The Dallas County Foundation is here to help our community’s charitable projects and programs contribute to the quality of life in our area. One of the ways that is done is through grantmaking. The Dallas County Foundation currently has one grantmaking cycle each year.

The Dallas County Foundation accepts grant applications from charitable projects and programs impacting a wide range of needs in the community- arts and culture, health, human services, community betterment, historic preservation, etc.

For more information, please contact us.

2017 Grant Cycle Calendar

December 2016: Grant application materials for 2017 will be available on the website.

January 9, 2017: Grant Writing Workshop from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. at the Adel Public Library

February 1, 2017: Grant submission deadline. Grant applications must be received by 5 p.m. in order to be considered for the 2017 grant cycle. Grants sent through the mail MUST BE postmarked prior to February 1, 2017. One original and six copies must be submitted to:

By mail: 
Dallas County Foundation 
Attn: Grant Committee 
P.O. Box 46
Adel, Iowa 50003 

Hand delivered:
Lincoln Savings Bank
Attn: Grant Committee, Tim Canney
805 Main Street
Adel, Iowa 50003

February: Grant Committee reviews applications.
February-March: Grant Committee recommendations presented for Board approval.
March – April: Grant applicants will be notified of approval or denial.
April – May: Checks will be presented at an Awards Reception.

Grant Workshops: If you want to learn more about the Dallas County Foundation grant process, please plan to attend a grant workshop seminar. We will walk you through the grant application and answer any questions regarding the selection process.

We will have one Grant Writing Workshop on January 9, 2017 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. at the Adel Public Library at 303 South 10th Street in Adel. There will be a catered lunch. The workshop is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by January 5 if you will be attending. 

For those who can’t make the workshop, we will offer an online training that will cover the same information as the workshop, but can be viewed at any time.  

Online Workshop: