Grant Applications

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Updated application materials for the October 5, 2016 Competitive Grant Fund program cycle are now available.

Applications Submitted by 28, 2016 will be checked for errors.  Those submitted after September 28th may not be considered if they contain errors or insufficient tax documentation.

Non-profit organizations should remember that the WCRF requires non-profit organizations to have proof of federal non-profit status from the IRS, and proof of current (within 2 years) active status from the Iowa Secretary of State, and a copy of the front page of the organizations most recent Form 990 from its federal tax return (if it files one). Governmental bodies are required to submit a resolution listing the projects that they are initiating or that are taking place on their property or with their equipment.

Note! Letters or documentation of confirmed matching funds, on the letterhead of the funding source, must accompany the Competitive Fund application.



To contact the federal IRS for a non-profit determination letter, call 1-877-829-5500. This is a free service.
To contact the Iowa Secretary of State to request a certificate of standing, call 515/281-5204. A nominal fee is charged for this service.

Notification of Intent to Apply - UPDATED! Microsoft Word form document. This optional letter can be submitted anytime.


Grant Application- UPDATED! Microsoft Word form document. The application is for the WCRF Competitive Fund, due 5:00pm, October 5, 2016.

Application Guidelines -  Guidelines and eligibility requirements for the Competitive Fund. Please read and review these prior to submitting an application.