Previously Awarded Grants

Emergency Response Grants Awarded

On March 16, 2020, the Community Foundation of Johnson County activated our emergency response fund with a commitment of $25,000 to assist with our community’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.  The Community Foundation awarded $164,871.66 in emergency funding to 35 local nonprofit organizations thanks to the generosity of individuals, families, businesses and charitable foundations who made gifts of support to the Emergency Response Fund.

The Emergency Response Fund provides flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in Johnson County working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

Below you’ll find the listing of grants awarded.

4 C’s Community Coordinated Child Care – $2,400 to support communication with providers through technology

Antelope Lending Library – $5,846 to support continued safe distribution of books

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Johnson County – $5,000 to support keeping matches connected through technology

Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa – $2,500 to support emergency operations

Childserve – $2,000 for continuity of care during COVID-19 crisis.  This grant was fully funded by the Coralville Community Fund.

CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank – $6,500 for operational support

Coralville Community Food Pantry – $4,000 for diapers, baby food and food assistance for Coralville Families. This grant was partially funded by the Coralville Community Fund

Domestic Violence Intervention Program – $5,000 for emergency housing for victims and survivors of abuse

FilmScene – $2,500 for emergency operational support

Free Lunch Program – $3,000 for COVID-19 relief emergency funding

Horizons – A Family Services Alliance – $2,500 for weekend frozen meals for Johnson County Meals on Wheels Program.  This grant was partially funded by a grant from the Coralville Community Fund.

Houses into Homes – $1,800 to support bedbug prevention and delivery costs

IC Compassion – $2,848 to purchase a refrigerator, food supplies and AmeriCorp Vista cost share expenses

Iowa Children’s Museum – $2,500 for emergency operational support

Iowa City Community School District Healthy Kids School Based Clinic – $2,500 to support the purchase of emergency personal protective equipment, medication costs for patients, and lab testing costs

Iowa City Community School District Foundation – $11,500 to support at-home learning initiatives. This grant was partially funded by the Coralville Community Fund.

Iowa City Fab Lab – $3,000 to produce emergency personal protective equipment for local healthcare organizations

Iowa City Free Medical Clinic – $6,000 to support clinic operations

Iowa Legal Aid – $7,500 to provide emergent legal services to low-income Johnson County residents

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity – $5,000 for mortgage relief for Habitat Homeowners

Johnson County Community Emergency Response Team – $14,600 to purchase a utility trailer to transport critical supplies during the pandemic.  This grant was funded thanks to a generous gift of $10,000 from United Iowa Financial.

North Liberty Community Pantry – $7,500 for safe food delivery and distribution supplies

Our Kids/Open Heartland – $6,000 for rental assistance for at-risk, minority families

Orchestra Iowa – $2,500 for emergency operational support

Refugee and Immigrant Association – $4,050 for increased access to COVID-19 related information for non-English speaking community members

Riverside Theater – $2,500 for emergency operational support

Salvation Army Heartland Division – $2,500 for COVID-19 related expenses

Shelter House – $10,000 to provide emergency operational support; $5,982.66 to fund housing case management; $265 to support the collaborative effort of communicating eviction protection information through Project Better Together

Solon Senior Support – $3,000 to support restaurants serving seniors

Summer of the Arts – $5,000 to support virtual arts performances

Systems Unlimited – $3,100 to support the purchase of extra medical equipment in response to COVID-19

Table to Table – $9,000 to fund an emergent need for a food distribution vehicle.  This grant was partially funded by the Coralville Community Fund.

The Englert Theater – $2,500 for emergency operational support

The Housing Fellowship – $5,000 for emergency operational support/housing assistance

United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties – $7,500 to provide basic needs assistance to individuals and families in Johnson County

2019 Grants Awarded

The 2019 granting program commenced with the annual grant award luncheon on October 16, 2019 the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center.

