A vital part of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa's mission is making charitable grants to non-profit agencies. The Foundation does not do programming. It supports agencies that do programming for public good.
Currently the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is not accepting grant requests for Black Hawk County. It is anticipated the next grant cycle deadline will be October 1, 2013. The online application will be available 2-3 months prior to the deadline. Be sure to check back frequently so as not to miss the next deadline.
Attention previous grant recipients: In order to submit your grant report you will need to do so through the Online Grant Site.
The Community Foundation Board of Directors approves Black Hawk County charitable grants twice a year - in June and December.
Applications for grants must be submitted approximately two months prior to the awarding of the grants. Applicants will be notified in writing when final grant decisions are made.
Deadline for submission of grant applications for July awards
First award cycle will be approved
Deadline for submission of grant applications for December awards
Second award cycle will be approved
Supporting the creative arts- theater, music, painting, sculpture, dance, strengthening the programs of local museums and libraries.
Including the administration of justice, development of employment and training, encouragement of citizen participation in community affairs, and enhancement of local community resources.
Improving the quality of education through support of both public and private institutions of learning.
Supporting conservation of natural resources, preventing and eliminating pollution, preserving water quality, protecting wildlife, and educating the public about environmental priorities.
Helping alleviate human suffering through support of institutions dedicated to healing and wholeness of life through improvement of health care, prevention of substance abuse, research into the causes and prevention of disease.
Assisting groups engaged in restoring structures and artifacts of historical importance to the area.
Assisting with programming efforts that addresses issues important to youth, women, minorities, the elderly, the handicapped, and families in need.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
It is suggested that applicants please email Tom Wickersham, Program Director, to explore the appropriateness of requests and for any further guidance about current funding priorities.