The purpose of Iowa West Foundation’s grant workshops is to help nonprofit organizations and government entities learn about the grant application process, understand Foundation priorities and ask staff questions to aid in the submission of strong proposals.
The workshops are intended for representatives of eligible organizations or entities interested in applying to the Iowa West Foundation in an upcoming grant cycle. To determine if your organization qualifies for funding, please read through the Grantmaking section of our website and take the Eligibility Quiz Ideally, attendees will come to the grants workshop with a specific program, capital project or use for operating funds in mind. There, they will have an opportunity to ask candid questions, view templates for the Letter of Inquiry (LOI) and application, see sample budgets, and much more.
The workshops are held three times a year in conjunction with the Foundation’s grant cycles and precede the Letter of Inquiry (LOI) period seen in the calendar graphic below.
The 2.5 hour sessions are done in a round-robin format followed by a Q & A. Key topics covered in the workshops include:
(Check out an IWF blog post on 5 Tips on the Application and Due Diligence process.)
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To receive information about upcoming grants workshops, sign up for our e-newsletter on the left-hand side of the homepage of the IWF website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for specific dates and times and we’ll send you a link to RSVP.
The general timeframe for upcoming Grants Workshops includes:
Grants Workshops are held on the Iowa School for the Deaf campus in the Lied Multipurpose Center: Iowa West Foundation Community Room.
For more information, contact:
Grants Assistant, Iowa West Foundation