The Community Foundation facilitated the funding of 65 grants to 57 Johnson County nonprofits totaling $312.433.58.

Below you’ll find the listing of grants awarded in 2019 categorized by focus area.

Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Iowa City Public Library – Creating Readers – Schwab-Burford Fund – $3,750.00

Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism – High School Journalism Project – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $1,000.00

Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature – One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival – Angerer Fund, Catalano Fund, Community Foundation of Johnson County – $10,000.00

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts – Moving Upward!  Expanding Children’s Theatre programming for Teens – Angerer Fund – $7,500.00.

Friends of Iowa City New Horizons Band – Silver Anniversary of Lifelong Music Making – Wallace Family Fund & Community Foundation of Johnson County – $4,159.80

Family Folk Machine – Family Folk Machine Youth Ukulele Project – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $1674.85

United Action for Youth – Music Studio and Community Events Project – Paula O. and Lowell Brandt Fund, Savin-Potter Fund, Community Foundation of Johnson County – $5,615.30

Orchestra Iowa Inc – 2019-20 Concerts, Educational Programs, & Community Engagement – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $3,750.00

University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium – joyUS, justUS – a residency and performance with Las Cafeteras and CONTRA-TIEMPO – Catalano Fund – $2,500.00

The Iowa Children’s Museum – The ICM ArtSmart Initiative – Skaugstad Family Fund – $3,5000.00

State University of Iowa Foundation – Publishing Young Writers, Empowering Young Minds – 5224GOOD – $4,000.00 

Combined Efforts Theatre – Dynamic Dance: An Inclusive Performance – 5224GOOD – $7,000.00 

University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art – The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art 2019-20 Senior Living Communities Program – 5224GOOD – $3,000.00

Iowa City Community School District Foundation – Any Given Child – 5224GOOD – $10,000.00

Riverside Theatre – Free Shakespeare in the Park – 5224GOOD & Community Foundation of Johnson County – $10,000.00 

Jones Academy of Performing Arts  Jones Academy of Performing Arts – 5224GOOD – $10,000.00

Education

Refugee and Immigrant Association – Academic Improvement Program – Martin Family Fund – $3,388.87

4Cs Community Coordinated Child Care – 4Cs “Starting Strong” – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $7,580.00 

Iowa Writers’ House – Johnson County Leads Iowa in Diversity Education: Developing a Multicultural Curriculum for ICCSD  – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $5,350.00

The Dream Center – R.I.S.E. (Responsible Individuals Striving For Excellence) – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $5,000.00 

I Can Read Inc – I Can Read Songs Spanish Parent Empowerment – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $280.00

Preucil School of Music – Music Together® at Headstart – Wallace Family Fund – $2,538.00

Iowa City Community School District Foundation – Closing the Gap! – The Raymond L. and Janet M. Bywater Family Fund, Palmer Holden Fund, Nowak Family Fund and Community Foundation of Johnson County – $9,735.33

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties – Diversity & Inclusion Literacy Kit Project – AM Rotary – $1,000.00

Iowa City Community School District Foundation – School of the Wild– Schwab-Burford Fund & Martin Family Fund – $10,000.00 

Antelope Lending Library  – School-Year Neighborhood Bookmobile Service – Stoffregen Grant & AM Rotary – $6,411.93

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties – Summer Reading Buddies Program – George and Betty S. Winokur Fund and Bob and Hutha Sayre Fund – $5,799.00

FilmScene – FilmScene High School Film Program – George and Betty S. Winokur Fund – $7,525.00

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa – Transforming “I Can’t” into “I Can!”: Economic Education Programs – North Liberty Community Fund – $1,043.50

Environment/Animals

Friends of the Animal Center Foundation – Veterinary Anesthesia Machine – Wallace Family Fund – $2,500.00

Project GREEN – Project GREEN Annual Parkways Maintenance – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $2,697.22

Bur Oak Land Trust – Creating Conservation Education Opportunities for Johnson County Youth – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $2,697.22

