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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.

Contact Us:

Rebecca Harden-Jones

Programs Manager

programsmanager@givinggreater.org

563-264-3863

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Available Grant

AVAILABLE GRANTS

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 Portfolio
    This 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: 1.48% 10-Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate: 1.30% 2023 Rate of Return: 3.31% 2024 January Rate of Return: 0.71%
  • Conservative Portfolio
    This 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: 5.82% 10-Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate: 4.98% 2023 Rate of Return: 12.36% 2024 January Rate of Return: (0.15%)
  • Active Portfolio
    This 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: 7.84% 10-Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate: 6.77% 2023 Rate of Return: 14.00% 2024 January Rate of Return: (0.28%)
  • Dynamic Portfolio
    This 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: 8.71% 10-Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate: 7.29% 2023 Rate of Return: 15.79% 2024 January Rate of Return: (0.29%)

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 Rebecca Harden-Jones
 at 563-264-3863 or programsmanager@givinggreater.org.

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Gran Guidelies

AWARDS

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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Shirley Jean Drake
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.

Giles Joslyn

Giles Joslyn
Youth Initiative Award

Recognizes a youth volunteer who served as the primary organizer of a charitable program or project in Muscatine County.

Tom Hendricks

Tom Hendricks
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.

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