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 2022 Application will be available on February 1, 2022, and the deadline for completion of the 2022 application will be March 25th at 4:00 pm.

Click links to download:

2022 Community Betterment Grant Application (docx file)

2022 Community Betterment Grant Application (pdf file)

Grant Application Checklist

Grant Evaluation Form

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