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    :: September 1, 2010

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Grant Information

The Keokuk County Community Endowment Foundation is here to help our community's charitable projects and programs contribute to the quality of life in our area.  One of the ways that is done is through grant-making.  The KCCEF currently has one granting cycle each year. 


The KCCEF accepts grant applications from charitable projects and programs impacting a wide range of needs in the community- arts and culture, health, human services, community betterment, historic preservation, etc.  Proof of non-profit status or sponsorship by a city government is required, as is the use of the current year's application form, which may be downloaded from this site.


Grant applications will be reviewed by the grant committee, and projects which are selected to be funded will be presented to the full KCCEF board for approval.  After the Greater Des Moines Area Community Foundation board (our parent organization) gives their approval, all applicants will be notified by mail of the decision of the board.   Applicants who are approved will be invited to receive their funding at an award ceremony, where they'll have a chance to meet with others who are making a positive difference in their towns and Keokuk County.   


Grant Seekers  

Organizations interested in applying for grants from the Keokuk County Community Endowment Foundation are invited to download the current grant application below.  This year, the KCCEF is offering the grant application and its other forms in two formats. An interactive pdf which can be completed online, in addition to the non-interactive pdf used in the past.  Please read the following information before attempting to use the interactive form:

Instructions for Interactive PDF Forms:

You must fill out the  interactive form in its entirety. You CANNOT save data typed into these forms. For your convenience, we recommend that you print a blank copy of the grant, compile the required information in a word processing document, and then cut and paste the information into the appropriate  fields whenever you are ready to complete the forms.  A print button completes the process at the bottom of each interactive form. 

NOTE: It has come to our attention that the interactive form does not work properly in the internet browser, Microsoft EDGE. Please try to open in another browser, or save to your home computer and then open in a pdf program like Adobe Reader DC.


Download a non-interactive copy of the grant by clicking here.

Application Deadline: Postmarked no later than LAST BUSINESS DAY IN OCTOBER




Organizations that are NOT 501(C)3 and require a sponsoring body to complete the application process MUST have that organization pass a resolution, declaring that the managing board has voted to accept that responsibility. A copy of a sample resolution is available below:

Download a non-interactive sample resolution for the sponsoring organization here.



Grant Recipients      

Organizations that receive grant awards from the KCCEF for the prior year are required to report back on the completion of the project by OCTOBER 31 of the year they receive the grant.   An evaluation form, Form E, may be downloaded below.  Failure to complete and return this form in a timely manner will result in disqualification from the following years grants.

Download a non-interactive Form E by clicking here.


Grant Extensions and Changes

While all granted projects are expected to be completed by the last business day of October, the KCCEF board realizes that circumstances outside the control of the organization's project director do occasionally occur. When completion extensions or changes to the original granted project are necessary, KCCEF needs to be notified using Form C, Completion Delay or Change Request Form. The Form may be downloaded from this site below.

Download a non-interactive Form C by clicking here.


Grants In Action

We invite grant recipients to share their stories and successes with us; we would love to hear about the impact that the grant funds have had in helping you achieve your charitable mission.  See our archive of projects funded by the Keokuk County Community Endowment Foundation to see how together we are MAKING A DIFFERENCE!










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