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Giving in Worth 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 Worth County Community Foundation. Through the funds held with the Worth 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.

$91,747 grants awarded in 2020. $1,203,866 total assets. $174,046 million total grants awarded since 2017.

View our 2020 Impact Report

The establishment of the Worth County Community Foundation was made possible by the Jaspers Family through the establishment of the Jaspers Family Foundation Fund. Maynard and Marjory Jaspers were long-time successful business owners in Worth County. They had three sons with no heirs. At his death, Donald Jaspers donated the proceeds from combined estates of the Jaspers Family to provide charitable support for Worth County.

Committee Members

Lucy Heiken, Chair
Merlin Bartz
Craig Benjegerdes
Keven Bruesewitz
Ron Davidson
Linda Johnson Prestholt
Pat Muehl, Ex-Officio
Chad Nelson
Cindy Peters
Mark Thoma

Worth County Grants

This grant is not accepting applications.

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 Worth County. A local governing committee reviews the applications from charitable organizations serving their community.

Worth County
Open: July 1
Application Due: September 30
Awarded in: January

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.


December 18, 2020  Worth County Community Foundation Distributes Over $87,000 to Local Nonprofit Organizations  Read Story


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Impact Reports

2020 Impact Report
2019 Impact Report


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Contact Us

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