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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.

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


Fall 2020

Organization Name Project Name Program Area  Grant Amount 
Back 2 Basics Fund Youth Empowerment Program Human Service  $    5,000
Black Hawk County Strengthening Agency Capacity and Readiness for COVID-19 Health  $    8,618
Bringing Your Families to Christ Ministries Bring Your Family to Christ Ministries Human Service  $    5,000
Cedar Falls Schools Foundation connect>CF Education  $    5,625
Cedar Valley Hospice New Hospice Support Center Health  $  20,000
Christian Community Development - House of Hope Case Management Human Service  $  10,000
City of Cedar Falls River Place Plaza Public Art Project Art and Culture  $    5,000
Community Education Outreach, Inc. The Cedar Valley Minority Business & Entrepreneurship Accelerator Community Betterment  $    5,000
Comprehensive Systems, Inc. Replace Old, Well Used Hospital Beds Health  $    5,000
EMBARC Youth Navigator Recovery and Resiliency Project Human Service  $  15,000
Exceptional Persons, Inc. EPI's Employment Services Human Services  $  15,000
Family & Children's Council of Black Hawk County Parent Education Human Service  $  15,000
Hawkeye Community College Foundation Hawkeye Community College Family Literacy Program Education  $  15,000
Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity Operations Funding - Black Hawk County Human Service  $  30,000
Lutheran Services in Iowa Black Hawk County HOPES Human Service  $  15,000
North Star Community Services, Inc. Act-ability Inclusive Theatre Project Art and Culture  $    7,000
Northeast Iowa Food Bank General Operations - Black Hawk County Human Service  $  40,000
Operation Threshold, Inc. OT Refugee Services Human Service  $  20,000
Try Pie Try Pie Bakery Operating Support Human Service  $  10,000
UnityPoint Health - Allen Memorial Hospital  Allen Child Protection Center Health  $  25,000
Main Street Waterloo Increase Access to Fresh Produce at the Waterloo Urban Farmers Market Health  $    5,000
Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley Service-Learning: Engaging Youth in Service to the Cedar Valley Community Betterment  $    6,000
Waypoint Services Waypoint Domestic Violence Safety Net Project Human Service  $    8,000
YWCA of Black Hawk County Multicultural Services Human Service  $  17,500