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The Crawford County Community Foundation aims to improve the quality of life in Crawford 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, Crawford County. As an affiliate of the Omaha Community Foundation, the Crawford County Community Foundation was established in 2005.

Advisory Board

  • Janine Kock, Chair
  • Scott Bowker, OD, Vice Chair
  • Steve Vollstedt, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Nikki Ahart
  • Deb Quandt
  • Maura Sailer
  • Kelly Sonnichsen
  • Sarah Weinbrandt
  • Alan Weiss

Application Details

Applications for the Spring 2021 grant cycle will be accepted from December 15 through February 1 and must be submitted via the online grant portal. Applications are due by 11:59 PM CST on February 1.

As part of this spring grant cycle, approximately $90,000 is available to support Crawford County nonprofit organizations and community projects.

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, for Spring 2021, the Crawford County Community Foundation will entertain requests for program and operating support, in addition to the historic focus on items of permanence.

Before beginning, please download and review the Fact Sheet below (updated December 2020), which includes eligibility requirements, FAQs, and application instructions.

DOW CITY APPLICANTS: Proposals for projects specifically benefiting the Dow City area will be additionally shared with and reviewed by the 2021 grant selection committee for the Dow City Community Endowment Fund. Approximately $9,000 is available for this annual grant cycle and will be awarded to select organizations who applied through the Crawford County Community Foundation Spring 2021 grant cycle.

Please note that this is a shared application between the Crawford County Community Foundation’s Spring 2021 grant cycle and the Dow City Community Endowment Fund’s annual grant cycle. Dow City applicants will only need to fill out the Crawford County Community Foundation application once, and their project will be considered for funding from both entities.

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

COVID-19 Response Grants

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Visit our online grant portal to apply.

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