Iowa Grants and Foundations

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Date Published: February 23, 2021

Ahrens Foundation

Grant applicants will be non–profit organizations in Iowa who are seeking support for specific projects. Larger grant requests will receive maximum consideration if the grant funds are “seed” money to kick off other community support or are to be utilized as matching funds.

Allamakee County Community Foundation

The Allamakee County Community Foundation is a charitable foundation created by and for local citizens to improve the quality of life right here in our communities. The Foundation accepts grant applications from charitable projects and programs impacting a wide range of needs in the county – arts and culture, health, human services, community betterment, historic preservation, etc.

Alliant Energy Foundation

The Alliant Energy Foundation was formed in order to help improve the quality of life ” now and in the future ” in the communities where Alliant Energy has a presence – Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Foundation™s programs reflect a commitment to play an active role in those areas and give back to future generations. Areas of interest include Human needs, Education, Culture & Art, Civic involvement, the Environment.

AmerUs Group Charitable Foundation - Des Moines

We believe it’s important to be part of the communities in which we live and work. AmerUs Group™s charitable foundation is committed to helping support community and cultural advancement in the areas of: United Way, Arts and Culture, Civic and Community, Education.

Andersen Corporate Foundation

Andersen Corporate Foundation has expanded its giving to the many communities where Andersen has facilities and employees, including Menomonie, Wisconsin; Des Moines, Iowa; Dubuque, Iowa; Page County, Virginia; North Brunswick, New Jersey; and London/Huron, Ontario, in addition to the St. Croix Valley Area, Western Wisconsin and the East Metro area of St. Paul. Areas of funding interest: Affordable Housing, Health & Safety, Education & Youth Develo…

Aviva Charitable Foundation

The Aviva Charitable Foundation was created in December 1994 for the purpose of supporting various scientific, educational, health and welfare, civic and cultural organizations. Its primary objective is to support selected nonprofit organizations in its primary markets. Currently the Foundation is committed to making a difference through grants to nonprofit organizations in the following areas: United Way, Education, Arts and Culture, Civic and Community,…

Bankers Trust

Bankers Trust prides itself in being a corporate citizen in its efforts to support a variety of worthwhile projects and/or organizations in our local community. We strive to concentrate our support toward organizations with one or more of the following goals. These goals are used to determine if a request qualifies for funding. 1. Housing and Neighborhood Development (with emphasis placed on projects which benefit low to moderate income individuals). It i…

Charitable Foundation of Mahaska County

The Mahaska County Community Foundation accepts grant applications from charitable projects and programs impacting a wide range of needs in the community– arts and culture, health, human services, community betterment, historic preservation, etc. The Foundation will generally deny requests for crisis intervention, current budget support, elimination of deficits, reduction of debt, or funding of completed projects.

Clarinda Foundation

Organized in 1982, the Clarinda Foundation’s purpose is to nurture charitable giving, enrich quality of life and promote a sense of community – now and forever – in the Clarinda area. Areas of funding interest include health, recreation and the arts, education, scholarships.

Community Foundation of Franklin County - Northeast Iowa

The Community Foundation of Franklin County is a local, non–profit, charitable affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. Due to the generosity and vision of all our donors, the Community Foundation was established to build stronger, healthier communities in Franklin County today, and in the future. See more foundations in Iowa. Areas of funding interest include Arts & Culture, Community Affairs, Education, Environment Education and…

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines is a donor–driven public foundation whose purpose is to improve the quality of life in Greater Des Moines through philanthropy. The Community Foundation utilizes a strategic grantmaking plan which furthers its Leadership Agenda. Through its grantmaking and community programs, the Community Foundation is committed to allocating substantial resources to specific strategies and outcomes. Areas of funding in…

Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine

The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine has a limited amount of money available for grants to improve our quality of life, strengthen families, promote youth activities, and meet community needs. Areas of funding interest include arts, culture, humanities; education; environment and animals; health; human services; and public benefit.

Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County

The Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County accepts grant applications from charitable projects and programs impacting a wide range of needs in the community– arts and culture, health, human services, community betterment, historic preservation, etc. Maximum grant application amounts will not exceed $10,000 per grant.

