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72 Iowa Awards for Small Business & Nonprofit Leadership, Teachers & Students

72 Awards Grants for Iowa


Awards in recognition of nonprofit leadership, small business management, teacher excellence and student achievement.
Awards for outstanding individuals' impact on the community and the people they serve.

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Awards to USA Communities to Recognize Efforts to Improve the Health of Local Residents

Deadline 12/21/20 LOI Date: 10/15/20

Awards of $25,000 and in-kind support to USA and territories municipalities, tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations for collaborative efforts to improve the quality of life and health of residents. The purpose of this program is to recognize communities working on t...

GrantWatch ID#: 175672

Awards to USA Black-Owned Restaurants to Provide Relief During COVID-19

Deadline 09/27/20

Awards of $25,000 to USA and territories Black-owned restaurants to provide relief during Coronavirus (COVID-19). The awards are intended to support Black-owned restaurants as part of the Funding Source's commitment to fight systemic racism and drive change to create a...

GrantWatch ID#: 192391

Award to a USA, Canada or International Nonprofit or For-Profit to Recognize and Support Wo...

Deadline 09/30/20

Award to a USA, Canada, or International nonprofit or for-profit organization that is addressing environmental and social problems. Funding is intended to support and increase the global impact of the enterprise. This honor is bestowed upon an outstanding social enterp...

GrantWatch ID#: 191876

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Nonprofit for Outstanding Contributions to Humanita...

Deadline 10/01/20

Award to a USA, Canada, or International nonprofit organization to recognize outstanding efforts toward alleviating human suffering. The purpose of this award is to honor and advance the recipient organization’s efforts and call attention to the global need for human...

GrantWatch ID#: 146363

Grants to USA Veterans and Military Spouses to Launch or Expand a Nonprofit or Business Duri...

Deadline 10/03/20

Grants to USA veterans and military spouses to start or grow nonprofit organizations or small businesses during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to support low-income entrepreneurs who are developing innovative businesses with social impact duri...

GrantWatch ID#: 192100

Awards to USA Female Superintendents and School Administrators to Recognize Outstanding Lead...

Deadline 10/09/20

Awards of $1,000 to USA women to acknowledge outstanding leadership in the field of education. Awards will honor female education professionals that positively impact the lives of students. Nominations and applications are accepted for the following three award categor...

GrantWatch ID#: 159056

Awards to Iowa PreK-12 Teachers for Excellence in STEM Education

Deadline 10/09/20

Awards to Iowa PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers to recognize and support outstanding contributions to the quality of STEM education in the state. Nominations are accepted on behalf of teachers who are significantly impacting the lives ...

GrantWatch ID#: 164332

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Scientist for a Significant Breakthrough in Cancer ...

Deadline 10/15/20

Award of $30,000 to a USA, Canada, or International individual to recognize an original breakthrough or discovery in the field of cancer research. Candidates for this award have furthered cancer prevention, treatments, and early diagnosis. The discovery must have had a...

GrantWatch ID#: 172204

Awards to USA and Canada K-12 Teachers to Recognize Outstanding Classroom Instruction of Cla...

Deadline 10/15/20

Awards of $500 to USA and Canada K-12 teachers to recognize outstanding classroom instruction of classical linguistics. Nominations are invited on behalf of individuals demonstrating excellent teaching practices. Nominations may be made by an administrator, a colleague...

GrantWatch ID#: 181424

Awards to USA Nonprofits and Individuals for Contributions to National Health and Wellness

Deadline 10/15/20

Awards to USA nonprofit organizations and individuals in honor of contributions to health and wellness. Activities worthy of recognition include programs that foster healthy environments in schools, homes, and neighborhoods; providing access to quality and affordable h...

GrantWatch ID#: 191490

Awards and In-Kind Support to USA, Canada, and International Artists to Recognize Outstandin...

Deadline 10/15/20

Awards and in-kind support to USA, Canada, and international artists in eligible locations to recognize outstanding artistry. The purpose of the award is to allow increased access between curators, contemporary artists, and collaborators around the world, and to introd...

GrantWatch ID#: 192232

Opportunity for USA Teen Artists to Receive Recognition and Support in a Range of Artistic D...

