1. Complete the Keokuk Area Community Foundation Grant Application
Submit the original grant application of your proposal on 8 ½” x 11” paper printed on one side only. Hand written applications will not be accepted. Materials should not be bound, inserted in protective sleeves or prepared in other types of notebook form. Invest your time in content rather than presentation. If sending via U.S. Mail, do not fold the application materials, please mail in a catalog envelope of sufficient size. The Keokuk Area Community Foundation requires eight (8) copies of your application to be mailed. Letters of support are accepted to verify project need and collaboration with other organizations.
2. 501 C (3) Determination Letter
Make sure your organization’s 501 (C) (3) IRS determination letter is current. The Keokuk Area Community Foundation only awards grants to 501 (C) (3) organizations and qualified exempt government agencies in Lee County Iowa, Hancock County Illinois, or Clark County Missouri. Read more about Grant Guidelines here.
3. Grant Reports
An organization must complete a Keokuk Area Community Foundation Grant Report, if the organization has received a grant from the Keokuk Area Community Foundation in the past. The failure to file the a Grant Report may prevent consideration of future grants to any such recipient. Learn more about Keokuk Area Community Foundation Grant Reports here.
The Keokuk Area Community Foundation Grant Application and all supporting documents MUST be postmarked by the deadline of the grant application.
5. Grant Agreement
If awarded grant funding from the Keokuk Area Community Foundation, the grant recipient must sign a Grant Agreement before receiving the grant payment. For more information about Grant Agreements, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.