Twenty Local Organizations Receive COVID-19 Nonprofit Adaptation Grants

Jul. 16, 2020 null

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the daily operations of nonprofit organizations and their long-term viability. In recognition of the challenges facing the nonprofit sector, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines created the COVID-19 Nonprofit Adaptation Grant Program. In the third round of grants made through the COVID-19 Nonprofit Adaptation Grant Program, the Community Foundation awarded more than $58,000 to 20 local nonprofit organizations to support unanticipated needs as they continue critical services or to reimagine operational effectiveness for the future.

The following organizations received grants through the COVID-19 Nonprofit Adaptation Grant Program:

·        8th and College Connections

·        After School Arts Program

·        Ballet Des Moines

·        Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

·        Candeo

·        Community Youth Concepts

·        Des Moines Playhouse

·        Downtown Events Group

·        Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute

·        Goodwill of Central Iowa

·        Heritage Carousel of Des Moines

·        Hip Hope

·        HOPE Agency

·        Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit

·        I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa

·        Iowa Stage

·        IRIS

·        Jewels Academy

·        On with Life

·        Rebuilding Together

The COVID-19 Nonprofit Adaptation Grant Program was made possible thanks to support of the Community Foundation’s Better Together Fund. Donors to the Better Together Fund give to support community needs now and into the future as identified through the Community Foundation’s grantmaking process. Facilitated by the organization’s expert staff, Grantmaking Committee and board of directors, the grant programs prioritize initiatives that respond to community trends and opportunities.

View previous COVID-19 Nonprofit Adaptation Grant Program investments here.