Deadline 10/16/20

Opportunity for USA young artists between the ages of 15 and 18 to earn up to $10,000 and receive recognition and support in performing, visual, or literary arts. In addition to the cash awards, artists will obtain training and mentorship, national recognition, and nom...

GrantWatch ID#: 157814

Award to a USA Researcher for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Biomedicine

Deadline 10/16/20

Award of $50,000 to a USA researcher who has made significant contributions to the field of biomedicine. The award is intended to recognize major, paradigm-shifting accomplishments that will impact the field by advancing biomedical research knowledge and spreading it t...

GrantWatch ID#: 174899

Award to a USA, Canada, or Mexico Librarian to Recognize Outstanding Dedication to the Profe...

Deadline 10/21/20

Award to a USA, Canada, or Mexico professional librarian to recognize outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the profession. The award program acknowledges a librarian whose service embodies the highest standards and desired outcomes of librarianship, including ...

GrantWatch ID#: 174734
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Awards to USA and Puerto Rico Young Faculty Members for Contributions to Science and Enginee...

Deadline 10/28/20

Awards to USA and Puerto Rico young scientists and engineers with faculty status at qualifying institutions to recognize past accomplishments and career potential. Nominations are invited on behalf of promising researchers in the following three categories: chemistry, ...

GrantWatch ID#: 148884

Awards to USA School Districts for Outstanding Programs to Promote Student Achievement

Deadline 10/30/20

Awards to USA and US Virgin Islands school districts for programs that showcase exemplary school district leadership, creativity, and commitment to student achievement. Priority will be given to school districts that help underserved children succeed. Nominations are j...

GrantWatch ID#: 146317
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Awards to USA, Canada, and International Individuals to Recognize Outstanding and Creative W...

Deadline 10/31/20

Awards to USA, Canada, and International individuals to recognize outstanding and creative work in social justice and change. Awards are intended for innovators who have identified a particular need, created a systemic solution for it, and have made a significant impac...

GrantWatch ID#: 174178
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Awards to Recognize USA K-12 Teachers for Excellence in Teaching Students about Civic Respons...

Deadline 10/31/20

Awards to recognize USA K-12 teachers to recognize excellence and dedication in teaching students topics related to civic responsibility. Eligible candidates are those that conduct activities that educate students about beliefs and values that are essential to democrac...

GrantWatch ID#: 179165
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Awards to USA, Canada, and International Individuals to Recognize General and Coronavirus-Re...

Deadline 10/31/20

Awards to USA, Canada, and International individuals to recognize humanitarian efforts, including those efforts addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Awards are intended to recognize the exceptional impact that nominees' actions have made on preserving human ...

GrantWatch ID#: 189622
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual or Team for Sustainable and Affordable C...

Deadline 11/01/20

Award of $5,000 to a USA, Canada, or International individual or team to recognize environmentally friendly chemistry innovation. Consideration will be given to discoveries that lead the way for sustainable manufacturing processes or products at a cost less than or com...

GrantWatch ID#: 155107
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Awards to USA Individuals for Encouraging Underrepresented Students to Pursue Science and En...

Deadline 11/01/20

Awards of $5,000 to USA individuals for encouraging diversity in the fields of science and engineering. In addition to a cash prize, the winners will designate an academic institution to receive grants of $10,000 to further the objectives of this award. The award is in...

GrantWatch ID#: 155138

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Individuals for Research on Social Change Issues

Deadline 11/01/20

Awards of $1,500 and one award of $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals to recognize exceptional research on social change issues in any related field. Research that has been completed within the past three years and has been published or is intended fo...

GrantWatch ID#: 160540
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual, IHE, Nonprofit, or For-Profit for Histo...

Deadline 11/01/20

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual, IHE, nonprofit organization, or corporate entity for efforts to make history engaging and relevant to audiences outside of academia. Applicants will be nominated based on long-term contributions and achievements in t...

GrantWatch ID#: 163018
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Awards to USA Libraries and Museums for their Contributions to Local Communities

Deadline 11/02/20

Awards to USA and Territories libraries and museums for their contributions to local communities. Selected institutions demonstrate extraordinary approaches to serving their constituents; they exceed expected levels of community outreach. These organizations have estab...

GrantWatch ID#: 182179

Awards to USA Librarians to Recognize Outstanding Service and Accomplishments

Deadline 11/09/20

Awards of $5,000 to USA librarians for outstanding service to public, school, college, university, and community college libraries. Awards are intended to recognize librarians for going above and beyond their role as librarian and improving lives in their communities. ...

