Clayton County Foundation for the Future

Application Available: 
February 14
Application Due: 
March 25
Awards Announced: 

Each year the Clayton County Foundation for the Future accepts applications for grants for community development, community promotions, community education and similar matters. The grant shall be for the benefit of persons residing in Clayton County, Iowa. Entities that have a 501(c)3 designation by the Internal Revenue Service or schools or municipalities are eligible to apply for these funds. 

A 25% cash match is required. For more information please refer to our Grant Guidelines. For questions, please contact Emily Sadewasser at 563.880.6044.

How to Apply

  1. View our Grant Guidelines to see if you qualify for this grant.
  2. Gather documentation and complete forms.
    • Tax Status Verification letter for your organization (also called a Tax Determination letter).
    • If your organization is not a tax exempt nonprofit, you must partner with an organization that is. This is called fiscal sponsorship. In this case, you will need:
  3. Log in to our online grant management system (or register if you don't already have an account). All open grants are listed in this system.

    If this is your first time applying for grant applications on Foundant, please take a few minutes to become familiar with the system:

    Tutorial for Applicants (PDF)
    Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

  4. 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.
    • If you are applying with a fiscal sponsor, please enter 00-0000000 in the tax ID box.
    • We recommend that you use the most current version of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari when applying. Other browsers have been shown to cause issues for users.

Call or email the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque at office@dbqfoundation.org or 563-588-2700 if you have any questions about the grant application process.


Grant Resource Documents

Grant Guidlines (PDF)

Scoring Rubric (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 325K)

Applicant Training Guide (PDF 900K)

Regular Applicant Registration Page (VIDEO)

Non-501(c)(3) Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement (.doc 48K)

Example Budget (.doc 48K)

Example Public Entity Letter

2020 Grant Awards

2021 Grant Awards

Learn more about the Clayton County Foundation for the Future »

For questions about grant applications, please contact Angie Wille at angie@dbqfoundation.org or call 563.588.2700.

The Clayton County Foundation for the Future (CCFF) was created with the intention of setting up a perpetual endowment fund that would serve the needs of all of Clayton County and the 19 communities within the county.

CFGD Grant Resources

Grant Reporting

All grant reports are available in the Grant Management System following announcement of award. Please reference the Reporting Tutorial document for instruction. 

Grant Reviewers

If you are serving as a grant reviewer, go to our Grant Reviewer Resources page or log into our Grant Management System.

Grant Applicants

Log in to our grant management system to see all open grants, edit your profile and view your past applications. Create an account if you don't already have one.