Community Foundation of Johnson County

The Community Foundation of Johnson County provides a means to contribute to specific organizations, general areas of concern or the common good; pool and manage endowment funds for local nonprofit organizations; and to distribute funds to benefit the greater community good. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving our schools, sheltering our neighbors, caring for the sick, preserving our green spaces, and inspiring…

Community Foundation of Louisa County

The Community Foundation of Louisa County strives to unify all residents and communities of Louisa County through charitable–giving to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations. Grants are limited to organizations and government bodies serving Louisa County residents. This includes organizations that serve a portion of Louisa County, the whole county and a broader area including Louisa County. The Foundation provides funding for…

Community Foundation of Lyon County

The Community Foundation of Lyon County is a charitable foundation created by and for local citizens to improve the quality of life right here in our communities. The accepts grant applications from charitable projects and programs impacting a wide range of needs in the community– arts and culture, health, human services, community betterment, historic preservation, etc.

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa goal is to build stronger, healthier, more vibrant communities across the region. We utilize several strategies to make this goal a reality, including effective grantmaking and offering scholarship opportunities to promising students. The Foundation supports the broad charitable needs of the geographic regions we serve by making grants in the areas of: Community Affairs & Development, Arts & Culture, Educa…

Dekko Foundation

Grantmaking is limited to projects that support the development of children ages birth through 18 years old. We consider grant proposals that further the Foundation’s mission for people in the communities where the founders did business. These communities are: Alabama – Limestone County; Indiana – DeKalb, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben and Whitley Counties; Iowa – Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Rihggold and Union Counties.

DeWitt Area Community Foundation

The DeWitt Area Community Foundation inspires communities by connecting people with causes and resources for all generations. We are an avenue for giving to citizens living in western Clinton County by coordinating and providing permanent resources to enhance arts and culture, health, human services, education, and community betterment.

Elma Area Community Foundation

The Elma Area Community Foundation is a local, non–profit, charitable affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. Due to the generosity and vision of all our donors, the Community Foundation was established to build stronger, healthier communities in the Elma Area today, and in the future. Areas of funding interest include Arts & Culture, Community Affairs & Development, Education, Environment Education and Protection, Health, Hi…

Enhance Hamilton County Foundation

The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation is here to help our community™s charitable projects and programs contribute to the quality of life in our area. The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation accepts grant applications from charitable projects and programs impacting a wide range of needs in the community – arts and culture, health, human services, community betterment, historic preservation, etc.

First Citizens National Bank Charitable Foundation

The First Citizens National Bank Charitable Foundation was organized for distribution of funds to charitable, religious, educational and heath care institutions. We give preference to requests that benefit the communities in which First Citizens National Bank serves. The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualif…

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non“profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant i…

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF) is a public charitable foundation holding more than 500 different funds, large and small, established by individuals, families, nonprofit agencies and businesses to benefit Linn County, Iowa. The Foundation offers multiple opportunities for funding based on the type of project, organization age and size, and community need. Grant funds are available for both emerging and established organizations for pr…

Guernsey Charitable Foundation

The Guernsey Charitable Foundation™s mission is to work in partnership with others to improve the vitality of our community, addressing issues important now and in the future. We focus our support on a broad spectrum of needs including; education that builds character, programs that enhance family life, key social issues, science, programs that aim for community betterment, health and life skills, sports, fitness and activities that recognize the v…

Harrah’s Foundation - AZ, CA, IL, IN, IO, LA, MS, MO, NC, NJ, NV, PA, TN

The Harrah™s Foundation focuses its philanthropic efforts on three categories: Seniors “ community–based programs that enhance the lives of seniors are our primary philanthropic initiative. Education “ community–based programs that enhance educational opportunities and resources for students seeking higher education. Civic “ broadly defined as local programs that are vital to the success of each of our communitie…

HickoryTech Foundation

The HickoryTech Foundation connects businesses and consumers with advanced, integrated communication solutions in Minnesota, Iowa and the upper Midwest. HickoryTech, its employees and the HickoryTech Foundation recognize the importance of a vital community. The HickoryTech Foundation is proud to support nonprofit organizations that enhance educational, community outreach and cultural initiatives. Grants are awarded in the priority areas of education, commu…

Humboldt County Community Foundation

The Humboldt County Community Foundation Board is a charitable public foundation established by community stakeholders for the purpose of improving the quality of life in Humboldt County by initiating programs, coordinating resources, and supporting organizations that enhance education, community betterment, arts and culture, health, and human services.

