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Grants to Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies for Programmatic, Capital, and General Operating Support

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: Iowa: Crawford County

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Crawford County Community Foundation (CCCF) Grant

Omaha Community Foundation (OCF) - Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa - Crawford County Community Foundation (CCCF)


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #157201

Grant Description

Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations and municipal entities to benefit the local community in eligible locations. Funding is intended for programmatic, capital, and general operating support. Eligible proposals address the needs of the community. The goal of the program is to fund projects that will have a permanent impact on Crawford County.

The Crawford County Community Foundation aims to improve the quality of life in Crawford County by supporting community needs in the areas of civic engagement, culture, health, education, and social services. 

The Audubon County Community Foundation will entertain requests for capital and program support. General operating support will only be considered for one-time, non-recurring circumstances that improve the capacity of the organization to fulfill its mission.

  • Capital Support (Items of Permanence) – Grants for capital support enable the purchase of equipment, completion of brick-and-mortar building projects, or physical renovations to a space.
  • Program Support – Grants for program support fund a specific, connected set of activities with a beginning and an end, explicit objectives, and a predetermined cost.
  • Operating Support – Grants for operating support overall activities at an organization, including operating expenses and overhead. This type of grant supports the organization's overall mission.

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Eligibility:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only Federally recognized and certified 501(c)(3) Public Charity organizations or municipal entities that serve the specified county are eligible to apply. An Iowa nonprofit status is insufficient.

You may use a Fiscal Sponsor if your organization is not a verifiable 501(c)(3) Public Charity or local municipality.

Ineligible:

• The County Community Foundation will not consider applications from cemetery associations, veteran and labor organizations, social clubs, or fraternal organizations unless fiscally sponsored.
• The County Community Foundation, except under unusual circumstances, does not make grants for endowment campaigns, deficit financing, annual fund drives, or fundraising activities.
• The County Community Foundation typically does not fund training fees or operational expenses.
• The County Community Foundation typically does not make grants for “consumables” such as salaries, food, gift/promotional items (i.e., T-shirts, contest prizes, etc.).
• The County Community Foundation does not make grants for band uniforms or Christmas/Holiday decorations.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the Spring 2023 grant cycle will be accepted from December 15 through February 1 and must be submitted via the online grant portal. Applications are due by 11:59 PM CST on February 1.

The grant calendar is as follows:

- Spring Application Deadline: February 1
- Decision Notification: Late March/Early April

- Fall Application Deadline: September 1
- Decision Notification: Late October/Early November

Only one proposal per agency and/or per project will be accepted unless the agency is acting as a Fiscal Sponsor for another organization and the funder has approved additional applications.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$130,000

Term of Contract:

Awarded funds must be fully expended toward the project by this date: December 31 of award year

Contact Information:

Apply Online (from December 15): https://swiowafoundations.submittable.com/submit

For grant program-related questions, contact Stacey Goodman (stacey@omahafoundation.org | 402-933-4188) or Sydney Calcagno (sydney@omahafoundation.org | 402-884-1378). Both can also be reached toll-free at 800 794-3458.

For technical assistance with the new grant portal, don't hesitate to use the Submittable Help Center at https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/ and reach out to Customer Support.

Omaha Community Foundation
1120 S. 101st Street, Suite 320
Omaha, NE 68124

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