The Community Foundation of Marshall County is pleased to announce that the 2019 guidelines and funding cycles for the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund are now available.  The purpose of this fund is to support long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in Marshalltown due to the July 2018 tornado.

Distinct from the Community Foundation’s annual community grant application, the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund will have three funding cycles in 2019 and utilize a Letter of Intent process to identify projects for the fund to support. This opportunity is open to tax-exempt, non-profit entities classified by the IRS as 501(C)(3) organizations, public schools, or government entities.  Funds must be used for mid-to-long term recovery and rebuilding efforts in the tornado affected area.  The minimum request amount is $20,000.  Applicants are required to demonstrate investment in the projects by providing a cash match that is a minimum of 50% of the total grant requested from the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund.  Please visit the Community Foundation of Marshall County’s website at for more specific information on the letter of intent process.

2019 Rebuild Marshalltown Fund Process & Timelines:

2019 Schedule Letter of Intent Deadline Invitation to Submit Full Application Full Application Deadline (Invited Applicants Only) Funding Announcement



March 1, 2019


March 19, 2019


April 19, 2019


May 1, 2019




July 1, 2019


July 19, 2019


August 19, 2019


September 3, 2019




October 1, 2019


October 18, 2019


November 19, 2019


December 2, 2019

“I am amazed at the cleanup, recovery and rebuilding that has occurred in our community the past six months.  It also has become evident there are long term rebuilding challenges that lie ahead.  I am thankful the Community Foundation leadership had the forethought to establish the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund to assist with the long term recovery effort.” says Community Foundation Executive Director, Julie Hitchins.

“The Community Foundation of Marshall County thanks the over 200 individual and business donors that have contributed to the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund. This fund allows CFMC to work with community partners to maximize the impact of long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts,” adds fund co-chairs Heidi Dalal & Steve Troskey.

If you have any questions, you can contact Julie Hitchins, Community Foundation of Marshall County Executive Director, via email.


The mission of the Community Foundation of Marshall County is to improve the quality of life in Marshall County by building charitable endowments and by addressing critical needs of our communities in partnership with nonprofit organizations and donors. The Community Foundation of Marshall County is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, a community foundation that is confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.