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Major Grant

Grant Information: 

  • Grant requests of $10,000 - $25,000 will be considered.

In addition to our Community Betterment Objectives, in the Major Grant we are looking for a project which:

  • addresses significant community issues

  • presents an innovative, creative, and practical proposal that builds on community strengths

  • presents a clear work plan that shows the ability to achieve the project's goals

  • encourages cooperation, creates efficiencies and reduces duplication of services

  • develops the leadership potential of the community

  • involves the people served in the planning and implementation of the project

  • demonstrates quality, vision, collaboration and good management

  • provides a plan for sustainability beyond the funding period

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 Major Grant applicants

  • Full applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 PM, September 16, 2024.

  • Applications will be reviewed during the month of October 2024.

  • Applicants will be notified by the end of October 2024.

  • Grants Reception will be November 7, 2024, 2:30 - 4:00 PM, ACTORS, 120 Abraham Drive, Ames.

  • Final project reports are due August 31, 2025. 

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