototyping initiatives to advance the development of livable neighborhoods.
September 30, 2020U.S. Department of TransportationThe U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the opportunity for state and local stakeholders to apply for $500 million in discretionary grant funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
OngoingIowa Economic Development Community Catalyst Building Remediation ProgramIowa Economic Authority provides grants to communities for the redevelopment, rehabilitiation, or deconstruction of buildings to stimulate economic growth or reinvestment in the community.
OngoingRural OrganizingOrganization works to empower and equip rural communities to collaboratively identify challenges and solutions, develop positive political agendas that prioritize their best interests, and mobilize support for legislation and candidates that will deliver sustainable change in their own communities and across the nation.
June 1Iowa Living Roadway Trust FundIowa Living Roadway Trust FundWorking through many partners in Iowa, the Living Roadway Trust Fund (LRTF) supports integrated roadside vegetation management (IRVM) programs; and educates the public on the benefits, use and care of roadside vegetation, including native plants.
July 2, 2018Telligen Community IncentiveTelligen Community Incentive