Iowa Arts Council

The Iowa Arts Council aims to empower Iowa’s leaders in strengthening community life through the arts and provide leadership in stimulating a healthy arts environment.

Iowa West Foundation

The Mission of the Iowa West Foundation is to improve lifes and strengthen communities for future generations. We do this by providing leadership, creating partnerships, leveraging resources and serving as a catalyst in identifying and supporting community needs. Areas of funding interest include Community Development and Beautification, Economic Development, Education, Human and Social Needs.

Iowa Women's Foundation

It is the mission of the Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) to bring about a just society by supporting the empowerment of all women and girls throughout the state of Iowa.

Iowa Women's Foundation

The mission of the Iowa Women’s Foundation is to improve the lives of Iowa women and girls through the power of philanthropy, advocacy and collaboration. The Foundation serves the full spectrum of girls and women in rural and urban communities throughout all regions of the state of Iowa, including, but not limited to those who are impoverished, incarcerated, institutionalized, lesbians, older women, physically or mentally challenged, single mothers, w…

Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation

The Foundation provides funding for a variety of interest areas. The quality, innovation, thoughtfulness and effectiveness of a project are of more importance than the specific interest area. That said, areas of interest for IAP are the arts, education, environment and social programs. IAP limits its consideration to projects within Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois and Michigan.

Mahaska County Community Foundation

The mission of the Mahaska County Community Foundation is to foster private giving, strengthen service providers and improve the conditions of the community, county, or area of interest. To these ends, it will promote endowment building, community, grant making, organizational collaboration, and public leadership for the benefit of the designated area.

Maquoketa Area Community Foundation

The Maquoketa Area Community Foundation mission is to nurture charitable giving, enrich quality of life, and promote a sense of community – now, and in the future. Grant awards are generally restricted to the greater Maquoketa area identified by the foundation as Jackson County, Iowa. The foundation accepts grant applications year round. Projects that benefit people and the greater Jackson County area are a priority. Funding focus: Fine Arts, Capital…

Marion County Community Foundation

To be eligible to apply the organization must be located in and serving primarily clients in the Marion County area. The Foundation makes grants to support creative and innovative programs, current or emerging charitable opportunities, services not presently offered and capital projects”all of which should enhance the quality of life in the county. The Foundation Serve a charitable purpose by enhancing the quality of life in Marion County in such a…

Miccio Foundation

The Miccio Foundation’s focus is to support organizations and individuals involved in animal welfare. Examples include, but are not limited to, private and governmental animal shelters, humane societies, rescue groups, volunteer foster organizations, local animal control agencies, and veterinarians. We will not support activities inconsistent with federal, state or local laws and ordinances, and we reserve the right to a phone interview or a request f…

Peter Kiewit Foundation

Areas of interest of the Peter Kiewit Foundation for grantmaking purposes are broad and include the arts, education, children and families, community development, health, and human services. The Peter Kiewit Foundation funds programs, facilities, and capital projects. The Foundation is interested in receiving applications for specific, defined projects or programs, but generally excludes funding requests for support of debt retirement, operational deficits…

PFund Foundation

PFund Foundation is a community foundation that advances social justice for LGBT communities in the Upper Midwest by funding social change programs, developing leaders, inspiring giving, and convening and reporting on issues of importance within our communities. We are working to change attitudes, change systems and break down barriers at the intersection of our identities”orientation, gender, race, culture”to achieve social justice. Geogra…

Pottawattamie County Community Foundation

The Pottawattamie County Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to meet the current and future needs of our local communities. Community Grants are grants of up to $2,500 made to grassroots and government entities doing innovative and meaningful work that fits within the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation’s mission to improve the lives of all residents of Pottawattamie County.

