Grant Information

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.

The 2024 Application will be available on February 1, 2024, and the deadline for completion of the 2024 application will be March 29th at 4:00 pm.

Application Instructions

Instructions for the application can be found on the first page of the application form.
Applications are to be submitted electronically via e-mail to

In order to receive full consideration for your request, please make sure to go through this checklist to make sure you’ve completed all the steps.

Please complete the evaluation form upon completion of the project.