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The Shelby County Community Foundation aims to improve the quality of life in Shelby 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, Shelby County. As an affiliate of the Omaha Community Foundation, the Shelby County Community Foundation was established in 1998.

Advisory Board

  • Brock Darling, Chair
  • Kristy Hansen, CPA, Vice Chair
  • Michael Riley, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Jodee Dixon
  • Leona Konz
  • Max Powers

Application Details

The next open grant cycle for the Shelby County Community Foundation will be for Fall 2023.

Applications will be accepted from July 15 through September 1, 2023 and must be submitted via the online grant portal.

Full grant details and an updated Grant Program Fact Sheet will be posted in July.


Grant Program Fact Sheet (PDF)

Application Access Instructions (PDF)

Grant Evaluation Form (PDF)

Extension Request Form (PDF)





Questions? We’re here to help.
Sunni Kamp

Southwest Iowa Foundations Director

Visit our online grant portal to apply.

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