The Dallas County Foundation 2017 grant application materials became available on Dec. 1, 2016. They can be found at www.dallascountyfoundation.org.


DCF will fund grant requests that significantly impact the lives of Dallas County residents in the areas of health and human services, arts and culture, youth development, education, recreation or the environment, and community betterment. Awards will range from $500 to $20,000. It is anticipated that over $100,000 will be distributed to grant applicants in 2017.


Applicants must be a 501(c)3, 5 or 6 organization or 107(b) unit of government , or affiliated with another organization that has one of these designations. The grant application deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at 5 p.m.


Thanks to the generosity of the Grow Green County Gaming Corporation, the Dallas County Foundation will be able to award additional dollars this year. Boone, Calhoun, Carroll, Guthrie and Webster County Community Foundations will also receive these non-competitive grant dollars.


DCF grant application instructions and requirements will be explained at a workshop on Jan. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Adel Public Library. The Library is located at 303 South 10th Street in Adel. Reserve a place for the workshop by emailing Vicki Lage at VickiLage@gmail.com. The workshop is free, and any qualified organization is welcome to attend.


For those unable to attend the face-to-face workshop, a training video will be posted on the Dallas County Foundation webpage that covers the same information.


The Dallas County Foundation, an affiliate of Greater Des Moines Community Foundation was established in 2005 to foster private giving, strengthen service providers and improve the conditions of the communities and rural areas of Dallas County, Iowa.


For more information and grant application materials please visit www.dallascountyfoundation.org.