Grant Application

The deadline for the Open Grant Cycle is March 15th and September 15th, 5:00 pm annually.  These grants are available to agencies working within southwest Missouri and communities of IDF, IsoNova and FITCO operations (as detailed below). Grants are made for one year only and typically range from $1,000 to $20,000. To begin the application process, please contact Heather Zoromski at or 417-888-1495. Late applications will not be considered. To preview grant application questions, click here – DFF Grant Application Questions 2019

The Darr Family Foundation considers grant applications from nonprofit agencies providing services that meet the foundation’s mission of “empowering at-risk youth to overcome barriers to opportunity” and operate in these geographical areas:

  • Ten counties in Southwest Missouri: Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster.
  • Other communities that host operating facilities for FITCO and IsoNova, including:  Anniston, AL (Calhoun and Talladega counties); Dahlonega, GA (Lumpkin County); Eden Valley, MN (Meeker and Stearns Counties) Forest, MS (Scott County); Hanceville, AL (Cullman County); Lillington, NC (Harnett County); Spencer, IA (Clay County); Social Circle, GA (Walton and Newton Counties); and Texarkana, TX (Bowie County).


Foundation grants are not awarded to the following: for-profit organizations; projects outside the Foundation’s mission; organizations whose policies or practices discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation; political campaigns; or funding for loan payments. Other exclusions may apply at the discretion of the Foundation.

If your nonprofit organization meets this criteria, we invite you to begin the application process by contacting Heather Zoromski at or 417-888-1495. The deadline is March 15th and September 15th by 5:00 pm annually.