Community Foundation awards community grants

Nov 29, 2012

The Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) awarded $149,269 to 49 area nonprofit organizations.

The grant awards were presented at the Community Foundation's Grants Awards luncheon held Nov. 28, 2012, at the Iowa City Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center. As they have done for 8 years,
McGladrey LLP was the sponsor of the awards luncheon.

The Foundation awarded grants totaling $24,046 to arts and culture; $26,717 to education; $10,687 to environment; $40,076 to health and human services and $5,343 to public / society. Community Foundation contributors and community affiliates awarded an additional $42,400 to area nonprofit organizations.

Grant Committee vice chair Nancy Williams said the Foundation received 72 applications requesting more than $533,340 to fund programs. "We are so grateful to our many contributors and volunteers for their financial support and gifts of time that champion these very deserving organizations. Our community is growing stronger with their assistance."

The following is a listing of nonprofit organizations that will be recognized at the annual luncheon:

2012-2013 Grant Recipients

Cedar Rapids Symphony Association Inc.: Iowa City Concert Series
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts: CCPA Access Fund
Iowa City Noon Rotary: BFLA Educational / Cultural Exchange
Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center: ARTreach: An Information and Education Outreach Program for Johnson County Seniors
James Gang dba Public Space One: Zenzic Press Workshops
Johnson County Historical Society: Little School on the Prairie Summer Camp Program
North Liberty Community Betterment: Kids' Homemade Instrument Making at Blues & BBQ
Riverside Theatre: Match for RT in the Park Campaign
Summer of the Arts: Pole Banners to Create Awareness of Free Arts & Culture Events in Downtown Iowa City
United Action for Youth: UAY School for the Arts
University of Iowa Foundation: Arts Share / Community Foundation of Johnson County Concert Series

4Cs Community Coordinated Child Care: First Steps to Success
Iowa City Community School District: Project Lead the Way Expansion
Iowa City Community School District Foundation: School of the Wild
Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation: ICPL Children's Technology Center
Iowa College Access Network: Johnson County Career & College Access Program
Johnson County Extension: Pick a Better Snack
Nursing Scholarships: Leckliter & Nylin
Oakdale Community Choir: Music in the Prison
The Building Pros of Eastern Iowa: Commercial Construction Career Academy Development
The Iowa Children's Museum: Good to Grow!
Workplace Learning Connection (The Kirkwood Foundation): Workplace-Learning: Connection to the Future

Environment / Animals
Backyard Abundance: Abundant Safari Expansion
Iowa City Foreign Relations Council: Environmental Forums and Roundtables
Johnson County Heritage Trust: Conservation Land Stewardship
Trees Forever: Iowa City TreeKeepers

Health & Human Services
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County: School Buddies youth mentoring
Community Mental Health Center for Mid-Eastern Iowa CMHC: Accessibility to Mental Health Services
Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry: Retain Food Supplement Program
Domestic Violence Intervention: Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois: Johnson County Outreach
Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America: Trailblazers Scouting Outreach
Healthy Kids Clinic: Bright Smiles
Iowa City Free Medical & Dental Clinic: Chronic Care Magement
Kids First Law Center: Advocates Create Stability for Children of Divorce
Local Foods Connection: Local Foods Connection Client Agency Enrollment
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Johnson County: "In Our Own Voice"
Table to Table Food Distribution Network: Food Rescue Operation
The Crisis Center of Johnson County: Call Center Phone System Replacement
The Housing Fellowship: The Security Deposit Loan Program
The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Mobile Clinic: The University of Iowa Mobile Clinic – St. Patrick Church
Variety – The Children's Charity: Bikes for Kids

Public / Society
AM Rotary: Can Do Project
Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism: IowaWatch operating expenses
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity: The Furniture Project
Lone Tree Lions Club: Vision Testing
Public Access Television: Facility Improvements for PATV and Extend the Dream Foundation
Safety Village Iowa City / Coralville: Structure Repair / Landscaping Project
United Action for Youth: Community Youth Leadership Program

Community Affiliate Funds
The Community Foundation also granted $42,400 in donor-advised and affiliate funds from the following:
Schwab / Burford Fund, Coldren Home Endowment Fund, Old Capitol Quilters Guild, AM Rotary, Nowak Family Endowment Fund, Raymond and Janet Bywater Family Endowment Fund and the George and Betty Winokur Family Fund.

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