Grant Opportunities for Nonprofit Organizations

The Jasper Community Foundation

The Jasper Community Foundation was established in 1997 for the purpose of accepting tax-deductible bequests and gifts in the form of cash or property from individuals, corporations and other organizations that have an interest. in improving the quality of life of people residing in Jasper County. The foundation has broad, flexible purposes assisting arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health and human services, recreation areas and other high-impact community opportunities.

Grants are available yearly in April.

PO Box 924
Newton , IA 50208

Blackhills Energy

  • Call 911 before you dig.
  • Charitable sponsorship or donation for501c3
PO Box 7966
Carol Stream, IL 60197
Other Categories: Utilities and Sanitation

Casey's - grants

Our giving aims to have an impact by creating Stronger Communities by supporting fundamental needs in our communities: Education, Hunger and Community Servants.

Central Iowa Community Services (CICS)- Newton office

Provides funding & coordination for persons with disabilities. Services include service coordination, resource information & referrals for services including state & federal programs. Funding for mental health & community-based services are also available for those who qualify.

CICS Provider Special Project request:


315 W. 3rd St. N., Suite 200
Newton, IA 50208
Other Categories: Mental Health

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC)- serving Jasper County

CPPC is not a program, but rather an initiative to engage community members and agencies to bolster support for vulnerable families and their children.

De-cateroziation funds may also be available.

Community Youth Concepts

Nonprofit organizations working to create safe spaces for children and youth in central Iowa are invited to apply for up to $10,000 in grant funds. See website for details.

1446 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, IA 50314

Delta Dental of Iowa

  • Network of dentists. 
  • Foundation Funding- Oral Health Fund and Wellness Community Fund, Smile Grants, Rethink Your Drink, Toothbrush donations
  • Dental Education Loan Repayment Program
  • Dental Education 

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Disaster assistance, funding, and training. 

FEMA grants:

Other Categories: Disaster or Crisis Assistance

Iowa Cancer Consortium

The Iowa Cancer Consortium is Iowa’s statewide comprehensive cancer coalition. As a leader in cancer control, the Iowa Cancer Consortium offers the state’s cancer stakeholders access to resources, expertise, and non-competitive collaboration across traditional boundaries for a bigger impact in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and quality of life.

Grant opportunities on the website. 

PO Box 859
North Liberty, IA 52317

Iowa Grants - State

Funding opportunities that are available. 

Jasper, Marion, Poweshiek (JMP) Early Childhood Iowa

Collaborative efforts among Jasper, Marion, and Poweshiek counties will provide families with young children the opportunities, resources, and supports necessary to fulfill our vision.

1510 Penrose Street
Grinnell, IA 50112

Key Coop Sully and Newton - grants/scholarships

  • Non-profit matching grant request:
  • Local students with a college education scholarships. 
1669 Highway 14N
Newton, IA 50208

Maytag Family Foundation

  • Purpose/Mission: Giving for education, arts and culture, public affairs, social services, health, including cancer research, and aid for the handicapped.
  • Applications should be addressed to: FMFF, P.O. Box 366, Newton, IA 50208, Telephone: 641-791-0395
FMFF, PO Box 366
Newton, IA 50208

Monsignor McCann Community Fund

Each year the Monsignor McCann Community Fund targets grant awards to provide funding to organizations performing charitable work and/or serving the needs of poor and disadvantaged persons in Jasper County, Iowa. Grant amounts are dependent upon the allocation of funds available and grant applicant’s needs. The Board of Directors will be responsible for reviewing and approving grant applications, as well as determining the amount of funding awarded. 

NASCAR foundation

One Daytona Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL

Prairie Meadows Grants

As a nonprofit organization, Prairie Meadows supports Iowa nonprofit organizations that support arts and culture, education, economic development, and human services. Through our grant programs, we continually work to strengthen and expand opportunities, infrastructure, and services offered within the community. We offer three grant programs, read below to see which one best suits your organization.

