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Kossuth County Community Foundation (KCCF) Grant

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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa - Kossuth County Community Foundation (KCCF)

Deadline Date:

01/15/22 5:00 PM


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Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs that improve the quality of life for local residents in eligible locations. Funding is prioritized for projects that serve youth, engage individuals, are multi-generational, and provide critical emergency response within the communities. Eligible proposals benefit Kossuth County.

Projects must be within one of the following program areas:

  • Art and Culture
  • Community Betterment
  • Environment
  • Education
  • Health
  • Historic Preservation
  • Human Service

Funding Priorities:

  • The extent to which the proposal addresses a community need, demonstrates broad-based community support, and provides benefits to the community-at-large.
  • The level of support or leveraged funding from other sources.
  • Maximization of community resources through cooperation and collaboration with other organizations in the community and the elimination of redundant services, programs, or projects.
  • The capacity of the applicant’s organization and staff to achieve the desired result and/or projects that focus on the growth of the organization.
  • The sustainability of the proposed project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177712

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant request minimum is $1,000. Requests under $1,000 will not be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must provide benefits to the people of the Kossuth County and must meet the following criteria in order to apply for a grant:
• Be classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or be a government entity. Tax-exempt organizations classified as other than 501(c)(3) are also eligible if and only if the project is deemed charitable; please contact our office to discuss the project’s eligibility prior to submitting a proposal.
• Be current with all state and federal reporting requirements, such as filing of 990 forms.
• Must not have any outstanding grant reports for previous Kossuth Community Foundation grants.

For groups, projects, or initiatives that do not meet the above eligibility requirements, the Community Foundation will consider your requests if submitted through a fiscal sponsor.

For-profit businesses and individuals are not eligible.

The KCCF will not support requests for the following:
▪ Political activity or lobbying
▪ Fundraising activities
▪ Debt repayment
▪ Funds that will be re-granted by the applicant
▪ Endowment contributions
▪ Project expenses incurred prior to grant notifications (mid-March 2022).

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates
• Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on January 15, 2022. Technical assistance will be available to applicants until 5:00 pm on January 14, 2022.
• All applicants will be notified of the results of the grant process by mid-March 2022.
• Grant awards will be presented at a ceremony in April 2022.
• Grant reports, for successful proposals, are due April 30, 2023.

It is suggested that applicants, in particular first-time applicants, contact Program Manager Dotti Thompson to explore the appropriateness of requests and for any further guidance.

One application per organization with the exemption of Government Entities and Fiscal Sponsors.

Grantseeker Resources:
Applicant Eligibility:
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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Dotti Thompson, Program Manager

Kossuth County Community Foundation
Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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