Mini-grant letters of interest being accepted by ACCF

Community Foundation (ACCF) is accepting letters of interest for its “Emerging Needs” mini-grant program. Organizations should visit for more information and submit a grant request letter by October 31.

The “Emerging Needs” Mini-Grant Fund was created to address funding for community projects outside of the Foundation’s regular grant cycle. Grants up to $500 are available for organizations with a 501(c)3 designation, along with schools and municipalities.

The Community Foundation accepts applications for 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) that will benefi t people residing in Allamakee County.

To simplify the application process and make award decisions more quickly, the Foundation has modifi edits “Emerging Needs” grant cycle, adjusting the three annual deadlines: October 31, January 31 and July 31.

There is a template to guide applicants on the website. Applicants should submit a letter of interest to Foundation Coordinator Betty Steege at by October 31 with a subject line “ACCF Mini Grants”, followed by the organization name. Call Betty Steege at 563-586-2046 prior to sending a letter of interest to share an email address and ensure messages are received.

The Community Foundation receives funds from the Iowa County Endowment Fund Program. The Foundation grants out 75% of these funds and invests the remaining 25% 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 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 local communities’ charitable programs were supported - now, and in the future. The Foundation works together with many individuals, families, businesses and organizations to establish endowment funds that will provide grant awards for years.