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The Audubon County Community Foundation aims to improve the quality of life in Audubon County by supporting community needs in the areas of civic engagement, culture, health, education, and social services. The objective of its grant programs is to fund projects that will have a permanent impact on, and in, Audubon County. As an affiliate of the Omaha Community Foundation, the Audubon County Community Foundation was established in 1997.

Advisory Board

  • Joel Hoegh, Chair
  • Steven B. Hansen, Vice Chair
  • Megan Wagner, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Gina Benton
  • Bob Blomme
  • Pat Kaiser
  • Donna Olson

Application Details

Applications for the Fall 2021 grant cycle will be accepted from July 15 through September 1 and must be submitted via the online grant portal. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. CST on September 1.

As part of this fall grant cycle, $50,400 is available to support Audubon County nonprofit organizations and community projects. Of the total allocated funds, $2,825 is restricted to the Exira area, $2,375 is designated for the community of Audubon, and $45,200 is available to support projects throughout the county.

For Fall 2021, the Audubon County Community Foundation will entertain requests for capital and program support. Requests for general operating support will not be considered.

Before beginning, please download and review the Grant Program Fact Sheet below (updated July 2021), which includes eligibility requirements, FAQs, and application instructions.

We have moved to a new grant submission portal. You will need to create a new account when starting your application.

IMPORTANT: The email you use to create your account and start the application is the email that will receive all system notifications for your grant. Please ensure the email used is that of the preferred contact for the specific grant request.

More details can be found in the Grant Program Fact Sheet below.

Grant Program Fact Sheet (PDF)

Application Access Instructions (PDF)

Grant Evaluation Form (PDF)

Extension Request Form (PDF)

Previous Fall Grant Recipients

Previous Spring Grant Recipients


Support Audubon County

If you’d like to make a charitable gift to Audubon County Community Foundation, we offer several options and would be happy to help you get started.

Ways to Give

Questions? We’re here to help.
Stacey Goodman

Iowa Foundations Director

Visit our online grant portal to apply.

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