Apply for a Grant
The Community Foundation plays a key role in providing significant
funding to leadership projects that strengthen Greater Des Moines by
proactively responding to community trends and opportunities.
Leadership Grant Application Cycle
Letter of Intent due on or before 4:00 p.m., April 2, 2014.
Letter of Intent due on or before 4:00 p.m., October 1, 2014.
As a reminder, applicants who have submitted a Leadership Grant Letter of Intent are required to speak with the Community Foundation Vice President of Community Investment and Initiatives, Angela Dethlefs-Trettin. Your organization will not be considered for a Leadership Grant if you have not met with Community Foundation staff.
The Community Foundation will notify applicants on the status of their proposals within ten business days after the due date. Proposals that advance in the process will receive further instructions at that time.
Leadership Grant Funding Requests
There is no limit on the amount of funding organizations can request. Organizations planning to submit proposals are strongly encouraged to contact Angela Dethlefs-Trettin prior to submitting a request.
Review Leadership Grant Guidelines and Instructions
Capacity Building Grants
These grants enable nonprofit organizations to strengthen their boards
and governance, strategically plan for the future, provide staff
training and streamline operations, all while focusing on fulfilling
Capacity Building Grant Cycle
Capacity Building Grants are given throughout the year and can be requested at any time.
Capacity Building Grant Funding Requests
Grant requests of up to $3,500 will be considered.
Review Capacity Building Grant Guidelines and Instructions