GrantWatch ID#: 174273

Awards to USA and Canada Doctoral Students for Research and Writing on Architecture and Soci...

Deadline 11/15/20

An award of up to $15,000 and an award of up to $20,000 to doctoral students enrolled in graduate programs at USA and Canada schools for dissertation research and writing on architecture topics. Funding may be used to support students enrolled in art history, architect...

GrantWatch ID#: 159992
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Awards to USA, Canada, and International Writers to Recognize an Outstanding Debut Literary ...

Deadline 11/15/20

Awards of $2,000 to USA, Canada, and international writers to recognize an outstanding debut literary work. Submissions must be the author's first fiction publication. The winning stories will be published in an annually released anthology. The purpose of the award is ...

GrantWatch ID#: 190603

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Clinical Psychologist to Recognize Early-Career Acc...

Deadline 11/19/20

Award of $2,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career clinical psychologist to recognize accomplishments and potential within the field. This award recognizes contributions within the first ten years of the individual’s career and encourages continued contr...

GrantWatch ID#: 159515

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Librarian or Library Employee to Attend a Professio...

Deadline 12/01/20

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International librarian or library employee to cover expenses related to attending a professional conference. Eligible applicants are those that are new to the field of archives preservation. Funding is intended to subsidize the costs require...

GrantWatch ID#: 149313

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Psychologist for Excellence in the Teaching of Psyc...

Deadline 12/01/20

Award of $4,000 to a USA, Canada, or International psychologist to recognize their significant contributions to the field of psychology, while also demonstrating achievement related to the teaching of psychology. Nominees should demonstrate outstanding performance in p...

GrantWatch ID#: 159521
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Opportunity for USA Middle and High School Student Teams to Participate in an Aerospace Desi...

Deadline 12/01/20

Opportunity for USA student teams to win prizes in a hands-on engineering competition. Teams may be comprised of students enrolled in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by schools, nonprofits, and youth organizations. Competing teams will have the opportunity to de...

GrantWatch ID#: 159787
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Awards to USA College English Teachers in Recognition of Outstanding Language Learning Progr...

Deadline 12/01/20

Awards of $500 to USA English teachers at two-year colleges to recognize and promote educational programs that improve language learning for students of diverse backgrounds and interests. The award program honors teachers for outstanding initiatives that help students ...

GrantWatch ID#: 160628

Award to a USA or Canada Organization, Business, or Individual for an Exceptional History Pr...

Deadline 12/01/20

Award of $1,000 to a USA or Canada organization, business, group, or individual in recognition of an exceptional project that contributed to the public’s understanding and appreciation of history. Consideration will be given to activities such as media projects, exhi...

GrantWatch ID#: 163017

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Early-Career Librarian for Outstanding Leadership

Deadline 12/01/20

Award to a USA, Canada, or International librarian to acknowledge outstanding contributions to the field. The purpose of this program is to recognize an early-career librarian who demonstrates outstanding potential for continuing leadership and professional contributio...

GrantWatch ID#: 174845
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual to Honor Contributions to Electronic Col...

Deadline 12/01/20

Award of $2,000 to a USA, Canada, or International individual to recognize outstanding contributions to electronic collections development practice and administration. In addition to the monetary prize, the awardee will also receive a citation. This award recognizes si...

GrantWatch ID#: 174847

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Individuals to Recognize Original and Exceptional R...

Deadline 12/03/20

Awards to USA, Canada, and International individuals to recognize original and exceptional research in the field of chemistry. The research should be shown to have significantly advanced the field. If the research is significantly interdisciplinary, aspects that repres...

GrantWatch ID#: 187620

Award to a USA Individual for Leadership in Health-Related Philanthropy

Deadline 12/04/20

Award of $5,000 to a USA individual to recognize his or her accomplishments in health-related philanthropy. The award is designed to encourage others to emulate high standards by honoring individuals who demonstrate innovation, leadership, boldness, creativity, and ach...

GrantWatch ID#: 145225
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Academic Librarian to Recognize Achievements in Adv...

