Granting maximizes community resources

May 18, 2016

The Community Foundation of Johnson County's (CFJC) has earned a reputation as a trusted financial resource through demonstrated stability and integrity. Our organization works with local advisors and others to maximize investment resources for the long-term benefit of our community. CFJC serves with individuals, business and nonprofit organizations to grow endowment provide ongoing support for area charitable organizations and meet our community's greatest needs.
CFJC grant application process opens June 1 to accept funding requests from nonprofit organizations for operations, programs, capital projects or match funds to establish an endowment fund. The grant application deadline is Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m.

Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants by visiting CFJC's website at and click on "Apply for a Grant."
From 2000 through December 2016, CFJC awarded more than $9.27 million to local community groups:

• $3.5 million – Health / Human Services
• $1.8 million – Arts / Culture
• $1.1 million – Community Development
• $856,340 – Education
• $632,381 – Ecumenical
• $354,526 – Youth / Scholarships
• $389,023 – Public / Society Benefit
• $259,527 – Agency
• $241,032 – Other
• $102,066 – Environment

Thanks to the leadership of board members Nancy Richardson and Pat Heiden the grant process involves more than 30 community volunteers who review each grant and make the recommendations regarding funding to the CFJC Board of Directors.

Last year, we collaborated with our donor-advised funders, including AM Rotary, AnotherDoor, Loretta Angerer, Butler-Rettig, James Fluck and Julie Scott, Nowaks, Schwab & Burford, and 5224Good, Community Fund Affiliates and service clubs to award more than $250,000 in grants to champion important projects serving the Johnson County community and its residents.

All of this has been accomplished while growing assets to $20 million. This remarkable achievement and our success is due to our generous donors, an engaged board of directors, volunteers and dedicated staff. CFJC is grateful to all who support our organization.

We invite you to support CFJC with your donations or start a new fund, identify new innovative programs, develop funding sources and help meet the growing needs in our community.

Your contribution can be your legacy to make an impact to strengthen and transform lives and build a stronger community. Visit to learn more or give us a call at 319.337.0483. We will help you achieve your charitable giving goals.

Mike Stoffregen, Executive Director, and Sheila Boyd, Director of Development
Community Foundation of Johnson County Community Foundation of Johnson County



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