The Jasper Community Foundation’s 2023 Grant Cycle began Feb. 15. Grant applications will be accepted now through April 30 via the Foundation’s website at www.jaspercommunityfoundation.org. Grant applications to be considered for funding this year must be received by April 30. All 501(c)3 organizations, 170(c)(1) units of government, and other potentially qualifying charitable organizations operating in or for the benefit of Jasper County should go to the Jasper Community Foundation website for guidelines, applications and additional information. This will be the only grant cycle of 2023. This grant program is made possible through a contribution to the Foundation by the Iowa General Assembly’s County Endowment Fund Program. In 2022, the Jasper Community Foundation disbursed $108,000 to 22 different organizations throughout the county. These funds were awarded to charitable organizations for educational, civic and public purposes. A full listing of grantees can be found on the Foundation’s website. “Qualifying organizations are encouraged to submit a grant application,” Dan Skokan, president of Jasper Community Foundation said. “Our goal is to benefit as many Jasper County residents as possible. These grant funds provide an excellent opportunity to address important needs and to improve the overall quality of life for our residents.”
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, Iowa. 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. All inquiries pertaining to the grant application process should be directed to the “Contact Us” link located on the homepage of the Jasper Community Foundation website.