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2020 Grant Impacts

The work of the Winneshiek County Community Foundation (WCCF) could not happen without our partnerships. The WCCF Governing Committee thanks our local nonprofit organizations, donors, fundholders, and other community stakeholders who help us strengthen Winneshiek County and make it a more vibrant place for everyone to live, work, and play!

While we aren't able to gather together in person to celebrate our 2020 grant awards, it is still important to us to recognize and share the impacts being made from the $133,897 in discretionary grant funding awarded to 32 nonprofit projects this year.

Watch the video below to hear from Marcia McKelvey, Chair of the WCCF, and to learn more about this year's grant-funded projects.

COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund

Grants are not currently available. The process will reopen as more funds become available.

The Winneshiek County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund provides support to organizations assisting in the response and recovery efforts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The intent of the fund is to be responsive to nonprofits serving Winneshiek County that are providing basic needs services and organizations working with individuals and families who have been disproportionately impacted by the public health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.


This fund has been established to support local response efforts. Online donations can be made or fundholders can grant from their charitable fund.

Donate to the Fund


Grant funds are not available at this time. All funds have currently been expended. As additional funding becomes available, this process will reopen. Please continue to check this page. Our goal is to continue to support our nonprofit partners serving those impacted by this pandemic.

2019 Impacts

$235,252 total grants. $4,803,406 total assets. 30 discretionary grants awarded.

View our 2019 Impact Report

Committee Members

Marcia McKelvey, Chair
Dianne Ameling
Rich Gaard
Justin Gullekson
Gary Hildebrandt
Lilly Jensen
Steve Johnson
Mark Kuhn
Emily Mineart
Keith Newhouse
Andy Nimrod
Jana Olson
Joe Skretta

Winneshiek County Grants

This grant will begin accepting applications on November 15.

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

Open: November 15
Application Due: January 10
Awarded in: March

Click the year to see organizations and projects funded in 2020 and 2019.

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.


October 17, 2019  Winneshiek County Community Foundation Celebrates Local Organizations at Grant Ceremony  Read Story


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Impact Reports

Winneshiek County 2019 Impact Report
Winneshiek County 2018 Impact Report
Winneshiek County 2017 Impact Report
Winneshiek County 2016 Impact Report


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Contact Us

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