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Community Grants Information

Story County Dental Clinic Dental assistant Missy Haughey adjusts the new light, while Story County Community Foundation (SCCF) Advisory Board Chair, Chuck Glatz, tests out the new dental chair.

A $6,000 SCCF Community Grant in 2015 provided funding to purchase this chair. Mid-Iowa Community Action Health Services Director Gloria Symons (left) reviews the improvements offered by the new chair. 

Community Grant Awards

The Story County Community Foundation will award multiple $6,000 grants for projects that significantly improve or affect the lives of those living in Story County communities.

Grants are made only to nonprofit organizations recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt, nonprofit, public charities under section 501(c)(3) or a "unit of government" under Section 170(c)(1)-agencies that conduct activities to benefit the public at large. These include public schools, state universities, public libraries, and volunteer fire departments. It is possible, if your agency does not have the IRS status, another agency holding that status can serve as a fiscal sponsor.

Please refer to the Grant Application Guidelines and Overview information available on the Grants Available page in order to ensure you have the best chance of submitting a successful application.

Timeline Information for Community Grant Applicants

  • Applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. on September 30
  • Applications will be reviewed during the month of October.
  • Grants will be awarded in early November.
  • Final project reports are due August 31 following the award

2017 Community Grant application — click here

Please submit applications electronically in one PDF file to:

Final reports, including proof of purchases and expenditures relating to grants, must be supplied to the Story County Community Foundation by August 31 following the award. Future grant applications will not be considered until all reports are completed.

Report form for Community Grants received in 2016 — click here
Report form for Community Grants received in 2015 — click here

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