Grant Information

The Community Foundation of Van Buren County 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 grantmaking. The Community Foundation currently has one granting cycle each year.

The Community Foundation of Van Buren County 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.

Grant Seekers

Grants applications will be accepted from January 3rd through February 28th.  

Grant Recipients

Organizations that receive grant awards from the Community Foundation will be required to complete a final report.

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. Please send your stories to

Grant Information

The Community Foundation of Van Buren County, Iowa, as a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend (CFGRB), uses the CFGRB's online grants application system. This allows our applicants to complete, save, and submit their grant applications and final reports in one place and have ongoing access to them. For a brief overview of the features of this system, click here.

To apply for grants from the Community Foundation of Van Buren County, Iowa, applicants must create their own organizational profile and login information on the system. They can then select the Community Foundation of Van Buren County's grant opportunity from the list and create an application.

A helpful five minute video that demonstrates these steps can be found here.

To create your login and apply for a grant, click here.

Grant Application Guidelines - The Community Foundation of Van Buren County

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Did You Know?

The Community Foundation made its first grant from the Community Impact Endowment in 1967. That grant, of $2,000, was funded by an estate gift from Bea Conrad.
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