Waterloo Community Foundation Awarding $50,000 to Local Nonprofits at Celebrate Waterloo Event

On Thursday, May 16, the Waterloo Community Foundation will gather for Celebrate Waterloo, an annual Grant Recipient and Donor Recognition Event, at the Hawkeye Community College Van G Miller Adult Learning Center. The Foundation will recognize nine nonprofits that received a total of $50,000 in competitive grant funds in 2024.

This past fall, the Foundation received applications from 46 nonprofit organizations, representing total requests of over $230,000.  A grant committee reviewed each and every application to award grants benefitting Waterloo residents in one of four areas:  health and human services; arts and culture; education or economic development.

This year, the group of Grant Recipients includes Allen College, Black Hawk County Public Health, Grout Museum, Hospitality House, I Believe Leadership and Sports Academy, Jesse Cosby Center, Lutheran Services in Iowa, One City United, and Payne Memorial AME Church.

The Celebrate Waterloo event will begin at 5:30 PM with a short program at 6:00 PM to recognize each Grant Recipient and the important work they’re doing in Waterloo.

Each recipient will be awarded grants to fund the following projects in 2024:

Allen College
Featured Program: ACE-SAP Free Clinic

Black Hawk County Public Health
Featured Program: Waterloo Community Gardens

Grout Museum
Featured Program: Sensory-Friendly and Special Needs Programming

Hospitality House
Featured Program: Bathroom Renovation

I Believe Leadership and Sports Academy
Featured Program: Empowering Men Summit

Jesse Cosby Center
Featured Program: Fan and Heat Relief Program

Lutheran Services in Iowa
Featured Program: Immigrant and Refugee Community Services Expansion

One City United
Featured Program: To Work Program

Payne Memorial AME Church
Featured Program: The Learn Hub

In celebration of the grant recipients, Board President, Sam Holden, says, “Our grant recipients do important and meaningful work that is creating a lasting impact in Waterloo. Their work isn’t always easy and is not always easily seen or recognized. This evening of celebration is one way we can show our appreciation for their commitment to meeting needs and building a better future for Waterloo”.

Learn more about this year’s grant recipients at https://wloocommunityfoundation.org/grants/#recipients.

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