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Leadership Grants

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 their missions.

 

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