The Iowa Heart Foundation is dedicated to promoting cardiovascular health in our communities by increasing awareness, providing access to information and assisting those in need. All funding, programs and services remain within Iowa. Additional information regarding the mission and activities of the Foundation may be found here.
The Iowa Heart Foundation awards charitable grants to businesses and organizations that provide services or programming based upon the following criteria:
Only one grant will be awarded annually per company or program. Applications will be reviewed by Iowa Heart Foundation Board members.
Click here for the Grant Application.
Iowa Heart Foundation is committed to supporting Iowa communities. Outlined below are the charitable giving mission, values, goals, funding priorities and process for applying for a charitable gift.
Iowa Heart Foundation seeks to align its charitable giving with its core values and mission.
These values grow out of the backgrounds of Iowa Heart Foundation’s founders. We support approaches that are nonsectarian, non-partisan and accessible to diverse populations.
Consistent with our mission and values, Iowa Heart Foundation’s charitable giving focuses primarily on improving quality of
life for Iowans and their communities by:
Each year a maximum of 10 percent of IHF annual operating budget will be designated for charitable giving subject to Board review. Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with IRS tax-exempt status. In reviewing proposals, IHF will give priority to the following types of initiatives:
IHF does not generally support religious organizations, clubs, fraternal groups, political campaigns or lobbying groups, unless funds will be used to support programs that are open to the public and/or directly serve the public interest.
Organizations requesting funding for placement of an AED should complete the AED-placement application. Organizations requesting less than $500 whose efforts fall within the scope of IHF charitable donation focus areas are invited to apply for funding by submitting a one-page letter stating the general nature of the organization and the program
for which funding is sought.
Organizations requesting $500 or more and whose efforts fall within the scope of IHF charitable donation focus areas should complete the charitable giving grant application or complete and send this PDF.
Applicants may include annual reports, brochures and/or other materials that will assist in evaluating the organization and its proposal.
Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed quarterly. Funding decisions are based on available resources and the degree to which proposals meet IHF charitable giving priorities and review criteria. Organizations may only submit one application each year. Applicants can expect to be informed of funding decisions within three months of submitting their proposal.