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    Community Foundation opens grants for local non-profits

    Community Foundation of Greater Muscatinehttps://www.muscatinecommunityfoundation.org/
    The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine is a community-wide, county-wide charitable organization actively working to improve the quality of life in Muscatine County through philanthropy. For more information about applying for grants or establishing your own fund for granting purposes, call the Community Foundation at 563-264-3863 or visit the website at www.muscatinecommunityfoundation.org.

    Muscatine Living

    MUSCATINE, Iowa–The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine opened applications for additional grants. Non-profit organizations delivering programs and services in Muscatine County may apply.

    The Community foundation has $100,000 of grant funding available. Programs may receive grants up to $10,000. Due to the current circumstances, the Community Foundation will prioritize applicants demonstrating a need for funding related to COVID-19.

    The Community Foundation has the following grants available:

    • Hilda E. Collitz for the Homeless — up to $7,300 available. Bequest provides grants to prevent homelessness in Muscatine County.
    • Hilda E. Collitz for Housing — up to $7,300 available. Bequest provides grants in the Greater Muscatine area for the acquisition of land and/or construction of living spaces to prevent homelessness.
    • George Millett Memorial — up to $6,000 available. A gift from the estate of George Millett benefiting those with mental disabilities in Muscatine County.
    • Ray Hockersmith Memorial — up to $4,600 available. Fund provides grants for the benefit of the blind, vision impaired, or disabled children under the age of 15 to experience special recreational activities.
    • Pat and Jim Powers Endowment — up to $600 available. Fund provides grants aimed at providing mental health programs and services.
    • Joe W. and Betty L. Rauch Memorial Endowment — up to $1,500 available. Fund provides grants focused on youth-based community priorities.
    • West Liberty Community Fund Grants — Grant supports high impact charitable activities for West Liberty, with a priority given to youth. Up to $3,000 available.
    • Community Continuity Grants — Opened March 17th, this fund assists nonprofits and supports the immediate and emerging needs of vulnerable individuals and families in Muscatine County caused by coronavirus containment efforts. Decisions made on a rolling basis.

    Apply for the grants listed above on-line at www.muscatinecommunityfoundation.org/county-endowment-re-granting-program/

    Charitable causes not registered as 501(c)3 or 509(a) organizations may qualify by partnering with another organization or the Community Foundation. Contact Jennifer Conard, Communications Coordinator at 563-264-3863 with questions.

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