Racial Justice Fund
This fund has been established to further advance racial justice, equity, and inclusion in Muscatine and Louisa Counties. Granting funds are available to qualified, charitable organizations whose work acts as an accelerator or reduces barriers towards racial justice, centered on those most marginalized in our service area.
To ensure we move forward collectively, and address a broad range of opportunities, priority will be given to:
- Grants that are collaborative across a networked alliance
- Grants that connect multiple issues or communities
- Applicant organization/networks who are led by people of color
Muscatine Charities, Inc. Fund
Muscatine Charities will be granting up to $50,000 to local non-profit organizations.
Traditionally, organizations supported by Muscatine Charities funding would wait until the end of the year to apply for grant money. Due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the granting period is opening early on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. At that time, area charities will be able to apply for grant money through the Muscatine Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine website.
To apply click HERE.
Community Continuity Grant
This fund has been established to assist nonprofits and support the immediate and evolving needs of our neighbors in Muscatine County caused by coronavirus containment efforts. This application is open to Muscatine County non-profit organizations.
Click HERE for application
Impact Grants funded through the County Endowment Re-Granting Program have a $10,000 limit per program. Up to $100,000 of grant funding is available in this cycle. Focus areas include arts, education, human service, culture, environment, heritage, and health. Priority will be given to applicants demonstrating a need for funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The County Endowment Re-Granting Program is funded annually by a percentage of the state’s commercial gaming tax revenue. Because the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine is accredited by the National Council of Foundations and qualified by the Iowa Department of Economic Development, we receive these grant dollars and re-grant them for programs, projects and services enhancing the quality of life in Muscatine County.
Additional grants are also available:
Hilda E. Collitz for the Homeless – up to $7,300 available
This bequest provides grants to prevent homelessness in Muscatine County.
Hilda E. Collitz for Housing – up to $7,300 available
This bequest provides grants for the use and benefit of those in the Greater Muscatine area for the acquisition of land and/or construction of living spaces to prevent families and individuals from homelessness. Preference will be given to Muscatine Habitat for Humanity’s Muscatine County projects.
George Millett Memorial – up to $6,000 available
A gift from the estate of George Millett is used for grants to benefit those with mental disabilities who are residents of Muscatine County.
Ray Hockersmith Memorial – up to $4,600 available
This fund provides grants for the benefit of the blind, vision impaired or disabled children under the age of 15 to experience special recreational activities.
Pat and Jim Powers Endowment – up to $600 available
This fund provides grants aimed at providing mental health programs and services.
Joe W. and Betty L. Rauch Memorial Endowment – up to $1,500 available
This fund provides grants focused on youth-based community priorities.
West Liberty Community Fund Grants
For West Liberty. By West Liberty.
Included in the Impact Grants, this fund allows for a unique opportunity for residents to give back and support the community they care about. The grant is aimed at high impact charitable activities for West Liberty, with a priority given to youth. Up to $3,000 is available.
KNG Gives Grants
Muscatine County youth will benefit from youth-related nutrition support programs supported by KNG Gives created by Kent Nutrition Group.
The specific purpose for creating KNG Gives is to be a social impact program that provide assistance, aid, and financial support to the communities, customers, employees they serve. Kent Nutrition Group is a division of Kent Corporation, a family-owned company, headquartered in Muscatine, IA.
To apply for a grant, the organization must be a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization or governmental entity such as a public school.
All projects must directly support improving youth nutrition in our area.
Muscatine Health Support Fund Grants
The Muscatine Health Support Fund’s mission is to:
… encourage, assist, establish, maintain, and develop in and for the City of Muscatine, IA, and surrounding area, projects to improve the community health and aid the growth & development of the health care system for the community.
The grant is intended to benefit our community’s health care system through:
- Capital improvements
- Pilot or Start-up projects with plans for future funding
- One-time need and medical equipment
Priority will be given to the two community health focus areas identified through the Muscatine County Heath Improvement Plan:
- Mental Health
- Substance Abuse
Grant Application Guidelines
Before you get started consider the following guidelines:
Your proposal must benefit Muscatine County residents.
It must be completed within one year of awarding.
Trips outside of Muscatine County are not traditionally funded.
The Granting Committee may investigate your proposal to ensure its validity or gain additional information. Applications must be received by the deadline date noted on the online grant application.
As a grant recipient, you will be required to provide a final report, send digital photos, and submit receipts to prove your expenditures.
Already received a Grant and Ready to Report?
Congratulations! Please follow the link to our granting portal, login and upload your grant report here.
Can I speak with someone if I have questions about applying for a grant?
Contact Leslie Sampson, Program Manager, at 563-264-3863 or firstname.lastname@example.org