Allamakee County Community Foundation now accepting grant applications for 2020

Nonprofit organizations and governmental bodies eligible to apply for funds

The Allamakee County Community Foundation (ACCF) is now accepting 2020 grant applications. The application is available online at Applications are due by midnight January 31, 2020.

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 in 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.

For more information, call Foundation Coordinator Betty Steege at 563-586-2046 or visit

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 charitable programs in local communities were supported,  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. To learn more, visit

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