The Community Foundation of Carroll County (CFCC) is a charitable public foundation, established by community stakeholders throughout Carroll County, Iowa.

Grant Process

To be eligible for a grant, the organization must be a “Charitable organization" as described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that is exempt from taxation under Section 501(a) of the code or an organization established for a charitable purpose and a completed application must be on file. As described in the Iowa Code, charitable purposes include those described under IRC 501(c)(3), or those for benevolent, educational, philanthropic, humane, scientific, patriotic, social welfare or advocacy, public health, environmental conservation, civic, or other eleemosynary (charitable or relating to charity) objectives.

When evaluating grant applications, the CFCC Board of Directors will give consideration to the following factors:

  • Will the grant be used in Carroll County?
  • Does the use address a priority community need?
  • The nature, scope, and number of people to be served.
  • Is there duplication of any other community services?
  • Will the grant constitute matching funds?
  • Is there a broad base of community support for the project?

Grants are received anytime BUT are due November 30th for the current year's grant cycle.

For more information about the Community Foundation of Carroll County and how the foundation might benefit you or your organization, simply contact any member of the board of directors listed below, or e-mail