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Adams Community Foundation

ACF invests in projects that will make a difference in the lives of current and future Adams County residents by offering grants to local non-profits and governmental entities for community projects.  Our grant application deadlines are the first Friday in May and the first Friday in December.  To date, the Foundation has contributed almost 1.5 million dollars to worthy projects in Adams County since 1986.

                                     2016 Grant Winners

Your charitable contributions will make a difference, are tax deductible and may be eligible for an additional Endow Iowa tax credit.  For long-term gifts, see our Planned Giving brochure to assist you in leaving a legacy gift to your community.  Both annual gifts and legacy gifts through your estate planning are welcome and encouraged.

Our 9-member volunteer board appreciates your commitment to the Adams Community Foundation in helping to support our local non-profits as they thrive and grow.  Please join us in making our community the best it can be!

Interested in donating to the Foundation? Giving to the Adams Community Foundation is as easy as 1-2-3. You can choose which fund your donation supports. Just click on the name below to take you to the fund that interests you. 

The Adams Community Foundation Endowment Fund brings the power of many gifts together to create an ongoing funding mechanism for organizations within Adams County. Your gift to the Endowment Fund helps create a legacy of support that can be enjoyed not only today, but tomorrow as well.

The Adams Community Animal Welfare Fund was established to benefit animal welfare needs in Adams County, more specifically supporting spay and neutering of companion animals. 

Interview with the Chamber of Commerce

Adams Community Foundation
710 Davis Avenue
Corning, Iowa 50841


Application - Deadlines

by noon  - 1st Friday of January and June

New Updated Grant Applications Effective for the January 2022 Grant Cycle

Prior Forms Will Not Be Accepted

Click on the correct Application for your Project.

Under $5000 Application

Over $5000 Application

Non 501(c)3 Fiscal Sponsorship Form - If you are not a 501(c)3 organization this form MUST accompany your application!
ACF Fiscal Sponsorship Form

Grant Report Form

Other References- Tips for Writing a Grant application - MS Word,


2020 Campaign Letter
2019 Campaign Letter
2018 Campaign Letter