APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDING

Return here in January 2021 to access the online grant system.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

March 15  (May decision)

August 15  ( November decision)

SAMPLE FORMS

GRANT DECISIONS

All requests for funds are voted on by the Guernsey Charitable Foundation’s Board of Trustees.  Applicants will be sent written notice informing them of the Trustee decision.

QUESTIONS?

Applicants are encouraged to contact Casey Reints, Executive Director with any questions.

Ph: 319.226.3434

Email: office@guernseyfoundation.com

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

  1. Review the Guernsey Charitable Foundation’s mission statement, policies, and grant limitations.

  2. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Executive Director, Casey Reints, at 319.226.3434 or by scheduling an appointment to determine appropriateness of request and to receive guidance on application submission.

  3. Beginning in spring 2021, applicants will use the online grants system for all application and report submissions. View the sample documents below to see the required information and attachments.

  4. After January 10, 2021, applicants will have access to creating their online grant account and to begin working on their application for the spring 2021 cycle. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions about the materials or the online system.

  5. Applicants are eligible to apply once per year, with typical grant awards ranging from $100—$30,000.

  6. Upon receiving your grant award, the Documentation of Contribution form must be submitted in the online grants system.

  7. A grant report is required after 9-12 months of receipt of funds. If re-applying the following year, your report must be received prior to submitting another grant application.

  8. Preference will be given to applicants from these contiguous counties: Black Hawk, Bremer, Benton, Buchanan, Butler, Grundy, Tama, and Fayette.

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

The Guernsey Charitable Foundation awards grants to organizations in the following eight Iowa counties:

  • Benton

  • Black Hawk

  • Bremer

  • Buchanan

  • Butler

  • Grundy

  • Fayette

  • Tama

FOCUS AREAS

The Guernsey Charitable Foundation focuses its grant-making in the following four categories:

  • Social Issues

  • Education

  • Family Life & Community Betterment

  • Health, Recreation, & Fitness

GRANT LIMITATIONS

In order to focus our resources, there are a number of organizations and programs that the Guernsey Charitable Foundation does not fund. Generally, we do not grant to the following:

  • Individuals

  • Business ventures

  • Organizations that are not established 501(c)(3) nonprofits or government entities

  • Organizations that limit membership or services based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, or religion.

  • Endowments of any kind

  • Conferences, seminars, trips, or similar events

  • Advertising for benefit or courtesy purposes

  • Religious or sectarian programs for religious purposes

  • National organizations and their affiliates whose primary services are not concentrated in the foundation's eight-county region

  • Veteran, labor, and political organizations or campaign

CONTACT US

P.O. Box 1172

100 E. Park Ave Suite 230

Waterloo, IA 50704

T: 319-226-3434

E: office@guernseyfoundation.com