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Grantmaking Priorities

The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines supports catalytic community impact through strategic Leadership Grants, made possible by the Better Together Fund.  The Grantmaking Committee reviewed 15 community plans/visions as part of the process to determine the Grantmaking Priorities. 



The Grantmaking Priorities of the Community Foundation are listed below; specific details on the targeted strategies within each focus area can be found by clicking here.

1.       Arts & Culture

2.       Community Betterment

3.       Education

4.       Health

5.       Social Capital

6.       Strengthening Individuals & Families in our Community

7.       Workforce Development



The following community plans were part of the review process; we invite you to learn more about the goals and strategies of these plans and how your charitable effort can contribute to catalytic community solutions by clicking on the links below. 


1.       AARP Age Friendly City Priorities

2.       Capital Crossroads 2.0

3.       Central Iowa Children’s Mental Health Crisis Services Planning Initiative

4.       Challenges and Opportunities for Mental Health and Substance Use Service Delivery in Central Iowa

5.       Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) 2015

6.       Central Iowa Regional Cultural Assessment

7.       DART 2035

8.       Des Moines Vision 2031

9.       Ending Youth Homelessness Plan

10.   Housing Tomorrow Plan

11.   One Economy Report

12.   OpportUNITY: Creating Prosperity for All

13.   Refugee Community Plan

14.   The Tomorrow Plan

15.   United Way of Central Iowa Impact Areas


For more information

Angela Dethlefs-Trettin

Chief Community Impact Officer

Phone (515) 244-0340