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"ICYD Grant Update" Listserv

The staff of the Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development sends out periodic "ICYD Grant Updates" to interested individuals. Open federal, state, and foundation grants generally are highlighted. The information, however, is not comprehensive and therefore individuals seeking funding streams should do additional searches for open grants. The most recent ICYD Grant Update can be found on the ICYD Home Page. To be included in the "ICYD Grant Update" listserv, simply register for the ICYD site and click Grant Information in the "Interests" section of the registration.

Funding Sources

The Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development has identified a number of private and public funding sources that offer grant opportunities to communities for children, youth and family programming. The following are links to web pages of state, federal, and private agencies that list grant opportunities.


The Iowa Grants Guide (IGG) is sponsored by the University of Iowa (UI) Division of Sponsored Programs, the Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center (INRC), and the Iowa Council of Foundations (ICOF)

This resource serves as a web-based directory of grant making organizations for Iowans. The directory provides program information only and does not provide grant applications. If you are interested in applying to an organization, contact the sponsor directly to request the necessary guidelines and application materials.

Iowa Community Foundations

Grantmakers in Iowa - Sponsored by Fundsnet, this link provides information from a number of grantmakers and further information on grants offered in Iowa .

Guide to Federal Resources for Youth Development

America's Promise Alliance "Working with Civic Enterprises, LLC" has published this 165-page resource offering easy-to-read summary information, grouped by Federal department, about government funding opportunities for various youth development-related tasks. It can be viewed and downloaded from the homepage at:


While several state agencies individually publish available grant opportunities, IOWAccess provides a central location for state agencies to publish, post and advertise funding opportunites.

Iowa Department of Human Rights, Iowa Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning

Iowa Department of Human Services

Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy


U.S. Department of Education