Allamakee County Community Foundation accepting applications for 2019 grant funding

The Allamakee County Community Foundation (ACCF) is now accepting 2019 grant applications. The application is now available online at www.dbqfoundation.org/accf. Applications are due February 1, 2019 by midnight.

Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants from the ACCF for projects or programs that address significant community issues and benefit a broad spectrum of the community. Projects must be taking place within Allamakee County.

The ACCF awards grants in the areas of Health and Human Services, Education, Neighborhoods and Community Development, Environment; Children, Youth and Families; and Arts and Culture, including historic preservation.

Preference is given to projects that:

• address significant community issues
• present innovative, creative and practical proposals that build on community strengths
• present clear work plans that show the ability to achieve the project’s goal
• focus on strategic innovations that encourage cooperation, create efficiencies and reduce duplication of services
• develop the leadership potential of the community
• involve the people served in the planning and implementation of the program
• demonstrate quality, vision, effectiveness, collaboration and good management
• provide a plan for sustainability beyond the funding period.

Eligible applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or governmental bodies. Other nonprofits with charitable projects may also qualify but must partner with a qualified nonprofit or government body who will serve as a sponsor.

The ACCF receives funds from the Iowa County Endowment Fund Program. The ACCF grants out 75 percent of these funds and invests the remaining 25 percent in a permanent endowment that generates interest to be distributed in future years.

The Allamakee County Community Foundation (ACCF) was formed in 2005 as an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. The founding members of the organization had a vision to ensure that the local community’s charitable programs were supported, both now and in the future. ACCF works together with many individuals, families, businesses and organizations to establish endowment funds that will provide grant awards for years to come. For more information, call Betty Steege at 563-586-2046 or see www.dbqfoundation.org/accf.
 

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