Foundation for the Future of Delaware County

Application Available: 
December 1
Application Due: 
January 31
Awards Announced: 

Each year the Foundation for the Future of Delaware County 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 Delaware 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. To learn more, please call Donna Boss or Gail Oberreuter at 563.927.3325

How to Apply

  1. View our Grant Guidelines (PDF) 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.

Current applicants: review the status of your application.

Grant Resource Documents

Applicant Training Guide (PDF 900K)

Regular Applicant Registration Page (VIDEO)

Example Public Entity Letter

2019 Grant Recipients

2019 Project Budget Template

2020 Grant Recipients

2021 Grant Recipients

Grant Progress Report

We hope that that the funding you have received from the Foundation for the Future of Delaware County has been helpful to your organization. We would like a progress report from each project even if your project is not completed yet. Please log into the Grant Management System using your email address and password and complete the Grant Learning and Outcomes Summary that is assigned to you. You can view a reporting tutorial page here. If you have any questions on how to complete this report please contact the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque at 563.588.2700 or office@dbqfoundation.org.

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

Foundation for the Future of Delaware County

The Foundation for the Future of Delaware County (FFDC) was formed in 2005 as an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. The founding members of the organization had a vision to ensure that our communities charitable programs were supported now and in the future. We work together with many individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to establish endowment funds that will provide grant awards for years to come.


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.