The Greater Madison County Community Foundation currently has one granting cycle each year. We accept grant applications from charitable projects and programs impacting a wide range of needs in the community: arts/culture/humanities, human services, education, environment/animals, public/society benefit, health, and more.

Each year, utilizing guidance on best practices from the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, it is our intent to grant approximately 75% of those funds toward a few (two to four) larger projects, leaving 25% to fund smaller requests.

Grant recipients must be either a 501 (c) (3) or a 170 (b) organization, or have an organization willing to serve as fiscal agent who is either of the aforementioned organizations.

Please note: The 2018 application period is now closed, but the application is available to download and view for future reference. The 2019 Application will be available on February 1, 2019, and the deadline for completion of the 2019 application (not yet available) will be March 29th, 2019, at 4:00 pm.

Click links to download:

2018 Community Betterment Grant Application
(for reference only)

Grant Application Checklist

Grant Evaluation Form

(To be returned upon completion of grant or project year-end, June 1.)

Applications are also available at:

City Halls in Bevington, Earlham, East Peru, Macksburg, Patterson, St. Charles, Truro and Winterset.

School District Offices in Earlham, I-35 (Truro) and Winterset.

Other locations: Madison County Auditor’s Office – Courthouse, and Madison County Development Group Office – Winterset.