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Improving quality of life in our community takes a network of strong nonprofits and community groups. 

We provide expertise and strategic solutions to area organizations so they can thrive in serving out their mission for years to come. To celebrate the good work being done, we also recognize local volunteers and organizations through our annual Community Caring Award.

Available Grant


The Community Foundation of Louisa County grants more than $100,000 each year to area charitable organizations. Applications are available on our grant portal.

2023 Endow Iowa Granting

Application opens: September 1, 2023 

Application closes: September 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM 

Click here for a full listing of Endow Iowa Grants awarded in November 2022.

Grant award presentation


Before you get started, consider the following guidelines:

  • Your proposal must benefit Louisa County residents.

  • Grant awards will be paid to organizations with a 501(c)3 or equivalent IRS tax exempt status.

  • The program or project must be completed within 10 months of awarding.

  • The Advisory Board may investigate your proposal to ensure its validity or gain additional information.

  • Applications must be received by the deadline date noted on the online grant application.

  • As a grant recipient, you will be required to provide a final report, send digital photos, and submit receipts to prove your expenditures.


Already received a Grant and Ready to Report?
Congratulations! Please follow the link to our granting portal, login, and complete your grant report here.


Can I speak with someone if I have questions about applying for a grant?
Contact Lynsey Krusie, Affiliate Director, at 563-264-3863 or

Gran Guidelies


Congratulations to Raymond Fisher,
the 2023 Community Caring Award Recipient!


Is there someone you think should be recognized for the work they do for their community? Nominate them for the Community Caring Award sponsored by the Community Foundation of Louisa County!

Nominations are accepted annually from January 1-30.


Past Community Caring Award Recipients

Raymond Fisher

Verl Lekwa

Shelly Singleton 

Tom Bryant

Tom Woodruff

Brian Cummings

Joan Delzell

Marsha Gerot

Karen Koppe

Hoyt Griffin

Ed Bayne

Al Bohling

Connie Malone

Bob & Marilyn Schlutz

Connie Lewis

Tonya Lanz

Kathy Vance

Award presentation

Pictured above: 2023 Community Caring Award Presentation - Vicki and Raymond Fisher, Diane Hayes Thayer, Sherry Humphreys, and Donna Williams

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