Image Credit: Teresa Mangum, Director,University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

Image Credit: Teresa Mangum, Director,University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies




Institutes and Foundations

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Civil Society Program - Objective focusing on national-level infrastructure for racial and ethnic diversity in philanthropy, including research efforts to help the field better understand challenges and progress in this area.  

Dr. Scholl Foundation
Dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world.

Irwin Andrew Potter Foundation
Fosters connections between individuals, communities, the environment and world.

Knight Foundation
Multiple programs including Technology for Engagement Initiative.

NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Ed
Research relevant to student affairs.

RKG Foundation
Based in Texas but awards community grants throughout the country. Priorities: community, education, medicine/health.

The Connect US Fund
A project of the Tides Center - Rapid Response Grants  Rapid response grants of up to $25,000 are designed to enable organizations to respond and act on unique, time-sensitive, and unforeseen opportunities for advancing more responsible U.S. global engagement. Major Grants Program.

Union Pacific Foundation
Community-based Grant Program for communities on Union Pacific railroad lines. Community and Civic: To assist community-based organizations and related activities that improve and enrich the general quality of life in the community. Health and Human Services: To assist organizations dedicated to improving the level of health care or providing human services in the community.

Wallace Foundation
Program areas: Building Appreciation and Demand for the Arts, including audience development for the arts.  

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Build public will for civic engagement; invest in new pipelines of leadership; leverage new collaborations for increased impact.


Civic Affairs – promotes civic engagement and volunteerism.  

Procter and Gamble
Community Initiatives for children in need – Live, Learn and Thrive.    

Corporate Social Responsibility CSR: Children, education, health and human services. 

Alliant Energy
Culture & Art; Education; Environment - Programs, projects or initiatives that promote our value-driven priorities of safety and diversity and that qualify in multiple categories are of particular interest and will receive special consideration.  

Wells Fargo
Education; Human Services; Arts & Culture; Community Engagement; Environment.


Coalitions and Clearinghouses


Campus Compact
Civic Engagement Initiatives.

Kettering Foundation
Research on what makes democracy work: Citizens, Communities and Institutions.

National Service Learning Clearinghouse