The Fall Grant Cycle is now OPEN. Deadline is September 20.
For Grant Requests over $500 use this form.
The Iowa 4-H Foundation is proud to offer grant support for 4-H Programs across the state.
Grant Cycles & Awards
The Iowa 4-H Foundation will review and award grant funds twice a year.
Spring: The Spring Grant Cycle applications will be due May 1. These applications should be for projects and programs which will take place in the upcoming fiscal year (July 1 or after). They will be reviewed by the Iowa 4-H Foundation Program Committee with funding recommendations made at the June meeting of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Award notification will be made by July 10 and funding will be received by the State 4-H Office by July 30.
Fall: The Fall Grant Cycle applications will be due September 20. These applications should be for projects and programs which will take place in the current fiscal year (prior to June 30). They will be reviewed by the Iowa 4-H Foundation Program Committee with funding recommendations made at the October meeting of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Award notification will be made by November 1 and funding will be received by the State 4-H Office by January 15.
All 4-H staff are eligible to submit grant requests. County 4-H staff must have their application approved by the Youth Program Specialist serving their county. State and Field staff must have requests approved by their supervisor. Requests may be for state, regional or county programming; for on-going needs, event or camp support. Local projects are encouraged to also seek support from their local county endowments.
Each submission must include an application form and a project budget outlining total costs for the program and which portion of those costs Foundation funding would cover. Proposals that have been funded previously must complete and include the grant report form with their application.
The Foundation has identified three funding priorities: proposals that grow capacity, support retention and enrollment and reaching new audiences. If funding is limited, priority will be given to requests that achieve those goals.
All applications receiving funding will be required to complete a Grant Evaluation Form. This evaluation is due one year from the grant award: Spring applicants should submit their evaluation by May 1 the following year, Fall applicants should submit their evaluation by September 15 the following year. Renewal applications will not be considered unless the evaluation has been submitted.
Direct questions to Emily Saveraid at the Foundation: 515.294.1552 or email email@example.com