Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa announces Teen Trust Grants

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is seeking applications for its Teen Trust program, which is a model for youth philanthropy. Each year, a diverse group of students from area high schools grant to 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies in Black Hawk County.

Donor Name: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

State: Iowa

County: Black Hawk County (IA)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 12/15/2021

Size of the Grant: $1,000 to $3,000

Grant Duration: 1 Year


The Community Foundation provides eligible agencies one-year discretionary grants on a competitive basis to improve life for residents of Black Hawk County, Iowa.

Areas of support are in the following program areas:

Eligibility to Apply

Organizations must provide benefits to the people of Black Hawk 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.
  • Be current with all state and federal reporting requirements.
  • Must not have any past due grant reports for previous CFNEIA grants.

For groups, projects, or initiatives that do not meet the above eligibility requirements, the Community Foundation will consider projects submitted through a fiscal sponsor. Fiscal sponsors must be classified as a 501(c)(3) or a government entity. The Community Foundation prefers that the fiscal sponsor’s mission closely align with the sponsored project.

Restrictions and Application Frequency

In addition to the eligibility requirements, the following restrictions also apply:

  • Requests should be for one year only.
  • Minimum requests should be $1,000; maximum request limit is $3,000.
  • Organizations can submit only one proposal at a time. Applicants may also submit up to one additional proposal as a fiscal sponsor.
  • Organizations with a separate supporting organization (like a “friends of” or a foundation) can apply through either the organization or through its supporting organization, but not both. The Foundation encourages applications to be submitted through the supporting organization.
  • The Foundation will not support requests for funds that are re-granted or redistributed by the applicant.
  • Inherently religious activities such as religious worship, instruction, or proselytization or activities that promote specific religious doctrine are not eligible.
  • Requests for partisan political or lobbying activities are not eligible.
  • Operational requests from other foundations are not eligible.

For more information, visit Teen Trust Grants.