SIBLEY, Iowa — Grant applications for the 2021-22 Community Foundation of Osceola County grant cycle will be accepted from Oct. 1 until 4 p.m. Nov. 5. The Foundation recently received a notice that $101,446.60 will be available to distribute for the new grant cycle.

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

Application materials are online at Grants will be awarded in late January.

Limits are set at $5,000 per application per applicant. Applicants are reminded that seven copies of their grant application must be received by the Community Foundation of Osceola County, 300 7th St., Sibley, Iowa 51249 by 4 p.m. Nov. 5. E-mailed or hand-written applications will not be accepted.

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 please contact Stephanie Neppl on (712) 754-2523.

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If an organization has not completed its previous grant projects, they cannot apply again. If there are special circumstances, contact the Community Foundation of Osceola County office.

The Community Foundation of Osceola County, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, was created by and for the people of Osceola County.

The organization accepts online donations year round. For more info, or to donate, visit