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Grant Application

The Wapello County Foundation grant can be completed electronically using the form below.

Optional: A printed version of your completed application may still be delivered to South Ottumwa Savings Bank, Trust Department, 320 Church St., Ottumwa, IA 52501, if you so choose.

Application Checklist

  • Copy of IRS nonprofit letter of determination for the organization or fiscal sponsor
  • Endorsement of project by governing body of organization (if applicable)
  • Project Budget
  • REQUIRED organization financial statements

Required organization financial statements:

  • The most recent balance sheet and profit/loss statement
    TheĀ Statement of Financial Position (sometimes called the balance sheet) is a financial statement that reports the assets, liabilities, and equity of the organization on a given date.
    The Statement of Activities (sometimes called the income statement, the profit and loss statement, or the income and expenses statement) summarizes the revenues, costs, and expenses incurred by the organization during a specific period of time.

If your organization does not have any of the above, please contact South Ottumwa Savings Bank for next steps.

(Governmental applicants should use department budget.)


Please contact:

Samantha Ulin
South Ottumwa Savings Bank
Trust Department
(641) 682-7541

The Wapello County Foundation has been a tremendous help to the City of Ottumwa in the past 10 years. I have found the Wapello County Foundation very generous and easy to work with. I hope they can continue their good work for Ottumwa.

Gene RathjeParks Director, City of Ottumwa

The Wapello County Foundation is a critical resource for the continued well-being of our local arts community. Its funding of projects and equipment for arts organizations has played a vital role in making the arts available to every single constituent of Wapello County.

Dennis WillhoitExecutive Director, Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra

Funds from the Wapello County Foundation have made a significant impact on the learning environment in Ottumwa. In a community where many of our families are eligible for the federal free and reduced lunch program, these funds have a direct impact on participation in activities.

Kim HelligeCommunity Programs, Ottumwa Schools

Main Street Ottumwa is thankful to have the support of the Wapello County Foundation. Their partnership allows MSO to better fulfill our mission by funding projects and programs which would not be possible without assistance. We, and other organizations in Wapello County, are fortunate to have the foundation to make our community a better place.

Fred ZesigerExecutive Director, Main Street Ottumwa

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