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Opportunity Overview: As a service and form of assistance to those planning community health improvement projects, the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative Foundations Work Group would like to offer a chance for project leaders to get pre-grant proposal feedback on their concepts. Individual funders often will engage in pre-proposal and planning discussions around how to best position applications for their individual funding streams. That interaction is sometimes a step in the planning process not taken advantage of by community-based project planners and/or that can be an intimidating conversation for project planners to orchestrate. By bringing together multiple health-based funders and stakeholders, Iowa Healthiest State Initiative has orchestrated an opportunity for you to get an enhanced form of technical assistance to those seeking funder input and perspective by offering you the chance to get input from multiple funders simultaneously on your community health concept. The hope is that this third-party feedback can help strengthen your concept or provide you with perspectives that can ultimately assist in positioning it for resource commitments – internally or externally. Please use the following brief intake process to share a few basics regarding your work and have Iowa-based health funders weigh in on initial thoughts and things to consider as you’re at the formative stages of positioning the work for support.
Please note, all participating grantors have their own grant cycles. Please check the potential grantor's webpage for timelines related to grant opportunities.
The opportunity to be reviewed by this committee is not a promise of a receiving a grant.
Please fill out the below questions to help our committee better understand your proposal. This does not need to be a polished submission. Outlines and bulleted lists are acceptable.
Alternatively, if you’ve already developed a grant application, case for support or concept paper for this project idea, please feel free to upload that document (MS Word or PDF) here in addition or in lieu of fill-in responses.
Thank you to the organizations committed to be part of this Iowa Healthiest State Initiative effort:
Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation
Iowa Council of Foundations
Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa Affiliate
Telligen Community Initiative
The Wellmark Foundation