Organizations may apply for funds from the Miccio Foundation through a three-tier grant program. Applicants may apply for only one Miccio Foundation Standard or Mini grant per funding cycle. In addition to applying for a Standard or Mini grant, applicants may apply for one Jean M. Walker grant per cycle. Funding cycles occur twice annually, in May and November.
Standard and Mini Grants
The Foundation awards Standard grants to organizations licensed by the State of Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) as Pounds or Shelters. Typically, Standard Miccio grants are funded at $3,500. Standard grant requests may not exceed $10,000.
Organizations with 501c3 status are eligible for the Miccio Foundation Mini grant of up to $1,500. An IDALS pound or shelter license is not required. In exceptional circumstances, grants of more than $1,500 may be funded. Contact the Miccio Foundation Board prior to submitting such an application. Please note that you must contact the Foundation each time you request an exceptional circumstance exemption.
Help with Getting a Grant
Help with getting a grant and other funding strategies from the Humane Society of the United States.
Mail seven copies of all your grant materials to the address shown below:
The Miccio Foundation
P. O. Box 522
Iowa City, Iowa 52244-0522
Successful grant applicants will complete a Project Activity Report (PAR) no later than one year after grant is awarded.