MuscatineFebruary 24, 2016The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine distributed $45,656 in grants to 27 charitable organizations benefiting Muscatine County at an awarding ceremony held on Wednesday, February 24, at CBI Bank & Trust.

“We are pleased to support the excellent organizations across Muscatine County who are undertaking projects to enhance the quality of life for residents, said Judi Holdorf, Executive Director of Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine. “The quality of projects and the wide range of categories they address makes us proud to live in Muscatine County.”

Spring 2016 grants from Muscatine County Endowment Re-granting Program totaling $41,266 were awarded to:

Photo contributed by Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine The 2016 Spring Awards recipients gather together after the lunch time presentation on Wednesday, February 24

Photo contributed by Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine
The 2016 Spring Awards recipients gather together after the lunch time presentation on Wednesday, February 24

The Community Foundation’s Muscatine County Endowment Re-granting Program is funded through the Iowa Department of Economic Development and made available only to accredited, qualified community foundations like the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine.

Additional grants awarded:

George Millett Endowment – Grants to serve individuals with special needs and disabilities:

The Granting Committee of the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine is comprised of board representatives and community members who review and evaluate grant applications and make recommendations to the board of directors. The Community Foundation is a community-wide, county-wide charitable organization actively working to improve the quality of life in Muscatine County through philanthropy.  Its work is supported in part by all Partners in Philanthropy and by our re-granting program sponsor Musco Sports Lighting, LLC.

The deadline to apply for funding for the next granting cycle is August 12.  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.muscatinecommunityfoundation.org.