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Read below to see a list of organizations and projects that received funding through the two most recent Black Hawk County grant cycles.

Fall 2021

Organization Name Project Name Program Area  Grant Amount 
Art Acquisition/Maintenance Fund Artwork Upkeep and Maintenance Arts & Culture  $    5,000
Back2Basics Fund Back2Basics Youth Empowerment Program Human Service  $    5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Winnebago Council Recruitment and Retention of Field Staff Member Education & Youth Development  $    5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley Project Learn Education & Youth Development  $  30,000
Cedar Valley Hospice Grief Services Health  $    5,000
Christian Community Development - House of Hope Case Management Human Service  $  20,000
City of Janesville Janesville's New Public Library Community Betterment  $  10,000
Exceptional Persons, Inc. EPI's Employment Services Human Service  $  15,000
Family & Children's Council of Black Hawk County Parent Education Human Service  $  15,000
Friends of the Family Black Hawk County Housing Project Human Service  $  15,000
Grout Museum District General Operating Support Arts & Culture  $  20,000
Hawkeye Community College Foundation Hawkeye Community College Family Literacy Program Education & Youth Development  $  15,000
Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity Operations Funding - Black Hawk County Human Service  $  30,000
Islamic Foundation of Iowa Little Stars Child Care Center (LSCCC) Education & Youth Development  $  18,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Inspiring Futures – Building Dreams Education & Youth Development  $    5,000
Lutheran Services in Iowa Black Hawk County HOPES Human Service  $  10,000
North Star Community Services, Inc. North Star's Adult Day Care Support Project Human Service  $    6,000
Northeast Iowa Food Bank General Operations Human Service  $  40,000
Operation Threshold, Inc. OT Refugee Services Human Service  $  20,000
St. Vincent de Paul General Operating Grant Proposal for St Vincent de Paul, Waterloo Council Human Service  $  10,000
SuccessLink Together For Youth (TFY) Adolescent Sexual Health Programming Health  $    5,000
UnityPoint Health - Allen Memorial Hospital Allen Child Protection Center Health  $  15,000
Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley Service-Learning: Engaging Youth in Service to the Cedar Valley Community Betterment  $    5,000
YWCA of Black Hawk County Multicultural Services Human Service  $  25,000


Spring 2021

Organization Name Project Name Program Area  Grant Amount 
Allen College Allen College Engagement - Salvation Army Partnership (ACE-SAP) Free Clinic Health  $  19,800
Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center Trauma, Diversity, and Inclusion Training Health  $  11,500
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque Immigration Legal Services Human Service  $  20,000
Cedar Valley Chamber Music Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival 2021: "Without Music..." Arts & Culture  $    7,000
Cedar Valley Preschool and Child Care Center Building Bright Futures VI Education & Youth Development  $  15,000
Grin and Grow Child Care for the Working Poor and At-Risk Families Education & Youth Development  $  25,000
Hawkeye Community College Foundation WE Build Waterloo Education & Youth Development  $  20,000
Iowa Food Bank Association SNAP Outreach Human Service  $    5,000
Iowa Jobs for America's Graduates (iJAG) iJAG: Creating Inclusive Career Pathways for Underserved Waterloo Youth Education & Youth Development  $  10,000
Iowa Legal Aid Civil Legal Services to Stabilize Low-Income Residents During & Beyond COVID-19 Pandemic Human Service  $  20,000
Jesse Cosby Center Jesse Cosby Center Community Development Project Human Service  $  25,000
Link Christian Development Walnut Neighborhood Tree Planting Phase 1 Community Betterment  $  11,100
Metropolitan Chorale 2021-2022 Rebuilding Season Arts & Culture  $    5,000
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Black Hawk County Services for People with Mental Illness, their Families, Partners, and Friends Health  $    5,000
North End Cultural Center Hip Hop Summer Literacy Program Arts & Culture  $    5,000
Peoples Community Health Clinic Support the Mission - Peoples Clinic Capital Campaign Health  $  25,000
Riverview Center Crisis Response Program Human Service  $    5,000
Salvation Army - Waterloo The Salvation Army Non-religious Operating Expenses Human Service  $  25,000
SuccessLink SuccessLink Health  $  10,000
The Job Foundation Financial Stewardship Mentoring Program Education & Youth Development  $    5,000
Waterloo Community Playhouse/Black Hawk Children's Theatre Operating Support 2021 - 22 Arts & Culture  $  15,000
Waterloo Rotary: Operation Warm Fund Operation Warm Human Service  $    6,500
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra Operating Support Arts & Culture  $  15,000
Youth Art Team High Stakes Arts & Culture  $  10,000