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Uplift Grants


The Community Foundation provides eligible agencies one-year discretionary grants on a competitive basis to improve life for residents of Black Hawk County. Uplift Grant requests can be for operations, programming, materials, equipment, and capital projects. This grant opportunity provides support in the following areas:

  • Trees for Waterloo
  • Chamber Music
  • Opera Music
Uplift Grants
Open: January 10
Application Due: April 1
Awarded in: June

Click here to see organizations funded in 2022.

How to Apply
  1. Review our Grant Guidelines
    Grant Guidelines

  2. 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.
    Grant Management Login
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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.