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Iowa Economic Development Grants:  89 Economic Development Grants for Iowa.

Grants to encourage economic development, support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

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Grants to USA Nonprofits and IHEs to Increase Arts and Culture in Social and Civic Engagement

Deadline 08/09/18

Grants starting at $25,000 to USA and territories nonprofit and university-based art or design service organizations for the development and dissemination of creative placemaking knowledge through collaborative projects. Applicants are advised to create or verify the necessary registrations by July 19, and a required form ...

GrantWatch ID#: 172667

Grants to USA Local Governments and Nonprofits to Integrate the Arts into Community Revitali...

Deadline 08/09/18

Grants starting at $25,000 to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and government agencies for collaborative arts engagement and cultural planning projects that enhance the quality of life in local communities. Applicants are advised to verify or create the required registrations by July 19. Initial application comp...

GrantWatch ID#: 172668

Grants to USA Nonprofits and IHEs to Promote Business Growth in Rural Communities

Deadline 07/24/18

Grants to USA nonprofit corporations and IHEs to improve the economic conditions of rural communities by promoting business development. Initiatives may assist individuals and businesses in the startup, expansion or improvement of rural cooperatives and other mutually-owned businesses. Grant and matching funds can be u...

GrantWatch ID#: 170336

Fellowships to USA Retired and Retiring Public Sector Officials to Advance Social Change

Deadline 07/24/18

Fellowships starting at $90,000 and an additional project support to USA and territories individuals who have served in senior-level positions within state, local, or federal governments. Selected fellows will carry out a project that will advance knowledge and understanding of making effective social and economic changes ...

GrantWatch ID#: 172989
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Grants to USA and Israel Nonprofits to Promote the Equality of Women

Deadline 11/02/18 LOI Date: 07/30/18

Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 per year to USA and Israel nonprofit organizations to promote religious, political, social, and economic equality for women. LOIs are due July 30. Funding may be requested for both general operating and project support. Please note that only feminist social change organizations may re...

GrantWatch ID#: 149534

Grants to USA Tribes and Nonprofits to Promote Economic Self-Sufficiency for Public Housing ...

Deadline 07/30/18

Grants to USA tribes, nonprofit organizations, resident associations, and public housing agencies to promote economic self-sufficiency for Public and Indian housing residents. Applicants are advised that the registrations required to apply may take up to four weeks to complete. Overview: The Resident Opportunity &...

GrantWatch ID#: 183861

Grants to USA Nonprofits and IHEs to Cultivate a Strong STEM Workforce

Deadline 09/28/18 LOI Date: 07/31/18

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and IHEs to promote a world-class workforce in the STEM fields. Initial applications are due no later than July 31. Applicants are advised that registration in the online grants system may take up to four weeks to complete. Program Description: The ONR seeks a broad range of ap...

GrantWatch ID#: 151207

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Active Play for Children, Arts, College Readi...

Deadline 07/31/18

Grants to USA nonprofits in multiple states for activities in the areas of economic development, neighborhood revitalization, arts and culture, and learning through play. Funding is intended for programming, operational expenses, and capital projects that benefit local communities where the Funding Source operates (See Add...

GrantWatch ID#: 180060

Grants to USA Agencies to Strengthen the Workforce in Areas Impacted by Opioid Use

Deadline 07/31/18

Grants to USA state governments, tribal governments, and outlying areas to support and retrain workers residing in communities impacted by the economic and health effects of opioid use, overdose, and addiction. Funding will support career services, workforce training, and support services. Successful applications will ...

GrantWatch ID#: 183686

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Upper Midwestern States for Programs that Address Climate Change ...

Deadline 08/01/18

Grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 to North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa organizations to mitigate climate change in the Upper Midwest region. Funding may be requested for policy education, community action, administrative action, sustainable business and community solutions, and pilot projects....

GrantWatch ID#: 177293

Grants to Clay County, Iowa Organizations, Businesses, Agencies, and Individuals for Tourism...

Deadline 08/01/18

Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Clay County, Iowa businesses, organizations, government agencies, and individuals to host public events that attract local residents and people from outside the county. The goal of this program is to promote Clay County as an attractive tourism destination, while enhancing the quality ...

GrantWatch ID#: 179243
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Grants to USA Public Housing Authorities to Expand Employment Opportunities for Residents

Deadline 08/14/18

Grants to USA public housing authorities to operate job programs in qualifying public housing developments. Applicants must verify or create the required registrations in advance of the deadline. This program seeks to address poverty affecting public housing residents by promoting, enabling, and facilitating employment. ...

