POWESHIEK COUNTY ALLIANCE
The Poweshiek County Alliance began in 2006 as part of the County Endowment Fund Program created by the Iowa State Legislature. This legislation provided a portion of state gambling revenue be distributed to Iowa counties that do not have gambling entities. The Poweshiek County Alliance combines this funding with the Community Fund for Poweshiek County and several other designated funds to distribute grants each year to non-profit organizations that support the needs of Poweshiek County.
Since its inception, over $1.19 million has been granted to Poweshiek County non-profits, civic organizations and local governments to improve the lives of residents.
Poweshiek County Alliance Grants:
Poweshiek County Alliance seeks to fund projects that address the needs of Poweshiek County residents. Of particular interest are those providing cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities, as well as ones that enhance the safety, beauty, and economic vitality of the county.
Projects/programs are encouraged that will benefit more than one community in the county, and preference will be given to applications seeking matching funds, or to organizations seeking to collaborate with other local nonprofits.
View Poweshiek County Alliance Grantees:
COMMUNITY FUND FOR POWESHIEK COUNTY
The Community Fund for Poweshiek County began in 2009 with a goal of securing 1,000 individual members who each commit to donate $100 per year for 10 years to create a $1 million endowed fund. The fund is expected to pay out $50,000 over 10 years and because the $1 million will never be spent, the giving will continue in perpetuity. Members then see their gift to the Community Fund for Poweshiek County in action as each year the GPCF board provides grants that are funded with a small portion of the fund’s principal and earnings (5% or less).
We need your help to build a community endowment fund that will support the community needs in Greater Poweshiek County in perpetuity.
- Individuals can give as little as $100 a year for ten years.
- Couples can give $200 a year for ten years.
- Your pledge along with the pledges of 1,000 other donors will grow the Community Fund also growing the overall amount of grants that will benefit worthy Poweshiek County causes.
Community Fund Grants
The goal of the Community Fund for Poweshiek County is provide up to $50,000 annually in grants to nonprofit organizations within Poweshiek County. GPCF looks for innovative programs that provide cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities as well as those that enhance the safety, beauty, and economic vitality of the Poweshiek county area. Learn more about the Community Fund for Poweshiek County.
Any nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing services in Poweshiek County is eligible to apply for a Community Fund grant. Organizations seeking grant assistance may contact GPCF at 641-236-5518.