Worth County Community Foundation Grant Application Now Available

7 Jul 2021

July 1, 2021 – Grant applications can now be submitted to the Worth County Community Foundation’s 2021 grant cycle. The online grant application may be found on the Community Foundation’s website at www.worthccf.org. The deadline to submit applications is 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2021.

Grants are awarded to projects in the following areas: arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health, and human service. Grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) designated organization or a government entity serving Worth County in order to be considered for funding. First-time grant applicants should contact Dotti Thompson, program manager for the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, at (319) 243-1358 prior to submitting an application. Grant recipients will be announced in January 2022.

In 2020, a total of $87,227.10 in grants were awarded to 17 area nonprofits and government agency projects serving Worth County. Since 2017, the Worth County Community Foundation, through the generosity of the Jaspers family, has awarded $174,046 in grants benefitting Worth County residents and communities.

The establishment of the Worth County Community Foundation was made possible by the Jaspers Family through the establishment of the Jaspers Family Foundation Fund. Maynard and Marjory Jaspers were long-time successful business owners in Worth County. They had three sons with no heirs. At his death, Donald Jaspers donated the proceeds from combined estates of the Jaspers Family to provide charitable support for Worth County.

For more information, please contact the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa at (319) 287-9106.


The Worth County Community Foundation is a local organization making grants to organizations creating a stronger and more vibrant quality of life in Worth County and helps people establish permanent funds for the causes they care about in their community. The Worth County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, a nonprofit committed to creating long-term impact in 20 counties in Iowa. For more information, contact 319-287-9106 or visit www.cfneia.org. CFNEIA is confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

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