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North Lee Community Foundation makes grants to only North Lee County organizations. 501 (c) (3) organizations from Fort Madison, West Point, Houghton, St. Paul, Denmark or other North Lee County communities may apply. Grant application requests are considered in the fields of arts and culture, community betterment, education, religion, health, and human services. Grants are not awarded in the following areas: annual fund raising, organizational endowment funds, deficit financing, or for sectarian purposes. Grants are not made out to individuals. The 2024 North Lee Community Foundation Grant Application opens on September 2, 2024



All 2024 North Lee Community Foundation Grant Applications and accompanying materials are due on or before November 15, 2024. All 2024 North Lee Community Foundation Grant Recipients will initially be notified this November.

North Lee Community Foundation requires a completed Grant Report after a grant award period has been completed. If your organization received a grant from North Lee Community Foundation in 2023, The deadline to submit a 2023 North Lee Community Foundation Grant Report is October 1, 2024. The failure to file a grant report may prevent consideration of future grants to any such recipient. The 2023 North Lee Foundation Grant Report Form can be downloaded by visiting here. The 2023 North Lee Community Foundation Grant Report must be on file prior to submitting a new grant application.

In the online application, please attach one copy of your organization’s up to date IRS Determination Letter establishing that the organization is a 501 (c) (3) organization of Lee County Iowa. If the organization receives a grant, the address listed on the IRS 501 (c) (3) Determination Letter will be used in the payment (please make sure the contact information of your organization's IRS 501 (c) (3) Determination Letter is up to date).




For more information on applying for grants, please contact us!

Philip Ricketts



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