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Grants to Iowa Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and Churches for Programs to Benefit Local Residents in Eligible Locations

Allamakee County Community Foundation Grants


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
166197

Funding Source
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER DUBUQUE
Allamakee County Community Foundation (ACCF)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Iowa: Allamakee County

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/26/24 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $20,000 to Iowa nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and churches for programs that meet the needs of local residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of arts and culture, environment, education, human services, neighborhood and community development, health, and children, youth, and families. Funded projects must serve Allamakee County.

The Allamakee County Community Foundation welcomes proposals for projects that benefit a broad spectrum of the community or a chronically underserved segment of the population. They look for projects which:

  • Address significant community issues
  • Present innovative, creative, and practical proposals which build on community strengths
  • Present clear work plans which show the ability to achieve the project’s goal
  • Focus on strategic innovations that encourage cooperation, create efficiencies and reduce duplication of services
  • Develop the leadership potential of the community
  • Involve the people served in the planning and implementation of the program
  • Demonstrate quality, vision, effectiveness, collaboration and good management;
  • Provide a plan for sustainability beyond the funding period

For details on each funding area, see https://dbqfoundation.org/pdf/resources/2024_ACCF_Grant_Guidelines.pdf#page=2.



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility:
- Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, churches, schools, or government organizations that provide services within Allamakee County
- Organizations who do not have 501(c)3 status are encouraged to find a qualifying agency to sponsor them.

School districts may apply for each building with sponsorship from the district school board:
- Postville Elementary, Middle & High School (3)
- Eastern Allamakee: Elementary, Middle and High School (3)
- Allamakee: West, East, Jr. High, Sr. High. (4)
- St. Patrick’s School (1)

Organizations must be operated and organized in compliance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination.

Ineligible
Not funded:
- Recurring, annual projects or operating support
- Multiple grants to the same organization in one calendar year (this does exclude mini-grants when available)
- Annual and capital campaigns
- Budget deficit
- Individuals
- Religious purposes (this does not exclude grants to religious organizations for non-religious purposes)
- Political, labor, religious, fraternal or service organizations
- Major events sponsored by other businesses

Pre-Application Information
Cycle Dates:
- Available January 15
- Due February 26

Organizations must provide a letter of cash match intent from their Board of Directors. Matching funds must be raised prior to receiving a check.

Estimated Size of Grant
The maximum award granted is $20,000.

Term of Contract
Multi-year applications will not be accepted. However, if a project will take multiple years to complete, ACCF will accept grant applications year-to-year to fund different phases of a project.

Contact Information
Apply Online:
https://goapply2.akoyago.com/dubuque/application/accf

For more information, contact Betty Steege at steebo@acegroup.cc or 563-586-2046.

Allamakee County Community Foundation
Roshek Building Suite 195
700 Locust Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

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