Inclusive Johnson County

Inclusive Johnson County

At the Community Foundation of Johnson County, we know that a thriving community simply cannot exist where all are not welcomed, invited to the table, protected, and regarded as equal.

To support this important work, our board of directors established the Inclusive Johnson County Fund in the summer of 2020. The fund will provide financial support for community outreach and education on topics regarding race and bias, promote diversity and inclusion within nonprofit organizations, support cultural events, and much more.

This fund is open for donations and will continue to support inclusion in Johnson County through the efforts of our nonprofit organizations as well as specific efforts of the Community Foundation of Johnson County. To contribute to this fund, please click here.

The Fund in Action

The timeline below highlights the activities of the Inclusive Johnson County Fund, including grants made from the fund.

The Community Foundation is also accepting gifts to the Inclusive Johnson County Fund in the following ways:

By phone: (319) 337-0483
By email: Shirley Fliehler shirley@cfjc.org
By mail, with checks made out to Community Foundation of Johnson County with Inclusive Johnson County Fund in the memo.

August 2020: BIPOC Business Grants

The fund allowed the CFJC to assist with the creation and administration of a granting program for BIPOC small businesses in the Iowa City area. 33 businesses were awarded grants totaling $51,950.

July 2020: Lead Gift Obtained

The Stanley Center for Peace and Security made the lead gift to the fund, opening the door for immediate funding opportunities and providing leadership in establishing donors to the fund.

June 2020: CLP Scholarships

The fund provided two scholarships for minority participation in the Iowa City Business Partnership’s Community Leadership Program. The scholarships provide full funding for two participants.

June 2020: Juneteenth Celebration

The fund provided financial support to the Iowa City Area Juneteenth Celebration, assisting in providing free food for attendees.

June 2020: Fund Established

At the Community Foundation of Johnson County, we know that a thriving community simply cannot exist where all are not welcomed, invited to the table, protected, and regarded as equal.

To support this important work, our board of directors established the Inclusive Johnson County Fund to provide financial support for community outreach and education on topics regarding race and bias, promoting diversity and inclusion within nonprofit organizations, support cultural events, and much more.

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