GrantWatch ID#: 161900
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Programs that Promote Gender and Rac...

Deadline 08/15/18

Grants of up to $2,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits for projects that promote racial, gender, and economic justice. Funding is intended to support programs that benefit, and are directed by, women and girls. Eligible programs focus on activism, political change, and empowerment. Small and start-up organizat...

GrantWatch ID#: 172504
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Grants to Iowa Private Conservation Organizations for Land Acquisition and Outdoor Recreation

Deadline 08/15/18

Grants to Iowa private conservation organizations for the acquisition and development of lands for the purposes of habitat protection and outdoor recreation. In evaluating proposals, consideration will be given to public benefits, species protection, tourism and economic development potential, multiple use potential, geog...

GrantWatch ID#: 173505

Grants to Iowa Counties for Environmental Protection and Land Acquisition Projects

Deadline 08/15/18

Grants to Iowa counties for the purposes of land acquisition and natural resources conservation. Projects may involve land protection, protection and stabilization of resources, environmental education, equipment, facilities repair and upgrade, and increased outdoor recreational opportunities. Summary of Selection Pro...

GrantWatch ID#: 173507

Grants to USA Researchers to Address the Economic Impact of Changes in the Job Quality for L...

Deadline 11/15/18 LOI Date: 08/20/18

Grants to USA researchers for innovative research to address the causes and impacts of the shift in the quality of jobs available for less-skilled and moderately skilled workers. LOIs are due no later than August 20. Proposals are invited for investigator-initiated research that will broaden understanding of the role of ch...

GrantWatch ID#: 173920
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Grants to USA Scholars for Economics Research in the Context of Social Sciences

Deadline 11/15/18 LOI Date: 08/20/18

Grants to USA scholars for behavioral economics research that draws from economics, psychology, political science, sociology, and other social sciences. LOIs are due no later than August 20. Projects must examine and seek to improve the social and living conditions within the nation. The Russell Sage Foundation's progr...

GrantWatch ID#: 174369

Grants to USA Researchers for Innovative Research on Wealth Inequality

Deadline 11/15/18 LOI Date: 08/20/18

Grants to USA researchers for innovative research addressing the impact of economic inequality on the nation's population. LOIs are due no later than August 20. Studies will address how inequality has affected the political, economic, and social institutions, and the extent to which increased inequality has affected equali...

GrantWatch ID#: 175588
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Investigators to Research USA Health Care Reform Out...

Deadline 11/15/18 LOI Date: 08/20/18

Grants to USA, Canada, and International scholars and investigators at the Ph.D. (or equivalent) level to conduct research projects to understand the various effects of the health care reforms made in the USA in 2010. A Letter of Inquiry must be submitted by August 20, 2018. Questions on the LOI process should be submitte...

GrantWatch ID#: 175593
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Grants to USA Scholars for Research on the Rise of Alternative Work Arrangements

Deadline 11/15/18 LOI Date: 08/20/18

Grants to USA scholars for innovative social sciences research addressing the increase of alternative work arrangements in the US workforce. LOIs are due by August 20. The Foundation invites proposals for research examining both the causes and consequences of alternative work arrangements. The Foundation defines altern...

GrantWatch ID#: 183563
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, and Scholars for Research on Public Policy

Deadline 08/22/18

Grants to USA nonprofits, scholars, and IHEs for scholarly research on public policy issues that impact on the personal and economic liberties of the nation and its citizens. Funding is primarily intended to support scholarship that results in the publication of books, journal articles, and policy papers. The Foundation wi...

GrantWatch ID#: 170643
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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Promote Financial and Banking Literacy for Vulnerable Populations

Deadline 12/14/18 LOI Date: 08/24/18

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to provide consumer education or information, or financial literacy or education. Applicants must submit an LOI before submitting a full application. A special emphasis is placed on issues related to large financial institutions, basic banking, access to financial services, retail bank...

GrantWatch ID#: 166138
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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Youth, Economic Development, Culture, and En...

Deadline 08/29/18

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states to enhance communities where the funding source has a business presence. Priorities include assisting the disadvantaged, economic development, education, youth development, neighborhood improvement, community problem solving, cultural en...

GrantWatch ID#: 172570
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies in Multiple States to Benefit Local Communi...

Deadline 08/30/18

Grants to USA nonprofits, schools, and government entities in multiple states that address high-priority community needs and facilitate local capacity building in communities where the funding source has an operational presence. Focus areas include economic and community development, health and wellness, education and trai...

