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Grants to Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Regions to Enhance the Local Quality of Life

Impact Grants


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Funding Source
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Geographic Focus
USA: Iowa: Muscatine County

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/02/23 Noon Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to Iowa nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible regions for projects, programs, and services to impact local communities. Funding is intended to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Eligible activities are those that benefit Muscatine County residents.

The purpose of these grants is to provide support to non-profit organizations actively working to improve the quality of life in Muscatine County.

Funding is available through the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine's annual Impact Granting cycle from the following funds:

  • County Endowment Re-Granting: The County Endowment Re-Granting Program provides grants to benefit Muscatine County residents from a distribution the Community Foundation receives from the state's gaming tax revenue. Focus areas include arts, education, human service, culture, environment, heritage, and health.
  • George Millet Memorial Fund: A gift from the estate of George Millett provides grants to benefit Muscatine County residents with mental disabilities.
  • Hilda E. Collitz for the Homeless: This bequest provides grants to prevent homelessness in Muscatine County.
  • Joe W. and Betty L. Rauch Memorial Endowment: This fund provides grants focused on youth-based community priorities in Muscatine County.
  • Mary Jo & Richard H. Stanley Human Conditions Support Fund: This fund supports organizations working to improve human conditions in Muscatine County. 
  • Pat and Jim Powers Endowment: This fund provides grants aimed at providing mental health programs and services in Muscatine County. 
  • Ray Hockersmith Memorial Fund: This memorial fund provides grants for the benefit of blind, vision impaired, or disabled children under the age of 15 to experience special recreational activities.
  • West Liberty Community Fund: This fund was established to provide grants aimed at high-impact charitable activities for West Liberty, with priority given to youth. 


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

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Grants may be made to nonprofit organizations, schools, or units of government located in or significantly serving Muscatine County.

The applicant may serve individuals, businesses/organizations, or communities, but individuals and businesses may not directly apply for a grant.

Pre-Application Information
Applications Open: May 1, 2023
Applications Close: June 2, 2023, at Noon

To see the grant guidelines, log in to the portal using the application link below.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Impact Grants have a $10,000 limit per program.

Term of Contract
The program or project must be completed within ten months of awarding.

Contact Information
Apply online:

For questions, contact Niki Moore Nienhaus, Programs Manager, at 563-264-3863 or

Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine
215 West Mississippi Drive
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-264-3863

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