Grant Guidelines

Grant Guidelines

Charitable Status

The Keokuk Area Community Foundation welcomes applications for grants from nonprofit organizations, charities, health care organizations, and educational institutions that have been determined by the IRS to be exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Code. Applicants must complete the Keokuk Area Community Foundation Grant Application, and submit it with all required documents.

Additional Grant Guidelines

Recurring grants for the same program are accepted. No grants for programs, projects or purchases that were completed prior to grant funds being awarded. Grants are for a period of one year.

Focus of Support

The Keokuk Area Community Foundation primary geographic focus for support encompasses Hancock County Illinois, Clark County Missouri, and Lee County Iowa. Successful grant applications typically address problems to be solved or opportunities to be seized in Tri-State Area. Grant application requests are considered in the fields of arts and culture, community betterment, education, health, and human services.

Strengthening the Tri-State Area

Community building is central to the work of The Keokuk Area Community Foundation, therefore the Keokuk Area Community Foundation will give preference to projects that:

  • Suggest practical approaches to community problems.

  • Generate community support, both professional and volunteer.

  • Demonstrate the organization’s ability to secure realistic funding.

  • Strengthen a non-profit organization effectiveness or stability.

  • Increase civic participation and community vitality.

  • Build community connections, especially among diverse groups, and build mutual trust and reciprocity in community relationships.

  • Develop an expanding pool of talented community leaders.