Community Foundation awards community grants to 52 area nonprofits

Dec 04, 2013

The Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) will grant $200,000 to 52 area nonprofit organizations.

The grant awards will be presented at the Community Foundation's annual luncheon meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at the Iowa City Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center. RSM McGladrey is the title sponsor of the annual luncheon event.

John Schnieder, CFJC vice president and grant committee chair, said the Foundation received 72 applications requesting more than $491,300 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 stronger with their assistance."

Schneider and Sarah Maiers, grant committee vice chair, coordinated efforts of 30 committee members to review and award grants in the areas of arts and culture; education; environment; health and human services and public / society.

Community Foundation partnered with the Coralville Community Fund and the following individual contributors and funds to make the grant awards: Albers Family Fund; AM Rotary; Angerer Family Fund; Project Hope; Bywater Family Fund; Coldren Fund for Elderly; Nowak Family Fund; Schwab / Burford Fund; Skaugstad Family Fund; and George and Betty Winokur Fund.

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

2013-2014 Grant Recipients
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts—The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites
FilmScene—FilmScene Capital Support
Iowa City Community Theatre—Update Iowa City Community Theatre Sound System
Iowa City Parks and Recreation Foundation—Restoration and Preservation of Cabins in Upper City Park
Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature—Little Free Library program
Johnson County Historical Society—Little School on the Prairie Summer Camp Program
Riverside Theatre—Riverside Theatre's 2013-14 Season
Summer of the Arts, Inc.—Cable Cord Protectors to Create a Safe Walking Environment at Festivals in Downtown Iowa City
The Englert Theatre—Family Series at The Englert Theatre
University of Iowa Foundation—Arts Share/Community Foundation of Johnson County Concert Series
Young Footliters—Young Footliters
4Cs Community Coordinated Child Care— Ready, Set, Go!
Antelope Lending Library—Antelope Lending Library Mobile Computer Lab
Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa—Civic Education Project
ICCSD Foundation—Visiting Author Program
Iowa College Access Network—Johnson County Career & College Access Program
Iowa Jobs for America's Graduates (iJAG)—iJAG: Guaranteeing Graduates Set for Success in Johnson County
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa—JA Our Community
Kate Wickham Parent Teacher Organization—Kate Wickham Elementary School Playground
Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County—Families and Schools Together (FAST) Project
University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA)—UI MA Senior Living Communities (SLC)
Friends of the Animal Center Foundation—Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center new building campaign
Iowa City Foreign Relations Council—Environmental Forums and Roundtables
Johnson County Heritage Trust—Land Protection and Conservation
Project GREEN—Historic Ned Ashton House Botanical Garden
Community Corrections Improvement Association: Children of Promise 1:1 Mentoring—Children of Promise Program Support
Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry—Retail Food Supplement Program
Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)—Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence
Elder Services, Inc—Senior Hunger
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois—Leadership Series for Low Income Girls
Iowa City Free Medical and Dental Clinic—Chronic Disease Care Management
Iowa City Free Medical and Dental Clinic—Free Clinic Computer Upgrades
Johnson County Agricultural Extension District—Pick A Better Snack
Kids First Law Center—Advocates Create Stability for Children of High-Conflict Divorce
MECCA SERVICES—Enhancing Co-occurring Services for Johnson County Residents
Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center—Tractor Purchase Project
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland—Prevention Education
Shelter House—Fairweather Lodge
Table to Table Food Distribution Network—Operational Support for Food Rescue Program in Johnson County
The Crisis Center of Johnson County
The Housing Fellowship—Security Deposit Loan Program
United Action for Youth—Kids First Divorce Workshops
United Action for Youth—Feed Your Face
Visiting Nurse Association of Johnson County—Information Systems Update
Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)—Stronger Together
Free Lunch Program—Free Lunch Program support at 1105 Gilbert Ct
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Johnson County—1105 Project
The Crisis Center of Johnson County—1105 Project; Phase 2 Construction Funding
Hills Fire Fighters Association—Gear
Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature—City of Literature signage
Iowa Women's Foundation—IWF Capacity Building
The Swisher American Legion Post 671—Swisher American Legion Table Upgrade

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