2022 Kossuth County Grants for Non-profit Organizations

The Kossuth County Community Foundation (KCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, is inviting applicants for its Kossuth County Grants.

Donor Name: Kossuth County Community Foundation

State: Iowa

County: Kossuth County (IA)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/15/2022


The Community Foundation’s main goals are to support Kossuth County and to attract additional funds by assisting donors in creating lasting legacies through a variety of giving options within Kossuth County.

What they Fund

The Kossuth County Community Foundation provides grants to improve life in Kossuth County, Iowa. They want to help develop communities that people want to live in, as well as to benefit rural areas of the county. Areas of Foundation giving are:

Within these program areas, the KCCF will prioritize funding for projects that are multi-generational, engage individuals on multiple levels, provide essential services to youth, and/or provide critical emergency response within their communities.

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.

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.
  • 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. Fiscal sponsors must be classified as a 501(c)(3) or a government entity. The Foundation prefers that the fiscal sponsor’s mission closely align with the sponsored project. Fiscal Sponsors will be legally and financially responsible for any grant funds that are awarded by the Kossuth County Community Foundation.

Review Criteria

Applications will be reviewed and scored on the following elements:

  • Organization –
    • The overall health of the organization and how the application reflects the organization’s capability for
      completing the project.
  •  Feasibility –
    • The probability the project will be successful, including the organization’s level of staff/volunteers and
      collaboration with community partners.
  • Community Need and Outcomes –
    • The need for the project and how the proposed outcomes impact the community/county.
  • Project Budget –
    • The details of the budget and the ability to secure and/or leverage other funding sources, including
      in-kind services.

For more information visit Kossuth County Grants.