Hometown Pride Community Resources
Photographer: Justin Rogers of West Des Moines, IA
Basic Grant Writing FAQs
Grant writing can be intimidating—but it doesn’t have to be. Warren County Hometown Pride answers the basic FAQs surrounding grant writing.
10 Grant Writing Tips From a Pro
Jane Colacecchi, who writes grants as part of her work with JHC Associates, shared her presentation “How to Write a Winning Grant” with Warren County Hometown Pride in January 2019. Check out her top ten tips and find a link to her full presentation here!
State of Iowa Grants
Wondering where to find grant opportunities? Iowa’s Funding Opportunity Search and Grant Management System provides an ongoing list of all available grant opportunities from the state.
The Iowa Grants Guide
With a database of nearly 700 funders in Iowa or with an Iowa connection, the Iowa Grants Guide is another easy way to find grant opportunities.
Establishing an Non-Profit in Iowa and Filing for Tax-Exempt Status With the IRS
It is common for grantors to require applicants to have 501(c)3 status (receive tax-exempt status from the IRS). Check out these resources about how to establish a non-profit in Iowa and file for tax-exempt status.
How To Create a Mural in Your Community
Murals are a popular form of public art for communities across the country, due in part to their versatility and high visibility. These tips are important to consider when planning a mural in your community.
Public Art Ideas for Your Community
Public art is a great way to improve the beautification of your community. Introduce some creativity into your community with these innovative ideas!
Build a Better Block
“Build a Better Block”, a video from speaker Jason Roberts, advises organizations and volunteers about the best ways to transform their communities.
How To Get Trails Built in Your Community
Warren County Hometown Pride outlines the basic steps for building a trail—from conception to construction!
“Save Your Town” Webinar Series
“Save Your Town” webinars ($20/webinar) address some of the most talked-about topics for small towns, including attracting youth, empty buildings, revitalizing your downtown, the future of retail, and more!
9 Tips to Boost Your Hometown Pride Facebook Presence
Social media is the most popular and effective way to let your community know about the work of Hometown Pride, promote volunteer opportunities, and connect with community members. Check out these 9 tips on how to boost the presence of your Hometown Pride Facebook page.