Grant Resources

Welcome to the Northeast Iowa Grant Database!

 

How to use this database:  This database is intended to be a tool to help you find grants that could fund your project.  Please click on the orange bars to reveal grant opportunities.  Under LOCAL GRANTS you will find grant opportunities specific to a Northeast Iowa County or our region.  STATE GRANTS includes grant opportunities open to all of Iowa.  OTHER GRANTS lists History, Art, and Culture-related grants from other funders, such as small foundations and national funders.  The grants database will be updated periodically.   If you would like to add a grant to our database, please visit our contact page.  

Local Grants
State Grants

DERELICT BUILDING PROGRAM   

The Derelict Building Program offers Iowa communities of 5,000 or fewer residents’ financial assistance to address neglected structures that have sat vacant for at least 6 months. The Program’s main focus is landfill diversion through the recycling and reuse of building materials.  Established in 2011, the program has assisted 56 communities, diverted over 35,000 tons of materials and saved over $1 million in landfill disposal costs. http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Land-Quality/Waste-Planning-Recycling/Derelict-Building-Program

Other Grants

NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION: HISTORICAL ARCHIVING EFFORTS FUNDED

The Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects program supports projects that ensure online public discovery and use of historical records collections, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. The application deadline is December 6, 2016. https://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/archival.html

INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES: SUPPORT OFFERED TO MUSEUMS

The Museums for America program supports projects that strengthen the ability of individual museums to serve the public. Project categories include providing meaningful learning experiences, developing museums as community anchors, and supporting collections stewardship. The application deadline is December 1, 2016.  https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-america


DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: SPECIAL PROJECTS GRANT

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Special Projects Grants Program provides local community grant funding to support projects exemplifying the organization’s mission areas of Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism.   http://www.dar.org/national-society/special-projects-grants

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR HUMANITIES (NEH): CREATING HUMANITIES COMMUNITIES GRANT

The goal of these grants is to make connections between organizations that will foster community cohesion on a local or regional level. Applicants may define community in a variety of ways(by focusing, for example, on a place such as a village or town, or on a common interest or a common theme),and the programs that the cooperating institutions carry out together must aim to enhance the importance of the humanities in people’s lives.  https://www.neh.gov/files/grants/creating-humanities-communities-feb-15-2017-edit.pdf

 

AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINT COLLECTORS SOCIETY: PRINT CONSERVATION GRANT

Institutions seeking funding to preserve American historical prints in their collections are invited to submit applications to the American Historical Print Collectors Society for a Wendy Shadwell Print Conservation Grant. The artwork to be treated must be at least one hundred years old and the institution must be a member of the American Historical Print Collectors Society.  http://www.ahpcs.org/wendy-shadwell-grant

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA): CHALLENGE AMERICA GRANT
The Challenge America offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.  https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/challenge-america/grant-program-description

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH): COMMON HUMANITIES GRANT
America’s cultural heritage is preserved not only in libraries, museums, archives, and other community organizations, but also in all of our homes, family histories, and life stories. The Common Heritage program aims to capture this vitally important part of our country’s heritage and preserve it for future generations. Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming at community events that explore these materials as a window on a community’s history and culture.  https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/common-heritage

 

IOWA MUSEUM ASSOCIATION: COLLECTIONS ASSESSMENT FOR PRESERVATION PROGRAM
This program provides small museums with support for a general conservation assessment performed by a collections assessor and a building assessor.  http://www.conservation-us.org/grants/cap


GOOGLE AD GRANTS FOR NON-PROFITS

Receive in-kind advertising for your nonprofit through Google Search and increase awareness worldwide.  https://www.google.com/nonprofits/products/google-ad-grants.html

 

NEH: COMMON HUMANITIES GRANT

America’s cultural heritage is preserved not only in libraries, museums, archives, and other community organizations, but also in all of our homes, family histories, and life stories. The Common Heritage program aims to capture this vitally important part of our country’s heritage and preserve it for future generations. Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming at community events that explore these materials as a window on a community’s history and culture.  https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/common-heritage

 

NEH: COMMON HUMANITIES GRANT

America’s cultural heritage is preserved not only in libraries, museums, archives, and other community organizations, but also in all of our homes, family histories, and life stories. The Common Heritage program aims to capture this vitally important part of our country’s heritage and preserve it for future generations. Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming at community events that explore these materials as a window on a community’s history and culture.  https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/common-heritage

 

ADOLPH & ESTHER GOTTLIEB EMERGENCY GRANTS

Established in 1976, the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation aims to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. As part of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its Emergency Grant program, which is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen catastrophic incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation. One-time grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to artists to provide assistance with a specific emergency, including fire, flood, or an emergency medical issue. To be eligible, an artist in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work.  http://www.gottliebfoundation.org/emergency-grant/

 

GOTTLIEB FOUNDATION INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT GRANT

For painters, sculptors, and printmakers who have been creating mature art for at least 20 years and who are in current financial need. Grants are available through an open application process, and they have been distributed to artists worldwide. The annual deadline for completed applications is December 15th.  http://www.gottliebfoundation.org/individual-support-grant-1/

 

NATIONAL TRUST PRESERVATION FUNDS

Grants from National Trust Preservation Funds (NTPF) are intended to encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects. These grants help stimulate public discussion, enable local groups to gain the technical expertise needed for particular projects, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, and encourage financial participation by the private sector.  http://forum.savingplaces.org/build/funding/grant-seekers/preservation-funds

 

NATIONAL TRUST SPECIAL GRANTS

Various special grant programs related to historic preservation.  http://forum.savingplaces.org/build/funding/grant-seekers/specialprograms