The Community Impact Grants are awarded from the unrestricted funds of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to improve policies and practices affecting the Greater Dubuque community and have the greatest possible impact.
Donor Name: Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
County: Clayton County (IA), Clinton County (IA), and Dubuque County (IA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $3,500-$15,000
The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) wishes to signal to groups with diverse cultures, philosophies, and experiences that they are welcome partners in its efforts. CFGD will seek grantees and partners that incorporate diversity into their missions and strive to encourage diverse governance boards, partner organizations and served constituencies wherever practicable. It will seek to assure that its grantmaking activities reflect and promote the diversity of the communities they serve.
Results Based Funding
All applicants should be able to show how their program improves the lives of those living in Northeast Iowa.
- Qualified applicants could also include:
- Programs and projects in economic opportunity, education, and equity that serve a broad sector of the community, are innovative, and are responsive to changing community needs
- Programs and projects that will enable nonprofits to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and move toward self-sufficiency
- “Seed Grants” to initiate promising new projects and programs so that such projects and programs are able to demonstrate their usefulness to the community
- Programs and projects that address and help resolve important existing or emerging community issues
- Programs and projects that facilitate cooperation and collaboration among organizations.
The Community Foundation will make awards between $3,500-$15,000.
- Geographic Area: CFGD considers grant applications only from nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Clinton, and Dubuque counties. Proposals from nonprofit organizations outside of the three county area may apply ONLY if the proposed project benefits Clayton, Clinton, and Dubuque counties exclusively. Projects that have already identified key partners, venues or other means to deliver services before applying for the grant are preferable.
- IRS Charitable Status: Entities that have a 501(c)3 designation by the Internal Revenue Service or schools, churches, or municipalities are eligible to apply for these funds. An entity that does not hold a tax exempt status under 501(C) 3 of the IRS Code must obtain a fiscal sponsor who has a current tax exempt status under Section 501(C) 3 of the IRS Code.
- Multi-Year Requests: In order to provide the greatest immediate impact and to respond to current needs, multi-year requests are not accepted.
- Multiple Submissions: Organizations are limited to one grant proposal for consideration during a single Community Impact grant cycle.
Ineligible for Grants
- Lobbying activities
- Debt retirement or budget deficits
- Tuition, scholarships or core operating expenses for public schools, charter schools, private schools, or universities and colleges
- Annual campaigns, fundraising campaigns or events
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Political activities
- Purchases or activities that occur prior to grant decisions.
For more information, visit CFGD.