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Grants to Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies to Benefit the Community in Eligible Locations


Geographic Focus

USA: Iowa: Akron (51001 zip code area)

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Akron Community Foundation (ACF) Grant

Siouxland Community Foundation (SCF) - Akron Community Foundation (ACF)

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #129954

Grant Description

Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations and local units of government to benefit the community in eligible locations. Funding is intended to enhance the local quality of life. Focus areas include arts and culture, education, health, human services, civic, and environment. Eligible applicants serve Akron (the 51001 zip code area).

The purpose of the Akron Community Foundation’s grant program is to respond to present and emerging charitable needs within Akron by making grants in the following areas:

  • Arts & Culture: Provide or increase access to theatre, music, arts, dance, museums, historical events.
  • Civic: Community betterment/beautification, city government, emergency services, citizen participation, parks and recreation.
  • Education: Early childhood development/daycare, primary, secondary, and continuing education; libraries.
  • Environment: Pollution control, natural resource conservation, botanic/horticultural activities.
  • Health: Promotion and maintenance of physical, dental and mental health; rehabilitative services, crisis intervention.
  • Human Services: Housing/shelter, public safety, services for the elderly, youth, families, handicapped, economically disadvantaged, minorities or other special groups.

Priority consideration will be given to projects that:

  • Enhance the quality of life in Akron.
  • Address present and emerging needs.
  • Leverage other funds and/or community resources.
  • Result in the greatest good for the greatest number of people.
  • Are developed in collaboration with other organizations.
  • Encourage volunteerism.

Lower priority consideration will be given to requests for: endowment

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  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants will be made for charitable purposes to nonprofit organizations and units of local government that:
• Serve the 51001 zip code area.
• Are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Generally, requests for the following will not be given consideration: annual fund drives, budget deficit, individuals, political activities, religious programs, general operating expenses, travel expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Opens: December 1
Application Deadline: Noon, February 1
Final Determinations: Mid-March

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Averaging between $600 to $3,000

Contact Information:

Apply online:

If you have questions please email or call the Foundation at 712-293-3303.

Akron Community Foundation
c/o Siouxland Community Foundation
505 Fifth Street, Suite 412
Sioux City, IA 51101
Phone: 712-293-3303

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