GrantWatch ID#: 182253
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Grants to Clayton County, Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies to Strengthen Local Communities

Deadline 08/31/18

Grants to Clayton County, Iowa nonprofit organizations and government agencies to strengthen local communities. Eligible types of activities include education, safety, public health, tourism, cultural and recreational opportunities, economic development, and community betterment. UMGC Mission Statement: Upper Mississip...

GrantWatch ID#: 146332
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Science, Philosophy, Character Devel...

Deadline 01/31/19 LOI Date: 08/31/18

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations and IHEs for charitable work and innovative projects and research. A funding inquiry is due August 31, 2018. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of science and the big questions, character virtue development, individual freedom and free markets, ex...

GrantWatch ID#: 171288
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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Promote and Advance American Indian Culture and Self-Sufficiency

Deadline 08/31/18

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to promote, preserve, and advance American Indian culture and self-sufficiency. Funding will be provided for programs that focus on the development of American Indian entrepreneurism, facilitating American Indian education (particularly college, graduate, and post-graduate education), ...

GrantWatch ID#: 174514
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Grants to Illinois and Iowa Organizations in the Quad Cities Area for Arts, Culture, Educati...

Deadline 09/01/18

Grants to Illinois and Iowa organizations for a range of activities to strengthen eligible communities within the Quad City area. Focus areas include arts and culture, education, and social welfare. Funding may be requested for program support, general operations, and capital projects. The Foundation makes grants in Scott ...

GrantWatch ID#: 172859
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits and Individuals to Aid Underprivileged C...

Deadline 12/17/18 LOI Date: 09/14/18

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits and individuals for a wide range of economic development and social empowerment projects that will aid underprivileged populations. LOIs are due September 14, 2018. A particular focus will be given to those demographics that have been overlooked and/or mar...

GrantWatch ID#: 174694
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Grants to USA and Latin America Nonprofits for Research and Policy Changes that Benefit Latin...

Deadline 09/15/18

Grants to USA and Latin America nonprofits for efforts to create policy changes that will improve the lives of Latin Americans. The funding source has identified the following three program areas in which focused, expert research and innovation have the potential to make significant positive impact: - Democratic Gover...

GrantWatch ID#: 173581
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribes for Neighborhood Revitalization in Struggling...

Deadline 09/17/18

Grants to USA nonprofits, government agencies, and tribal entities for locally-driven strategies to meet the needs of struggling neighborhoods. Applicants are advised to create or verify the required registrations well in advance of the deadline date. Program areas include housing, improving neighborhood conditions, and hu...

GrantWatch ID#: 171994

Grants to Iowa Communities for Construction Projects and Infrastructure Improvements in Elig...

Deadline 09/21/18

Grants ranging from $15,000 to $75,000 to Iowa communities for construction projects to improve infrastructure in designated areas. Funding is intended to improve the economic and physical health of participating cities and districts. The primary goals of the MSI Challenge grant are: a. Stimulate appropriate buildin...

GrantWatch ID#: 184005
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Grants to Illinois and Iowa Nonprofits in the Quad Cities Area for Education, Health, Arts, ...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants to Iowa and Illinois nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and libraries to support charitable activities within the funding source’s Quad Cities service area. Program categories include education, healthcare, social services, arts and humanities, and workforce and economic development. The Mo...

GrantWatch ID#: 178168
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Grants to USA Organizations to Help Vulnerable Older Adults Build Social Support and Economi...

Deadline 09/28/18

Grants to USA and territories organizations for large-scale programs that help low-income adults age 50 and older stay connected to their communities and other individuals. Proposals may also include initiatives to support economic opportunity and end senior poverty, and should impact hundreds of thousands of adults. A...

GrantWatch ID#: 184035
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Grants to USA Nonprofits for STEM Education, Road Safety, and Community Development

Deadline 09/30/18

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to benefit communities where the funding source has a business presence. Focus areas include STEM education, road and vehicle safety, and community development. Consideration will also be given to requests benefitting Detroit communities. Focus Areas: General Motors is committe...

GrantWatch ID#: 151351
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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States to Strengthen Agriculture and Rural Communities

Deadline 09/30/18

Grants of up to $2,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming nonprofit organizations to positively impact rural communities and the agricultural industry. Program areas include hunger and nutrition, young and beginning agricultural producers, agriculture education, and disaster relief or ...

GrantWatch ID#: 178636
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Grants to Ames, Iowa Organizations for Events that Attract Visitors and Enhance the Local Qu...

