Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine awarded grants on Aug. 21. On hand were, front row, left to right: Kristine Conlon, Alice Sandven, Diana Prill, Linda Wilson, Sara Axtell and Cheryl Reed. Back row, left to right: Judi Holdorf, Melanie Alexander, Hannah Wilke, Richard Sessler, W. Michael Biklen, Kathleen Moore, Dick Washburn, Shannon Walsh, Barbara Andersen, Brandon Buster, Krista Regennitter, Brian Walthart, Jason Wester, Katy Morgan and Shelly Maharry

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MUSCATINE, Iowa — The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine awarded nearly $33,000 in grants to 12 Muscatine County charitable organizations at an awards ceremony on Aug. 21.

According to a press release from the Community Foundation, $32,960.87 in grants were funded through the Muscatine County Endowment Re-granting Program, a program created to "foster philanthropy in the state and to improve the quality of life in counties that do not have gaming facilities."

Organizations that received grants are:

  • Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry — $1,000 to fund scholarships for individuals working in nonprofits to participate in Leadership Muscatine
  • Franklin Elementary School — $1,000 for classroom reading materials

  • Washington Elementary School — $1,000 for classroom reading materials

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muscatine County — $1,870 to support a volunteer recruitment marketing campaign

  • Crossroads, Inc. — $5,000 to fund Supported Community Living upgrades for persons with disabilities

  • Muscatine Convention and Visitors Bureau — $2,000 for Alexander G. Clark educational materials and to support a community musical event

  • Muscatine Art Center — $4,000 to create publications for an American Art Class exhibit

  • Diversity Service Center of Iowa — $2,000 to support a minority senior citizens program

  • Muscatine-Japan Youth Exchange Program — $1,590.87 to provide organization support to the program

  • Muscatine Symphony Orchestra — $2,000 to bring a visiting artist to the Muscatine area for school and community performances

  • Muscatine Civic Chorale — A $1,500 matching grant to purchase new concert attire

  • Trinity Muscatine — $10,000 for the fulfillment of a pledge to the capital campaign

For more information about applying for grants or establishing your own fund for granting purposes, call the Community Foundation at 563-264-3863 or visit the website at www.communityfoundation.org.

The next grant deadline is 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.

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