Rise Up Iowa
Rise Up Iowa

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Applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 1.

Your Contact Information

Name of applicant organization or organization providing fiscal sponsorship. See eligibility information. Remember this is a 501c3 or a unit of government (school, municipality, library). They will receive the grant funds to help manage the fiscal reporting and execute your idea.


Recipient eligibility:

Requests for funding can be submitted by charitable nonprofit organizations and units of government (school district, municipality, library, etc.) for a specific project. Additionally, submissions will be accepted from individuals, businesses or other organizations as long as the proposal has an eligible fiscal sponsor. This means you will be required to partner with a non-profit organization 501c3 or a unit of government (school district, municipality, library etc.) to receive funding and implement the idea.

*Charitable purpose has to be maintained for distribution from a foundation. Issuing grants to individuals directly isn’t something done by The Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation.

Project eligibility:  

Rise Up Iowa seeks to support efforts that:

  • Have a personal/community impact on Central Iowans in the areas of health or compassion.
  • Will have actionable results by June 2017.
  • Have full support (which could include fiscal sponsorship) of at least one non-profit organization or unit of government (school district, municipality, library, etc.) to implement the idea.
  • Agree to share stories of the project- from start to finish- with the broader community.

Rise Up Iowa will not provide funding for the following:

  • Individuals (scholarships, stipends, fellowships, research, travel, etc.)
  • For-profit ventures
  • Sectarian religious program promoting a particular faith
  • Endowment, memorials or traditional building/capital campaigns
  • Lobbying, political or fraternal activities
  • Sponsorships including sports teams, “walks,” special events, conferences, etc.
  • Fees for memberships, dues, subscriptions, etc.
  • Reduction of deficits or debt retirement
  • Projects not supporting Central Iowans

Geographic Area: 

Rise Up Iowa will issue grants to support charitable projects and programs that impact the lives of individuals and families in Central Iowa.

EIN or Unit of Government

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify the entity.


Grant Levels

It is anticipated that Rise Up Iowa will award grants in each of the following ranges:

  • up to $5,000
  • $5,000-$25,000
  • $25,000-$50,000.

The number and size of grant awards will be determined by The Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation.