Community Betterment Grants

Community betterment grants allow the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation to assess and respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and into the future.

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Nonprofit Emergency Relief (NERF) Fund Grants

Grants support Poweshiek County nonprofits and public entities negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the derecho storm.

The Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation, in conjunction with the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation, Grinnell College, Grinnell United Way and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance have established the Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund as a way to support local nonprofit organizations and public entities in Poweshiek County, Iowa. Applications will be reviewed monthly by a committee consisting of the community organizations listed above. Awards will generally range between $500 & $3,000, and will help to cover programmatic, operational, and equipment costs. Grants will also support relief, recovery, and resiliency efforts for Poweshiek County, Iowa nonprofits and public entities negatively affected by emergencies and natural disasters.

Grant Application

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PCA & Community Fund Grants

Grants are focused on projects that address the needs of residents within Poweshiek County.

Projects of particular interest are those providing:

Cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities
Enhance the safety, beauty, and economic vitality of the county

Projects/programs that will benefit more than one community in the county are encouraged, and preference will be given to applications seeking matching funds, or to organizations seeking to collaborate with other local nonprofits.

Poweshiek County Alliance Grant Program – Due by 5 pm on Friday, January 26, 2024.


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