Principal Financial Group Foundation - IA. NE, WA, DE, WI

The Principal® and the Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. have embraced corporate responsibility by making philanthropic investments in the communities where our employees work and live. Since 2000 nearly $90 million in financial support has been awarded to organizations focused in the following areas: Health & Human Services, Education, Arts & Culture, Civic, Community & Environment. Grants are available in the communities where w…

Qwest Foundation

The Qwest Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of customers and the communities we serve. The Foundation awards grants that generate high impact and measurable results through community–based programs, including K–12 education and economic development. We encourage you to learn more about the Foundation and request funding for your program. The primary geographic area of interest for Qwest is our 14–state region, including Minne…

R.J. McElroy Trust

The R.J. McElroy Trust assists non–profit, tax–exempt organizations, which provide educational benefit to deserving youth. Governmental entities are also eligible to apply. Trust makes grants in the following areas in Iowa: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Howard, Hardin, Tama and Winneshiek, Iowa.

River Bluff Community Foundation

The River Bluff Community Foundation is here to help our community™s charitable projects and programs contribute to the quality of life in our area. One of the ways this can be done is through grantmaking. The River Bluff Community Foundation is currently working on developing a process to accept grant applications from charitable projects and programs, which will impact a wide range of needs in the community “ arts and culture, health, hum…

Rockwell Collins - Iowa & National Focus

Rockwell Collins makes charitable contributions to a variety of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Our giving priorities include education and arts and culture with an emphasis in youth development. We believe by strengthening the quality of education and providing opportunities for youth involvement and leadership, we are helping students prepare for the future.

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust

The great majority of grants are given to organizations located in, and for projects to be conducted within, the state of Iowa and portions of Illinois, as well as to other organizations in which Mr. Carver had an interest during his lifetime. Generally speaking, the Carver Trust supports biomedical and scientific research, scholarships, and programs addressing the educational and recreational needs of youth.

Siouxland Community Foundation

Grants are made to nonprofit organizations that provide services vital to the quality of life in Siouxland. Organizations recognized under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and/or qualified government entities located within the greater Siouxland tri–state area (defined as a general 50–mile radius of Sioux City, Iowa, are eligible to receive grants from the Community Foundation.

South Central Iowa Community Foundation

Since 1993, area residents have been turning to the South Central Iowa Community Foundation to make their philanthropic giving as effective as possible. We are a public charity serving thousands of people who share a common concern–improving the quality of life in Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Ringgold and Union Counties in South Central Iowa.

Story County Community Foundation

The mission of the Story County Community Foundation is to foster private giving, strengthen service providers and improve the conditions of the county. Areas of funding interest include Children Y Youth, Arts & Culture, Civic Involvement, Education, Health, Mental Health, Human Services.

Waterville Community Fund

The Waterville Community Fund is a local, non–profit, charitable affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. Due to the generosity and vision of all our donors, the Community Foundation was established to build a stronger, healthier Waterville Community today, and in the future. We support our donors and the communities we serve with visionary leadership, effective grantmaking and personalized endowment building services.

Wellmark Foundation

The Wellmark Foundation is a non–profit foundation that seeks to improve the health of Iowans, South Dakotans, and their communities. The Foundation provides support to non–profit organizations and public entities to help local communities establish or expand health initiatives. Current funding priorities of the Foundation focus on prevention with these two specific areas: 1) childhood obesity prevention and 2) community–based wellness an…

Whirlpool Foundation

The Whirlpool Foundation makes grants to IRS–certified nonprofit organizations in communities where Whirlpool Corporation operates. The Foundation touches lives around the world through its collaboration with countless organizations. Through its strategic grants, Whirlpool Foundation has focused on identifying outstanding programs that are centered on quality family life, cultural diversity and lifelong learning.

Winnebago County Community Foundation

The main purpose of the Winnebago County Community Foundation is to provide a vehicle by which private donors may make a lasting contribution to our community and at the same time accomplish their goals in charitable gift and estate planning.