Community Foundation opens grant process June 1

Jun 16, 2014

The Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) will accept grant applications beginning June 1. Grants may be submitted for programming or capital projects. The grant application deadline is July 15 at 5 p.m.

Nonprofit, 501.c.3 organizations can apply for grants by visiting the Community Foundation's website at www.communityfoundationofjohnsoncounty.org and click on "Grants from the Endowment." Grant guidelines and examples are listed online to assist applicants with their grant requests.

Applicants will be assigned a password when they start the process, which allows applicants to complete the application process in phases if they are interrupted. Applicants are also required to attach a budget and financial information with the application.

Grants in the following areas will be considered: Arts, Culture & Humanities; Education
Environment & Animals; Health & Human Services; and Public & Societal Benefit.

Community Fund affiliates in the communities of Coralville, Iowa City, Lone Tree, North Liberty, Swisher, Tiffin and University Heights will have opportunities to review and determine grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving their locations.

A new fund for 2014, 5224Good, has selected food insecurity as its focus for funding this year. Approximately $20-25,000 will be available for one or more grants to address food insecurity issues. Applicants should follow the standard on-line application for consideration.

This is the sixth year applications can be completed and submitted on-line. For information about the Community Foundation grant application, contact Mike Stoffregen, executive director, at 319.337.0483.

The Community Foundation of Johnson County is the preferred vehicle to build a stronger community through philanthropy. In the decade since establishing the Community Foundation of Johnson County, has raised more than $17 million in endowed assets and nearly $6 million in bequests, and distributed more than $6.5 million in grants and $713,000 in sponsor support. Additionally, your gifts have encouraged more than 32,460 volunteer service hours for 136 charitable giving and endowed funds at a cost of only 1.28 percent to accomplish its goals – build an endowment for the greater community good. For Good . . . For Ever.



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