Deadline 12/04/20

Award to a USA, Canada, or International academic librarian to recognize achievements in advancing library services. Eligible nominees are employed by an IHE library or a nonprofit consortium. Nominees should demonstrate achievements that have contributed significantly...

GrantWatch ID#: 160081

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Librarian to Recognize Excellence in Library Develo...

Deadline 12/04/20

Award of $5,000 to a USA, Canada, or International librarian to acknowledge contributions to the field of library services. The purpose of the award program is to honor librarians for their remarkable achievements in librarianship or library development. Contributions ...

GrantWatch ID#: 174848

Awards to USA and Canada IHE Libraries in Recognition of Outstanding and Collaborative Libra...

Deadline 12/04/20

Awards to USA and Canada academic libraries in recognition of the collaborative efforts of personnel to serve their communities in creative and innovative ways. The award is intended to honor the staff who display leadership in programming and work together to uphold t...

GrantWatch ID#: 174849
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Award to a USA Librarian to Recognize Contributions to Instruction in a Research or College ...

Deadline 12/04/20

Award to a USA librarian to recognize the outstanding work of an individual who has contributed to the enhancement of instruction in a research or college library. In addition to the cash prize, the awardee will also receive a plaque. Nominees will have achieved a subs...

GrantWatch ID#: 174850
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Librarian or Team for an Outstanding Information Li...

Deadline 12/04/20

Award of $3,000 to a USA, Canada, or International librarian or team to recognize exemplary programs about information literacy. Eligible nominees carried out projects in research libraries or academic libraries within the past two years. Projects nominated for the awa...

GrantWatch ID#: 174851

Award to a USA Individual to Recognize Work in Health Advocacy or Social Change

Deadline 12/04/20

Award of $5,000 to a USA individual to honor activities, progress, and leadership that support social change in the health arena. The award is intended to recognize someone who fights for social justice and health care for all. Nominee applications must be accompanied ...

GrantWatch ID#: 191906
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Awards to USA Hispanic High School Seniors to Recognize Outstanding Academic Achievements and...

Deadline 12/06/20

Awards of $1,000 to USA and Territories Hispanic high school seniors to honor outstanding academic achievements and community involvement. Awards may be used for college expenses or to fund a community service project. Awards are intended to recognize excellence in mul...

GrantWatch ID#: 162756
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Awards to USA Military Dependents, Ages 13 to 18, to Recognize Their Exceptional Ability to ...

Deadline 12/07/20

Awards of $10,000 to USA young military dependents, ages 13 to 18, to recognize their exceptional ability to succeed despite the challenges of military family life. One award will be given to a young nominee who has devised an original and bold solution to address a lo...

GrantWatch ID#: 176359

Prizes to USA, Canada, and International Youth to Present Solutions to Global Challenges to H...

Deadline 02/15/21 LOI Date: 12/14/20

Prizes of up to $1,500 to USA, Canada, and International youth or teams youth, ages 13-24, to present solutions to global challenges, as identified by the United Nations. Applicants must submit the first round of applications before moving up to the second round. Group...

GrantWatch ID#: 165282

Awards to USA Jewish Youth for Outstanding Leadership in Volunteer Service

Deadline 12/18/20

Awards to USA Jewish teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19 for outstanding leadership in community service. Awards will recognize teens who have demonstrated initiative in the creation of new projects or the expansion of existing projects that embody the concept of t...

GrantWatch ID#: 177330
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Award to a USA Active Police Officer to Recognize Advocacy Efforts for the Safety of Police C...

Deadline 12/19/20

Award to a USA active police officer to honor efforts on behalf of the safety and welfare of police canines in local communities. The award program recognizes the efforts of police officers and police dispatchers in advocating for a better quality of life and higher st...

GrantWatch ID#: 184171
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Awards to USA and Canada Individuals to Recognize Emerging Talent in Writing and Illustratin...

Deadline 12/31/20

Awards of $3,000 to a USA or Canada author and an illustrator to encourage and recognize emerging talent in children’s literature. Nominations are accepted on behalf of outstanding new illustrators and writers whose books portray the universal qualities of childhood,...

GrantWatch ID#: 163058
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for Innovation in Land Development and P...

Deadline 12/31/20

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual, group, or organization to recognize significant contributions to the planning and development of the built environment. Nominees may come from any discipline and include, but are not limited to, public officials, dev...

GrantWatch ID#: 177781