The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Endowment Challenge Grants and Stability Grants deadline for Iowa’s cultural organizations is May 1.

Eligibility for the Cultural Trust Endowment Challenge Grant is based on the  submission of a strategic plan,  a multi-year fundraising plan with a focus on sustainability through measurable goals and organizations must show their ability to raise $3 in funds for every $1 in grant funds received. Eligible cultural organizations can request up to $30,000.

Applicants for the Cultural Stability Trust Grant can request up to $2,500. The  funds can be used across many areas of the organization, including salary costs, training, fundraising and the hiring of consultants. Eligible organizations must show a dollar-for-dollar cash match.

For more information, or to apply for the Cultural Trust Endowment Challenge Grant or the Cultural Stability Trust Grant, visit or call 515-281-5111.