Giving in Buchanan County

Charitable, community-minded people who want to do good in their community to support the causes they care about can do so with the Buchanan County Community Foundation. Through the funds held with the Buchanan County Community Foundation, the Community Foundation meets our county's needs by increasing connections between people and the organizations that serve them; providing grants in our core program areas of art and culture, community betterment, education, environment, health, historic preservation and human service.

Committee Members

Mark McGarvey, Chair
Tricia Beatty
Heather Federspiel
Pete Gaumer
Dawn Kress
Corinne Love
Donald Shonka
Karen Stephenson
Annie Vander Werff

Buchanan County Grants

This grant is accepting applications. Please submit them by April 1.

Grants are available to 501(c)3 organizations and government entities serving Buchanan County. Grants selections are made in an effort to create a better quality of life for people in Buchanan County. A local governing committee reviews the applications from charitable organizations serving their community.

Open: February 1
Application Due: April 1
Awarded in: June
How to Apply
  1. Review our Grant Guidelines to see if you qualify for this grant.
  2. Grant Guidelines

  3. Log in to our online grant management system (or register if you don't already have an account). All open CFNEIA grants are listed in this system.
  4. Grant Management Login

  5. Find the grant you wish to apply for in the list to start your application. You can save your progress at any point and complete the application at a later date.
For Support

If you have questions about the online grant application, how to use the online grant site, or other grant writing questions, please visit our Grantseeker's Resources.


June 29, 2017  Buchanan County Community Foundation awards $117,075 in grants to local organizations  Read Story


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Annual Reports

 Buchanan County 2016 Annual Report
 Buchanan County 2014 Annual Report


 Ways to Give
 Types of Funds
 Gift of Grains

Contact Us

Our Administrative Office:
Buchanan County Community Foundation
3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls IA, 50613
P: 319-287-9106
F: 319-287-5015