GRANTING & AWARDS
Improving quality of life in our community takes a network of strong nonprofits and community groups.
We provide expertise and strategic solutions to area organizations so they can thrive in serving out their mission for years to come. To celebrate the good work being done, we also recognize local volunteers and organizations through our annual awards program.
The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine grants more than $5 million each year to area organizations. Applications are available on our grant portal.
Short-Term Liquid PortfolioThis is our most conservative investment model portfolio and is most applicable for the investment of short-term assets when liquidity and security of principal are the primary goal and investment return is secondary. Short-Term Liquid Portfolio Returns: 10-Year Average Rate of Return: 1.30% 10-Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate: 1.30% 2023 August Return: 0.23% 2023 YTD Rate of Return: 1.46%
Conservative PortfolioThis is a long-term investment portfolio and consists of a mix of fixed income investments and equity investments to accomplish donors' charitable goals. This model portfolio provides the opportunity for long-term assets to be invested with a strong conservative bias yet provide potential growth that has historically been attributed to equity securities. Conservative Portfolio Returns: 10-Year Average Rate of Return: 5.17% 10-Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate: 4.98% 2023 August Return: (1.30%) 2023 YTD Rate of Return: 6.17%
Active PortfolioThis is a long-term investment portfolio and consists of a mix of fixed income investments and increased security allocation to equity investments and is most applicable for investment of assets that are seeking long-term growth to accomplish donors' charitable goals. Active Portfolio Returns: 10-Year Average Rate of Return: 7.22% 10-Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate: 6.77% 2023 August Return: (2.43%) 2023 YTD Rate of Return: 7.84%
Dynamic PortfolioThis is a bolder “growth-oriented” long-term investment portfolio and consists of a mix of fixed income investments and equity investments to accomplish donors' charitable goals. Dynamic Portfolio Returns: 10-Year Average Rate of Return: 8% 10-Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate: 7.29% 2023 August Return: (2.77%) 2023 YTD Rate of Return: 9.38%
GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Before you get started, consider the following guidelines:
Your proposal must benefit Muscatine County residents.
The program or project must be completed within 10 months of awarding.
The Granting Committee may investigate your proposal to ensure its validity or gain additional information. Applications must be received by the deadline date noted on the online grant application.
As a grant recipient, you will be required to provide a final report, send digital photos, and submit receipts to prove your expenditures.
Already received a Grant and Ready to Report?
Congratulations! Please follow the link to our granting portal, login, and complete your grant report here.
Can I speak with someone if I have questions about applying for a grant?
Contact Niki Moore Nienhaus, Programs Manager, at 563-264-3863 or email@example.com.
Noticing some great things happening in our community? Let us know! Be a part of recognizing the good work of fellow citizens and charitable organizations who are making a difference.
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Great Initiative Award
Recognizes a volunteer who served as the impetus behind a great initiative resulting in a plan, program, service, or organization that improves the quality of life in Muscatine County.
Youth Initiative Award
Recognizes a youth volunteer who served as the primary organizer of a charitable program or project in Muscatine County.
Community Service Award
Recognizes a qualified charitable organization successfully implementing an important initiative which addresses critical needs or enhances the quality of life in Muscatine County.