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Giving in Fayette County

Charitable, community-minded people who want to do good in their community to support the causes they care about can do so with the Fayette County Community Foundation. Through the funds held with the Fayette County Community Foundation, the Community Foundation meets our county's needs by increasing connections between people and the organizations that serve them; providing grants in our core program areas of arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health, and human service.

$275,280 grants awarded in 2020. $1,467,689 total assets. $2.2 million total grants awarded since 2005.

View our 2020 Impact Report

Committee Members

Rick Scheffel, Chair
Robin Bostrom
Janell Bradley
Erica Bushaw
Susan Franzen
Ken Hemesath
Pat Hunsberger
Rita Losh
Bradley Minger
Vicki Rowland
Mary Stivers
Jamie Tafolla
Barbara Weno-Schoenjahn

Fayette County Grants

This grant is accepting applications. Please submit them by December 31.

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 our office 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 Fayette County. A local governing committee reviews the applications from charitable organizations serving their community.

Open: September 15
Application Due: December 31
Awarded in: March

Click the year to see organizations and projects funded in 2021 and 2020.

How to Apply
  1. Review our Grant Guidelines to see if you qualify for this grant. Click here to view the recording of the Grant Applicant Workshop which outlines changes to the 2021 grant guidelines and application. Click here to access the presentation slides.
  2. Grant Guidelines

  3. Log in to our online grant management system (or register if you don't already have an account). All open CFNEIA grants are listed in this system.
  4. Grant Management Login

  5. Find the grant you wish to apply for in the list to start your application. You can save your progress at any point and complete the application at a later date.
For Support

If you have questions about the online grant application, how to use the online grant site, or other grant writing questions, please visit our Grantseeker's Resources.


March 27, 2020  Fayette County Community Foundation Distributes $121,151 to Local Organizations  Read Story


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Annual Reports

2020 Impact Report
2019 Impact Report


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Contact Us

Our Administrative Office:
Fayette County Community Foundation
3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls IA, 50613
P: 319-287-9106
F: 319-287-5015