Deadline 10/12/18

Grants to Ames, Iowa private and public organizations for public activities and events that attract visitors, improve the visitor experience, and enhance the quality of life for local residents. Requested activities may be educational, cultural, artistic, or recreational. Definitions: - Event: Something that occurs ...

GrantWatch ID#: 147379
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Grants to USA Writers, Activists, and Researchers for Work to Advance Left-Wing Causes

Deadline 10/15/18

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA leftist activists, researchers, and writers for work that advances critical issues in the study of the world, its people, their communities, cultures, and economies, as well as their interaction with the environment. Proposed work can address issues ranging from geopolitics to cultural and eco...

GrantWatch ID#: 173329

Grants to Grinnell, Iowa Nonprofits and Organizations for Initiatives that Promote Tourism

Deadline 10/15/18

Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Grinnell, Iowa nonprofits and organizations for projects and events that draw tourists from outside of the immediate area. Applicants must schedule a consultation prior to applying. The Foundation is especially interested in one-time events that result in overnight stays in local hotel...

GrantWatch ID#: 175516
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Grants to USA Nonprofits for a Wide Range of Social Change Projects

Deadline 10/15/18

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for a wide range of social change initiatives. Funding must identify with one of the following focus areas: advancement of philanthropy and volunteerism, education, entrepreneurship, advocacy and debate, advancement of women and girls, prevention of child abuse, and crisis management a...

GrantWatch ID#: 178268
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Grants to Nebraska and Western Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies for Youth, Economic Development,...

Deadline 10/15/18

Grants to Nebraska and Western Iowa nonprofits and agencies for programs in the areas of preparing youth for success in education and employment, promoting economic development, and supporting local efforts to build thriving communities. Applicants must speak with a program officer prior to submitting an application. Fu...

GrantWatch ID#: 178879
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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Empower Women and Girls Living in Extreme Poverty

Deadline 10/24/18

Grants ranging from $35,000 to $50,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for grassroots projects that empower girls and women living in extreme poverty. Applications are invited for projects that promote good health, economic self-sufficiency, and education in developing countries. Dining for Women is an educational givin...

GrantWatch ID#: 183405

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Basic Needs, At-Risk Youth Education, and Domestic Violence Pro...

Deadline 11/16/18

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for financial assistance to provide children and families with basic provisions, including food, shelter, and physical fitness programs, to support those fleeing from domestic abuse, and to support education and training programs for at-risk children and youth. Only organizations a...

GrantWatch ID#: 172551

Grants to USA and Japan Nonprofits for Studies and Initiatives Addressing Bilateral Policy

Deadline 01/31/19 LOI Date: 12/15/18

Grants to USA and Japan nonprofit organizations for initiatives, exchanges, and studies related to US-Japan policy. LOIs are due by July 15, 2018. The purpose of this program is to respond to policy-related needs as identified by practitioners and experts in the US-Japan policy studies field. The Foundation is open to inno...

GrantWatch ID#: 150595
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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Economic Development and Job Training

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming nonprofits for education, job training, and community and economic development projects. The purpose of this grant is to imp...

GrantWatch ID#: 130602
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Grants to Greater Fort Dodge, Iowa Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools to Enhance the Quality ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Greater Fort Dodge, Iowa nonprofit organizations, government agencies, hospitals, schools, and churches to enhance the quality of life in local communities. Applications are invited for projects that address community needs and opportunities across a broad range of areas. Grants are dedicated to providing fun...

GrantWatch ID#: 148938
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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Education, Environment, Community Enrichment...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, and public municipalities in multiple states for programs in education, the environment, entrepreneurship, and community enrichment. Eligible locations can be found in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kent...

GrantWatch ID#: 152127
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Tribes, and Agencies to Strengthen American Indian Communities

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, tribes, and government agencies to benefit American Indian nations through land-related initiatives. Program areas include cultural awareness, legal reform, education, and economic opportunity. The Foundation works to ensure that American Indian people recover and maintain control ove...

GrantWatch ID#: 154595

Grants to USA Grassroots Organizations to Promote Social and Environmental Justice

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA grassroots organizations working to promote environmental justice and social change. This program supports organizations seeking to further their mission through collaboration and networking with other grassroots organizations. Priority will be given to small, community-based groups seeking to meet face-to-fa...

GrantWatch ID#: 156908
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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Community Benefit and Environmental Projects

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin nonprofit organizations to benefit communities where the funding source has a business presence. Program areas include environment, environmental educ...

GrantWatch ID#: 156969