Yeoman & Company Tools Grant

Keep Iowa Beautiful partners with Iowa tool manufacturer, Yeoman & Company for the Yeoman Tools grant program. The grant is available to “Friend Groups” from Iowa State Parks awarding up to $200 in tool grants for each applicant. These tools assist volunteers in clean up and beautification projects within Iowa’s State Parks. Annually, 8 to 10 grants of up to $200 each are available.

Who Can Apply?

In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of Iowa’s State Parks in 2020, “Friend Groups” of Iowa State Parks are eligible to apply. Application deadline is March 1, 2019.

Types of Tools Available

Up to $200 worth of garden shovels, spades, rakes, hoes, shears, pruners, trimmers and hand tools are available through this grant. Grant award recipients must purchase Yeoman Tools through their online catalog at Additional tools may be purchased, but only $200 will  be reimbursed through this grant.

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Process for Reimbursement

Your award notification from Keep Iowa Beautiful and Yeoman Tools will authorize you to purchase Yeoman tools through their online catalog. Upon completion of the park project, submit a final report, photos of the project and the Yeoman Tools receipt to Bill Jackson via email:

Submission of Photos and Media Coverage

Copies of any photos (with everyone and everything clearly identified) and news or media coverage should be submitted, if available, with the reimbursement receipt request. Submission of any photos gives Yeoman & Company and Keep Iowa Beautiful the rights to use the photos in their publications and websites.

Grant Request Tips

  • Consider clean-up and beautification projects that improve your Iowa State Park
  • School service leaning projects involving local youth are encouraged
  • Name other organizations and/or partners involved
  • List anticipated number of volunteers

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