Health Services

Iowa City Free Medical Clinic – FMC Clinic Assistant – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $3,289.26

Iowa City Hospice – Supportive Care:  Supporting People through Serious Illness – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $4,289.26

Iowa City Free Medical Clinic – Diabetic Supplies for Free Clinic Patients – Vandenberg Family Fund, Schwab-Burford, AM Rotary, and Community Foundation of Johnson County – $7,289.26

Johnson County Visiting Nurse Association – Purchase of an Employee Picture Identification Card Printer – Schwab-Burford Fund – $2,000.00

National Alliance on Mental Illness – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): R Place Peer Recovery Program: A Place for Peer Support – Martin Family Fund, AM Rotary and Community Foundation of Johnson County – $2,971.86

Human Services

Free Lunch Program – Free Lunch Program of Iowa City – Angerer Fund – $6,000.00

Elder Services Inc – Horizons Meals on Wheels – Coldren Fund & Community Foundation of Johnson County  – $10,000.00

The Salvation Army Iowa City Corps Hot Meals, Warm Hearts – Angerer Fund – $7,500.00

Coralville Community Food Pantry – School Break Nutrition Program – Vandenberg Family Fund, Angerer Fund, AM Rotary, and Community Foundation of Johnson County  $7,000.00

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity – Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Builds – Karen Terra Fund, Bob and Hutha Sayre Fund and Community Foundation of Johnson County – $5,534.98

CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank  Stocking Empty Shelves: Fighting Food Insecurity in Johnson County AM Rotary & Community Foundation of Johnson County – $4,750.00

CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank – Basic Needs Assistance for Johnson County Families – Angerer Fund & AM Rotary – $6,000.00

Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce – Angerer Fund – $3,000.00

Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County – G! WORLD – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $3,000.00

Iowa Valley RC&D – 2020 Grow: Johnson County Food Sovereignty Project – Community Foundation of Johnson County –  $3,000.00

Fifth Ward Saints North – Laptops for Learning –  Westemeyer Fund – $1,000.00

Inside Out Re-Entry Community – Inside Out Reentry Community – Project H.O.P.E., AM Rotary and Community Foundation of Johnson County – $5,981.09

University of Iowa – 24-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Response – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $3,000.00

TRAIL of Johnson County – TRAIL Supported Membership Program – Coldren Fund – $2,660.00

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland – Preventive Reproductive Health Services – Vandenberg Family Fund – $1,000.00

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity – Helping Hands – Skaugstad Family Fund – $1,317.03

Domestic Violence Intervention Program – The Domestic Violence Intervention Program Youth Education – AM Rotary – $2,000.00

North Liberty Community Pantry – A Hand Up For Children – North Liberty Community Fund – $1,565.23

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois – Leadership and Character Building for Girls – Hills Bank – $5,363.53

Catherine McAuley Center – Resource Navigation Support for Refugees Resettled in Johnson County – Savin & Potter Fund   $1,128.72

Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa – Scholarship support for Grant Wood and Twain – Martin Family Fund – $5,760.00

Public and Societal Benefit

City of Hills – Park Stage Enhances Quality of Life in Hills, Iowa – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $10,000.00

City of Coralville-Parks Department – Creekside Flow Trail – Community Foundation of Johnson County  – $4,732.87

Friends of Iowa CASA and FCRB – 2019 Johnson County CASA Program Support – Community Foundation of Johnson County – $5,000.00

Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County – Capacity Building Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County – NOVA Fund & Community Foundation of Johnson County – $2,000.00

Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center – Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center Data Collection and Assessment Project – Coldren Fund – $6,205.44

Swisher Farmer’s Market – Swisher Farmers Market Infrastructure Project – Swisher Community Fund – $1,000.00

City of Solon – Solon Rec & Nature Community Improvement Plan – Schwab-Burford Fund – $3,447.95

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