2021 Community Grants Listing

The 2021 Community Grants supported 59 organizations through both program and operating support. Program support grants fund particular programs and projects at organizations while operating support provides flexible funding for any operational needs of the organization. The 59 awards totaled $314,446.81 in support to our community’s nonprofits. See the full listing of grants below.

Operating Support Grants

Arts, Culture, & Humanities

Public Space One

The Englert Theatre Paula O. and Lowell Brandt Fund

The Iowa Children’s Museum Skaugstad Family Fund

The QuireAngerer Family Endowment Fund

Willow Creek Theatre Company


4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care – Atkinson Family Endowment Fund

North Liberty Library – North Liberty Community Fund

Swisher Community Library Swisher Community Fund

Environment and Animals

Johnson Clean Energy District 5224GOOD


ICCSD, Healthy Kids School Based Health Clinic

Iowa City Free Medical Clinic Angerer Family Endowment Fund & Schwab Burford Family Fund

Human Services

Dream City

Houses into Homes

Inside Out Reentry – Project H.O.P.E.

Iowa City Free Lunch Program Schwab Burford Family Fund

Iowa Legal Aid Angerer Family Endowment Fund

North Liberty Community Pantry

The Bird House – Liddell Westefeld Family Fund & Angerer Family Endowment Fund

The Domestic Violence Intervention Program Angerer Family Endowment Fund

The Salvation Army of Iowa City Angerer Family Endowment Fund

Public and Societal Benefit

Iowa City Bike Library

Open Heartland Growing Better Together Fund

Program Support Grants

Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Iowa City Community Theatre – Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Project – Raymond and Janet Bywater Family Fund

Orchestra Iowa – Celebrating Diversity and Togetherness through the Arts

Riverside Theatre – Free Shakespeare – Catalano Family Fund


Bicyclists of Iowa City – Create a Community-Wide Bike Education Program

I Can Read, Inc. – A Boost in Literacy for Kindergarten Children – Schwab Burford Family Fund

Iowa City Poetry – IC Speaks: Teen Writing Workshops – Bergus Family Charitable Giving Fund

Iowa College Access Network – Career and College Attainment Post-COVID

Kirkwood Community College Iowa City Career Access Project for Refugee & Immigrant Students

University of Iowa Foundation – Project Enhance: Enhancing the Workforce through Disability Employment

Environment and Animals

Backyard Abundance – Growing Resiliency with Nature – 5224GOOD

Bur Oak Land Trust Oakcrest Hill Trail Construction – Schwab Burford Family Fund & Savin and Potter Endowment

Harvest Preserve Foundation – Prairie Maintenance

Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development – 2022 Grow: Johnson County Production Inputs Project

Practical Farmers of Iowa – Savings Incentive Program

Table to Table – Environmental Impact through Food Waste Reduction – 5224GOOD


Atrium Village, Inc. – Skylight Project Coldren Fund for the Elderly

CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank – Mobile Crisis Outreach Expansion – Liddell Westefeld Family Fund

NAMI Johnson County – Community Arts Outreach Program

Solon Senior Advocates Meal and a Movie – Schwab Burford Family Fund

Team Breast Friends Breast Cancer Imaging Expenses & Individual Financial Assistance – Skaugstad Family Fund

The Village Community – Grow and Give

Human Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County – Early Engagement GAP – Boyd McGurk Endowment Fund & George and Betty Winokur Fund

Children and Families of Iowa – Supporting At-Risk Johnson County Residents – Schwab Burford Family Fund

Coralville Food Bank – Home Delivery Program Support

Families Helping Families of Iowa – Program Support for Johnson County Children in Foster Care – George and Betty Winokur Fund

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois – Leadership and Character Development Program – Hills Bank and Trust Company Fund

Grant Wood Elementary – Cuts for Wildcats – Bergus Family Charitable Giving Fund

HAVlife Johnson County – Preventing Lost Potential – Skaugstad Family Fund

Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center – Technology Investment for Post-Pandemic Hybrid Programming – Coldren Fund for the Elderly

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity – Helping Hands – Karen Terra Family Fund & Skaugstad Family Fund

Kids First Law Center – Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce – George and Betty Winokur Fund & Skaugstad Family Fund

TRAIL of Johnson County – Broadening Service to Seniors – Elliott Family Fund & Coldren Fund for the Elderly

United Action for Youth – Prevention Programming – George and Betty Winokur Fund

Public and Societal Benefit

IC Compassion – Global Food Project 5224GOOD

Iowa City Public Library – Grow with Local Libraries LIT

Shelter House Community Services – Energy Efficiency: Solar at Shelter Angerer Family Endowment Fund

Solon Firefighters Association – Fire Fighter Gear Area Lockers – Cappers Fund