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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 awards program.

Contact Us:

Niki Moore Nienhaus

Programs Manager


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Available Grant


The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine grants more than $5 million each year to area organizations. Applications are available on our grant portal.


Before you get started, consider the following guidelines:

  • Your proposal must benefit Muscatine County residents.

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

  • The Granting Committee 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 Niki Moore Nienhaus, Programs Manager, at 563-264-3863 or

Gran Guidelies


Noticing some great things happening in our community? Let us know! Be a part of recognizing the good work of fellow citizens and charitable organizations who are trying to make a difference.

Shirley Jean Drake
Great Initiative Award

Recognizes a volunteer who served as the impetus behind a great initiative resulting in a plan, program, service, or organization that improves the quality of life in Muscatine County.

Giles Joslyn
Youth Initiative Award

Recognizes a youth volunteer who served as the primary organizer of a charitable program or project in Muscatine County.

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Tom Hendricks
Community Service Award

Recognizes a qualified charitable organization successfully implementing an important initiative which addresses critical needs or enhances the quality of life in Muscatine County.

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