Charitable Interests

Charitable Interests

The Keokuk Area Community Foundation invests in local nonprofit organizations that contribute to improving the quality of life in our community.

Types of Projects That Are Given Priority Funding

  • Seed Grants to initiate promising new projects and programs so that those projects and programs are able to demonstrate their usefulness to the community.

  • Projects that will enable non-profit and charitable agencies to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and move toward self-sufficiency.

  • ¬†Projects that address and help resolve important existing or emerging community issues and needs.

  • Projects that facilitate cooperation and collaboration among organizations and communities in our area.

  • Projects that identify, enhance, and expand leadership in the community through the support of charitable activities that empower individuals.

  • Capital expenditures, such as construction, remodeling additions to existing buildings, and equipment purchases.

  • Projects for which other grants have been approved but require matching funds for completion.

Types Of Projects That WILL NOT Be Funded

The Keokuk Area Community Foundation will not provide grant funds for purposes that do not directly advance your charitable purposes.

  • Endowment or scholarship funds.

  • Annual fund drives or annual giving campaigns-to reduce or erase a budget deficit or any form of a debt reduction campaign.

  • Grants for political campaigns or organizations that directly or indirectly participate in a State, Local or National campaigns for any political party or cause.

  • Requests to establish or maintain scholarship funds.

  • Requests for specific sectarian religious purposes (however, requests from religious organizations will be considered for general community and humanitarian programs).