Giving in Winneshiek 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 Winneshiek County Community Foundation. Through the funds held with the Winneshiek 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.
Individuals interested in serving as a volunteer committee member can complete the online interest form here.
Colonel Richard and Carol Gaard are passionate about their community. Hear how their involvement with local organizations and learning more about the Winneshiek County Community Foundation have made a difference for area nonprofits. They also share how they are able to support causes that are important to them through their donor advised fund, the Rich and Carol Gaard Family Fund.
Hear from Colinne with Helping Services for Youth & Families, a northeast Iowa nonprofit and Winneshiek County Community Foundation grant recipient, talk about their experience with applying for grant funding to impact local communities.
Winneshiek County Grants
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 Winneshiek County. A local committee reviews the applications from charitable organizations serving their community.
Those interested in applying can watch the recording of our 2024 Grant Cycle Workshop by clicking the button below. You can also view the slides from that presentation here.
How to Apply
- Review our Grant Guidelines to see if you qualify for this grant.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
November 1, 2023 Fund Established with Winneshiek County Community Foundation to Support St. Benedict School Read Story