BV County Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Spring Grant Cycle.  The application form can be downloaded from the foundation’s web page at or requested by email at

The deadline for turning in applications in the Spring 2018 round of grants is 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

Grants can be mailed to the Foundation at P.O. Box 771, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588 or they can be dropped off at the Storm Lake Public Library (609 Cayuga Street) in Storm Lake, Iowa.  Any grants not received and in hand by 5:00 P.M. on March 29th, 2018 will be returned and not considered in the 2018 spring round of grants.

The Buena Vista County Community Foundation seeks to provide grant funding to local not-for-profit groups in Buena Vista County whose project will help to make Buena Vista County better in some way.  Grants are given for capital projects.  The foundation does not provide grant funding for operational programming.

In an effort to assist organizations who wish to apply for a grant in the spring grant cycle the foundation will be holding a grant writer’s workshop on Tuesday, March 6th at 5:30 p.m.  Organizations can attend in person at the Storm Lake Public Library (609 Cayuga Street).  In addition, the foundation is going to attempt to broadcast the workshop live on their Facebook account (pending connectivity).  The foundation’s Facebook page is

In addition to the training session grant writers can get helpful information including tips, frequently asked questions, and reminders by following the foundation’s Facebook page and on the foundation’s web page at

Funds granted through the grant program must benefit Buena Vista County residents and/or organizations.  Applicants must be a 501.C.3 organization or a governmental or educational organization such as a City, County, or Community School District or utilize a fiscal agent.

In addition to their grant making side the Buena Vista County Community Foundation is a great way for individuals and families to leave a legacy for future generations.  For more information, contact the Buena Vista County Community Foundation by email at