1 Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, IA 50009

Prevent Child Abuse - Iowa

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa fulfills its mission by leading child abuse prevention efforts in Iowa through:

  • Advocacy – advancing the cause of child abuse prevention among legislators, administrators and professionals.
  • Awareness – informing the public about the effects of child abuse and methods to prevent it.
  • Assistance – offering organizational development, program guidance and grant management to local partners.

Child abuse is preventable. Prevent Child Abuse Iowa recognizes it will take Iowans working together to ensure children are raised in safe, nurturing environments. That’s why we proudly lead and inspire others to create a state free from child abuse.

501 SW 7th Street, G1
Des Moines, IA 50309

State of Iowa Condom Delivery Program

This program allows Iowa residents to receive a free envelope of sexual wellness supplies delivered discreetly to their door, up to twice per 30 days. If you would like to receive a second envelope, please fill out the below form twice. Please note that all addresses are subject to verification and unverifiable addresses will not receive a shipment.

Condoms, birth control

The Geisler Penquite Foundation

February 5, 2024 -- Board members of the Geisler-Penquite Foundation invite Jasper County non-profit organizations to submit applications for funding to support charitable work benefiting Jasper County residents. Geisler-Penquite Foundation grants, which are available only to Jasper County (Iowa) non-profits, must be invested by recipient organizations and held in a dedicated Geisler-Penquite Endowment. Each year, only earnings from the Endowment may be utilized to fund organizations’ current operations, projects, or special programs.

Established in 2009, the Geisler-Penquite Foundation’s roots trace back to 1969 when the Geisler Penquite Charitable Corporation was created with just $7,000 by the Jasper County farm family of John E. and Gertrude Setzer Geisler and their children, Harold and Cecil. Since then, distribution of the family’s farm holdings and investments have resulted in grants totaling nearly $9 million to Central College and 16 Jasper County non-profit organizations whose missions align closely with the family’s deeply held values of hard work, diligence, a love for learning and strong adherence to Christian principles.

In 1977, the family’s desire to invest in Christian higher education inspired Cecil Geisler Penquite and her husband, Loren, and Harold Geisler and his wife, Mavis, who resided in rural Mingo at the time, to donate $500,000—then the largest single gift to Central College in the school’s history—to fund educational materials, technologies, and learning experiences available in the Geisler Learning Resource Center.

In addition to Central College’s Learning Resource Center and Education Department, long-time Geisler-Penquite Foundation grant recipients include Baxter Community Educational Scholarships, Centre for Arts & Artists, Colfax Mingo Scholarships, Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity (for Jasper County projects), Iowa Sculpture Festival, Jasper Community Foundation-Mingo, Jasper Community Foundation-Newton, Jasper County 4-H, Jasper County Historical Museum, Newton Dollars for Scholars, Newton Y.M.C.A., Park Centre/WesleyLife, Progress Industries Foundation, Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Mercy One/Newton Medical Center, and Sheepgate - Division of Teen Challenge of the Midlands.

Geisler-Penquite Foundation board members include Dan Skokan, president and treasurer; Eric Sickler, vice president; Sheri Roslien secretary; Noreen Otto, John Roslien, Eugene Knopf and Maurine Timmer. Gary Timmer serves as advisor to the board.

            More information and application forms may be requested by calling (719) 641-1478 or writing to Geisler-Penquite Foundation, 164 Delft Drive, Pella, IA 50219. The submission deadline for new grant applications is July 1, 2024.

1664 Delft Drive
Pella, IA 50219

Theisen's - Newton

  • Grants available
3021 1st Ave E
Newton, IA 50208

United Way of Jasper County

  • Provides financial assistance to a variety of health and human services programs. 
  • Funding for agencies
312 1st Ave. W., PO Box 844
Newton, IA 50208
Other Categories: Assistance, Volunteer Opportunities

Walmart - Newton, Iowa

The store includes an eye care clinic, pick up groceries, and pharmacy that gives immunizations. 

Grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations. 

Keywords: immunizations, medication, food

300 Iowa Speedway Dr.
Newton, IA 50208
Other Categories: Pharmacies, Immunizations

Washington County Riverboat Foundation

Through the Competitive Fund, the WCRF Board of Directors will distribute 75% of the annual donations it receives from the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in the form of grants.  Awards will be made based on an application and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

120 East Main Street, Suite 5
Washington, IA 52353

AED Program

AED Superstore Community grants


Iowa Heart Foundation

5880 University Ave, Suite 101
West Des Moines, IA 50266

AED program, Public Safety only

Zoll (AEDs)

Local, state, and federal government agencies often provide funding for fire, EMS and police departments, community organizations, public safety operations, and hospitals to purchase emergency equipment. These funds can be used to initiate an AED program or purchase ZOLL® defibrillators or AutoPulse® units. ZOLL has the resources to assist you in finding grants that fit your needs and demographics.

ZOLL can help with:

  • Writing grant proposals
  • Offering links to helpful websites for your grant endeavor
  • Providing templates to help with your grant narrative
  • Researching grants specific to your region, project, or organization
  • Interpreting the grant process and understanding the terminology
  • Locating grant information from foundations and government agencies

For assistance, please follow the appropriate link for your market or call 800-804-4356.


Books for teachers

First Books

First Book is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exclusively supports educators and program leaders serving children in need. 

Other Categories: Educational Resources

Data websites

Data related to health and human services

Iowa CHA CHIP data Many different sources
Jasper- last CHA full report - May 2022
Jasper- current HIP last updated
IHHS - Jasper Snapshot Summary 1/17/2024
Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal  Health, People& Community, Environment, National PH Tracking Data Explorer, child care audits, birth defects
Iowa HHS dashboard Childcare, child welfare, substance, SNAP, substance, Medicaid
Iowa State University - Extension  Indicators Program
Iowa- Vital Statistics Iowa Open Data Platform
Iowa Open Data Platform Education, Government, Health & Human Services, Natural Res, Public Safety, Transportation, $
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Iowa Data, Health Outcomes, Factors
Iowa Hospital Facts hospital data, quality, economics, maps, charges
Iowa - State Data Center Age, Sex, Business, Gov, Housing, Income, Poverty, Migration, Population, Race/Ethnicity
Hospital Chariable Requirements IRS info
Jasper County Census 2022 United States Census Bureau,_Iowa?g=050XX00US19099
More Iowa Data Sources
Data USA
Jasper Co. Econ. Development Tourism Data
American Public Transit Data on Public Transit
Iowa DOT
Iowa DOT maps
EPH tracking  Environmental Health Data
CDC data  Transportation Safety
Kids Count Data Center
American Academy of Pedatrics under research
AARP data on work/finance, healthcare, life and leisure, livable communities
United Way ALICE Report  Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed
Food Bank of Iowa Food insecurity data, search website, FY23 Impact report

Electric/Natural Gas

Alliant Energy

Alliant Energy Foundation

Other Categories: Utilities and Sanitation

Pella Cooperative Electric

Serving over 3,200 homes and businesses across Jasper, Mahaska, Marion, Poweshiek and Warren counties. We're owned by those we serve.

If you are experiencing an outage please call 1-800-628-1040.

If you are planning on doing any digging around your home or business, state law requires that you Call 811 at least two working days before you dig.

Economic Development

Scholarships for members

2615 Washington St.
Pella, IA 50219
Other Categories: Utilities and Sanitation

Opioid grant funds

Opioid Settlement Funds for Jasper County

315 W 3rd St N, Suite 100
Newton, IA 50208
Other Categories: Substance Misuse and Treatment

Public Safety only

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Disclaimer: This information was provided by agencies in the community. It may not be all-encompassing and some information changes often. For Jasper County offices and contact information, browse our county directory.

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