The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine (CFGM) has opened their fall grant applications! Non-profit, charitable tax-exempt organizations delivering programs and services to residents of Muscatine County may apply. Local nonprofits in Muscatine County have over $100,000 in grants available to them. The CFGM has the following grants available:
Impact Grants, funded through the County Endowment Re-Granting Program, have a $5,000 limit per organization. The program has up to $60,000 of grant funding available this cycle. Focus areas include arts, education, human service, culture, environment, heritage, and health.
The County Endowment Re-Granting Program receives funding annually from a percentage of the state’s commercial gaming tax revenue. Because the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine holds National Council of Foundations accreditation and qualification from the Iowa Department of Economic Development, they receive these grant dollars and re-grant them for programs, projects, and services enhancing the quality of life in Muscatine County. Additional Impact Grant funding include the following:
- Hilda E. Collitz for the Homeless: This bequest provides grants for the use and benefit of those in the Greater Muscatine area to prevent homelessness or for the homeless. Up to $5,000 remains in grant funding for this cycle.
- Hilda E. Collitz for Housing: This bequest provides grants for the use and benefit of those in the Greater Muscatine area for the acquisition of land and/or construction of living spaces to prevent families and individuals from homelessness. Preference will go to Muscatine Habitat for Humanity’s Muscatine County projects. Up to $2,000 remains in grant funding for this cycle.
- George Millett Memorial: A gift from the estate of George Millett used for grants to benefit those with mental disabilities who live in Muscatine County. Up to $2,500 remains in grant funding for this cycle.
- Ray Hockersmith Memorial: This fund provides grants for the benefit of the blind, vision impaired, or disabled children under the age of fifteen to experience special recreational activities. Up to $3,000 remains in grant funding for this cycle.
- Pat and Jim Powers Endowment: This fund provides grants aimed at providing mental health programs and services. Up to $600 in grant funding remains in this cycle.
- Muscatine Health Support Fund Grants: The Muscatine Health Support Fund encourages, assists, establishes, maintains, and develops in and for the City of Muscatine and surrounding area, projects to improve community health and aid the growth and development of the health care system for the community. The grant goes to groups who benefit our community’s health care system through capital improvements, pilot or start-up projects with plans for future funding, and one-time need and medical equipment. Priority will go to the two community health focus areas identified through the Muscatine County Heath Improvement Plan, mental health and substance abuse. Up to $40,000 remains in grant funding for this cycle.
- West Liberty Community Fund Grants for West Liberty: By West Liberty: The Fund allows for a unique opportunity for residents to give back and support the community they care about. The grant goes to high impact charitable activities for West Liberty, with a priority given to youth. Up to $5,000 remains in this granting cycle.
Find applications for the grants listed above on-line at www.muscatinecommunityfoundation.org/county-endowment-re-granting-program/. If your charitable cause does not have 501(c)3 designation, you may qualify by partnering with another organization or the Community Foundation.