- Grants are made only to organizations that are tax-exempt under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) as described in IRC 501(c)(3) and not classified as private foundations under section 509(a) of the code, or a government entity.
- The foundation’s primary geographic focus is north central Iowa, with a majority of grants given to organizations located in Forest City.
The foundation board will review applications and take into consideration the following criteria:
The significance of the proposed project to the foundation’s mission.
The applicant organization’s staff and ability to achieve the desired results.
The maintenance of the proposed project without ongoing long-term financial commitments from the Foundation.