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COVID-19 Disaster Response Update

Affiliate foundations of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa are responding to the need across northeast Iowa due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Franklin County Community Foundation is directing people to support the United Way of North Central Iowa’s COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund as to not duplicate efforts and to strengthen existing support. The intent of the fund is to be responsive to nonprofits that are providing basic needs services and organizations working with individuals and families who have been disproportionately impacted by the public health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. UWNCI’s service area covers eight counties including Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, and Worth.


This fund has been established to support local response efforts.

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UWNCI grant funds are available for nonprofits serving those impacted by this pandemic.

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2019 Impacts

$126,502 total grants. $866,459 total assets. 30 discretionary grants awarded.

View our 2019 Impact Report

Committee Members

Michelle Sackville, Chair
Nadine Baltes
Karen Bruns
Dennis Carlson
Ted Hughes

Aimee Lenth
Anne Plagge
Nicole Poock
Eric Reicherts
Jamie Reinke

Franklin County Grants

This grant is not accepting applications.

Grants are available to 501(c)3 organizations and government entities serving Franklin County. Grants selections are made in an effort to create a better quality of life for people in Franklin County. A local governing committee reviews the applications from charitable organizations serving their community.

Open: December 1
Application Due: January 15
Awarded in: March

Click the year to see organizations and projects funded in 2020 and 2019.

How to Apply
  1. Review our Grant Guidelines to see if you qualify for this grant.
  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  Franklin County Community Foundation Distributes $99,900 to Local Organizations  Read Story


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Annual Reports

Franklin County 2019 Impact Report
Franklin County 2018 Impact Report
Franklin County 2017 Impact Report
Franklin County 2016 Impact Report


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Contact Us

Our Administrative Office:
Franklin County Community Foundation
3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls IA, 50613
P: 319-287-9106
F: 319-287-5105