This year, the nonprofit organizations in Johnson County have seen an increased demand on their services. The Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) stepped up to support these organizations with two grant cycles. Last month, the CFJC awarded $314,822 through the Community Recovery and Nonprofit Support Grants Cycle. 52 unique organizations received grants through this cycle. Over 20 donor-advised funds held at the CFJC participated in supporting the grant requests, as well as 2 community funds and 2 community organizations. The grants were made to nonprofit organizations in two ways: 30 organizations received program support – dollars to fund a specific program or project; and 22 organizations received operating support – dollars to support general operations, programs, and fill gaps in their budgets. This flexible grantmaking allowed organizations to request the type of assistance they most need during this challenging time.
The Community Recovery and Nonprofit Support Grant Cycle was the second grants cycle for the CFJC this year. In March, the CFJC opened the Emergency Response Fund cycle to provide flexible resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. $199,871 was awarded in the Emergency Response Fund Grants Cycle. Between the two grants cycles the Community Foundation of Johnson County awarded over $500,000 to local nonprofits to support the services they provide in Johnson County. Find a full listing of the grants awarded here.