Grant applications can now be submitted to the Benton County Community Foundation’s 2021 grant cycle. The online grant application may be found on the Community Foundation’s website at The deadline to submit applications is 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2021.

Grants are awarded to projects in the following areas: arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health, and human service. Grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) designated organization or a government entity serving Benton County in order to be considered for funding. First-time grant applicants should contact Dotti Thompson, program manager for the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, at (319) 243-1358 prior to submitting an application. Grant recipients will be announced in June 2021.

In 2020, a total of $107,095 in grants were awarded to 22 area nonprofits and government agency projects serving Benton County. Since 2005, the Benton County Community Foundation has awarded more than $1.4 million in grants benefitting Benton County residents and communities.

For more information, please contact the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa at (319) 287-9106

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