2014 - 2015 Grants

2014 - 2015 Grant Luncheon

2014_-_Riverside_Theatre_Good_People.jpgCommunity Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) awarded more than $250,000 to 52 area nonprofit organizations. The presentations were made at the Community Foundation’s Grant Award Luncheon held Dec. 4, 2014, at the Iowa City Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center.

As they have done for the past 10 years, McGladrey was the sponsor of the grant award luncheon.

CFJC also awarded grants from the following donor-advised and community fund affiliates: 5224Good, AM Rotary, Angerer, Bywater, Coldren Fund, Hills Bank & Trust, Language & Literature, Nowak Family, Potter and Savin, Schwab-Burford, Vandenberg, Winokur, Coralville Community Fund, North Liberty Community Fund and Swisher Community Fund.

The following nonprofit organizations received grants:

Arts
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre - Performances of "Billy Goats Gruff" in Coralville
Coralville Center for Performing Arts - Young Footliters Youth Theater
Iowa City Community Theatre - Love and Marriage Production
Iowa City Downtown District - Downtown Welcome Banners
Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature - One Book Two Book Children's Literature Festival
Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature - Outdoor Projection Project
North Liberty Community Betterment Group – NL Blues & BBQ Everyday Arts Pavilion
Riverside Theatre - LUCKY ME at Riverside Theatre
Summer of the Arts - Festival Welcome Entryway & Way finding Banners
The Iowa Children's Museum - ABC Walkabout Exhibit
University of Iowa Foundation - Arts Share/CFJC Concert Series

Education
4Cs Community Coordinated Child Care - 4Cs Quality Improvement Project
Bicyclist of Iowa City - Bike Rodeos for Iowa City Area Schools
Home Builders Association of Iowa City, Vocational Training Council - CCA STEM Hub project
I CAN READ - Kindergarten Kickstart with Literacy Songs
ICCSD Foundation – School of the Wild
Iowa City Community School District - Hills Elementary - Hills Learning Center Program
Iowa College Access Network – JC College & Career Readiness Program
Iowa Jobs for America's Graduates (iJAG) - iJAG: Supporting Student Potential for JC Youth
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity - Financial Literacy and Responsibility for All

Environment
Iowa City Foreign Relations Council - Environmental Forums and Roundtables
The Senior Center - "Brown Gold": Compost Music Video
Trees Forever - Iowa City TreeKeepers

Health & Human Services
Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry (CEFP) - Real Food Project
DVIP - Safety and Dignity for Adult and Youth Victims of Domestic Violence
Elder Services, Inc - Door through Door Medical Transportation
Free Lunch Program - Rent Supplement
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois - Girl Scout Outreach Program
Healthy Kids Community Care School-Based Health Clinic – Bright Smiles
IC Free Medical and Dental Clinic - Expanding Diabetic Care at the Free Clinic
IC Free Medical and Dental Clinic - Medications for Free Clinic Patients
Johnson County Visiting Nurse Association - Disaster Preparation
Kids First Law Center - Advocates for Children of High-Conflict Divorce
North Liberty Community Pantry - Gardening for Health Project
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc. - Prevention Education
Shelter House - Culinary Starts
Shelter House - Fairweather Lodge
Solon Senior Advocates, Inc. - Senior Advocate Transportation Project
Systems Unlimited, Inc. - Geri Chairs for Individuals Served by Employment Systems
Table to Table Food Distribution Network - Food Rescue Program on-going support
Crisis Center of Johnson County - Increased Food Purchases for Clients
Crisis Center of Johnson County - Coralville Residents-Emergency Financial Assistance
Crisis Center of Johnson County - North Liberty Residents-Emergency Financial Assistance
United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties – Summerships
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Public / Society
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County - Recruiting High-Quality Volunteers for Longer, Stronger Impact
Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa - Identify Me! Community ID program
Coralville Veterans Memorial Committee - Veterans Memorial Project
Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism - IowaWatch - IowaWatch audience engagement program
IC Parks and Recreation Foundation - Upper City Park Cabin Restoration & Preservation
Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County - The Volunteer Development Project
Swisher American Legion Post 671 - Upgrade / replace Banquet Style Chairs