Benton County Community Foundation’s Grant Application Deadline is March 15

March 1, 2022 – The deadline to submit grant applications to the Benton County Community Foundation’s 2022 grant cycle is 5:00 p.m. on March 15. The online grant application can be found on the Community Foundation’s website at

Grants are awarded to projects within the program areas of arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health and human service. Grant recipients will be announced in June 2022.

Grants are available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government entities. Tax-exempt organizations classified as other than 501(c)(3) are also eligible, if and only if, the project is deemed charitable; please contact Dotti Thompson at 319-243-1358 or to discuss the project’s eligibility prior to submitting a proposal. Grants selections are made in an effort to create a better quality of life for people in Benton County. A local governing committee reviews the applications from charitable organizations serving their community.

In 2021, a total of $100,270.61 in discretionary grants were awarded to 19 area nonprofit and government agency projects serving Benton County. Since 2005, the Benton County Community Foundation has awarded more than $1.4 million in grants from all charitable giving funds of the Foundation.

More information about the Benton County Community Foundation can be found

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa’s 2022 Scholarship Deadline is March 9

March 1, 2022 – The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa’s 2022 scholarship application deadline is 8:00 p.m. on March 9, 2022. The online application can be found on the Community Foundation’s website at

CFNEIA awarded $526,960 in scholarships to high school, college, and adult students in 2021. A total of 271 scholarships were awarded to students pursuing higher education opportunities and the average amount awarded was $1,976.

Scholarship opportunities are available to students across CFNEIA’s 20-county region, which consists of 23 affiliate community foundations. Students interested in applying for 2022 scholarships should visit the Foundation’s website to view the scholarship eligibility checklist. Once scholarship eligibility is determined, a common application, also available through the CFNEIA website, must be completed. The common application requires basic student information, transcript of academic record, summary of extra-curricular experiences, an essay portion, and a letter of recommendation. Some scholarships will require additional information.

All required materials must be submitted through the online system. Students must visit the Community Foundation’s website for instructions and to begin the 2022 application process. A frequently asked questions webpage is available to answer commonly asked questions any students may have. Scholarships are awarded based on various factors, including, but not limited to, academic excellence, financial need, the pursuit of certain fields or majors, past experiences, location or high school attended.

For more information about scholarship opportunities, please contact Tom Wickersham, Program Director, at 319-243-1356 or

More information about the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa can be found at

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