SIBLEY, Iowa Grant applications for the 2020/2021 Community Foundation of Osceola County grant cycle will open on Oct. 1.

Grants may be awarded in the following areas: arts and culture, community affairs and development, education, environmental education & protection, health, historical preservation, human services and youth programs.

Completed applications must be received by 4 p.m. Nov. 6 to be considered for funding. The application materials will be available at the Osceola County Economic Development Commission office (300 Seventh St., Sibley) and online at on Oct. 1.

Application limits are set at $5,000 per application per applicant. Applicants are reminded that seven copies of the grant application must be received by the Community Foundation of Osceola County, 300 Seventh St., Sibley, Iowa 51249 by 4 p.m. Nov. 6. Emailed or hand-written applications will not be accepted. Grants will be awarded in January or February 2021.

Eligible applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; a governmental body (school, city, county) or a charitable project with a qualified fiscal sponsor. For more specific questions on eligibility, contact the Osceola County Economic Development Commission at (712) 754-2523.

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The Community Foundation of Osceola County, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, has been created by and for the people of Osceola County. The foundation’s main goals are to support charitable projects and programs in Osceola County and to attract additional funds to assist donors in creating lasting legacies through a variety of giving options within Osceola County.

For more information, call(712) 754-2523 or visit