Immanuel Vision Foundation
We believe that together, we are stronger and when we live and act through support, we can create a culture of generosity and love.
The Immanuel Vision Foundation was created in 2015 to provide financial support to non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organizations whose missions align with our own. In the short time the foundation has been in operation, we’ve supported an array of organizations seeking to make a difference in our community.
Foundation grants support organizations that:
- Meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of seniors
- Respond to needs in community health
- Support the ministry of the Church
Click here to see a list of the most recent list of grant recipients.
If your organization would like to apply for an Immanuel Vision Foundation grant, please see the requirements/criteria below as well as complete the downloadable application. If you have any questions, please contact the Mark Grorud, Immanuel Vision Foundation executive director at 402.829.6959 or via email.
Click here to download a grant application.
The Immanuel Vision Foundation accepts community grant applications up to an amount of $40,000 annually from February 1 - March 31. To be considered for the current grant cycle all completed applications MUST be received or postmarked no later than March 31. Applications can be delivered or mailed to Immanuel Vision Foundation, 1044 North 115th Street, Suite 500, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. Only completed applications will be considered.
Immanuel Vision Foundation supports organizations that:
- Demonstrate financial stability, strong leadership and consistent planning
- Implement innovation and catalytic opportunity
- Clearly define objectives and strategic plans
- Have developed additional, reliable sources of funding for the project requested
- Seniors - The foundation will support programs and initiatives that will implement the Immanuel vision that “all people will grow and age with dignity, safety and wellness.” Immanuel's expertise for the health and well-being of seniors make this a particular priority area for the foundation funding.
- Community Health - The foundation will support programs and initiatives that will strengthen and stabilize quality of life.
- The Church - Grants in this area will support programs that reflect a heritage of faith-based service to others.
- Geographical area: Seniors are identified as the post-65 age population living within the Immanuel Geographic area (the state of Nebraska or the Iowa communities of Council Bluffs and Des Moines, plus the Iowa counties of Boone, Dallas, Harrison, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Polk, Pottawattamie, Story and Warren).
- Applicant must provide a copy of its IRS Letter of Tax-Exempt Determination issued in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Applicant must provide a copy of organization's W-9 form (containing EIN number). Latest W-9 forms can be accessed from the IRS at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf
- Applicants may apply for only one grant per calendar year on the foundation schedule.
- An applicant that is declined may not re-apply for the same purpose for a period of two years.
- Applications in support of a specific program or project of an organization or entity will not be considered in any two consecutive years.
- The Immanuel Vision Foundation will accept multi-year grant applications (up to three years) for community grants in the spring grant cycle. Multi-year grants must be for the same program or project.
- If an applicant is awarded a multi-year grant (e.g., if an applicant is awarded a 3-year grant for the years 2020, 2021, 2022), that applicant is ineligible to apply for a grant from the Immanuel Vision Foundation in 2023.
We are not able to consider grant applications in the following categories:
- Other foundations or “pass through” organizations
- Debt reduction
- For-profit entities
- Social groups, or individual participants in those organizations
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military service, disability, or any other groups protected by law
- Field trips, tours, and conference attendance costs
- Fundraising events or sponsorships (e.g., golf tournaments, school events, etc.)
- Advertising or promotional merchandise
- Annual fundraising campaigns
- Animal welfare
- Support of school activities, clubs, and events; pageants; school-based organizations such as PTA or PTO
- Amateur or professional sports programs in all age groups