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Giving in Kossuth 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 Kossuth County Community Foundation. Through the funds held with the Kossuth 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 arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health, and human service.

$245,349 grants awarded in 2022. $2.9M total grants awarded since 2005. $7.4M total assets.

View our 2022 Impact Report

Committee Members

Laurie Harms, Co-chair
Julie Murphy, Co-chair
Caleb Anderson
Brad Arndorfer
Cynthia Arndorfer
Derald Goetz
Deb Kenne
Brian Kollasch
Kristie Brown, Ex-Officio
Shannon Goche, Ex-Officio

Individuals interested in serving as a volunteer committee member can complete the online interest form here.

Kossuth County Community Foundation Committee Members2022-2023 Committee, pictured left to right: Derald Goetz, Al Miller, Caleb Anderson, Julie Murphy, Brian Kollasch, Brad Arndorfer, Eric Goodman, and Trudy Blome. On the stairs, left to right: Cynthia Arndorfer, Laurie Harms, and Greg Stewart. Not pictured: Deb Kenne.

Kossuth County Grants

This grant is accepting applications. Please submit them by October 15.

Grants are available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government entities. Tax-exempt organizations classified as other than 501(c)(3) are also eligible, if and only if, the project is deemed charitable; please contact our office to discuss the project’s eligibility prior to submitting a proposal. Grants selections are made in an effort to create a better quality of life for people in Kossuth County. A local committee reviews the applications from charitable organizations serving their community.

Those interested in applying can watch the recording of our 2023 Grant Workshop by clicking the button below. You can also view the slides from that presentation here

Watch the grant workshop

Fall 2023 Grant Timeline
Open: September 1
Application Due: October 15
Awarded in: December

Click the year to see organizations and projects funded in Spring 2023 and 2022.

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. Grants 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.


March 10, 2023  Fund Established with Community Foundation to Support Algona Public Library  Read Story


September 12, 2023  Kossuth County Community Foundation Grant Workshop  View Details


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Annual Reports

2022 Impact Report
2021 Impact Report


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Contact Us

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