We don’t grant wishes. We grant knowledge and strength.

Spending the dollars you entrust to us is a tremendous responsibility. We work to assure that our funding aligns with the challenges our community faces every day.

Over the past years, our Community Partner grants have provided core support to the most effective organizations working with girls and women in Greater Des Moines. And our Rapid Response grants have delivered immediate – if not critical – funds for unforeseen problems that may threaten the day-to-day operations of key agencies.

More than money, Chrysalis also provides much to our nonprofit partners, including:

  • Dedicated staff to advise, connect, educate, and coach
  • Streamlined and paperless reporting
  • Research and guidance on “best practices”

  • Multiple grantee meetings to learn, share, and partner
  • Representation by Chrysalis of their community voice

To learn more about the Chrysalis Community Grant Programs, please read our Grant Guidelines 

Read our Grant Guidelines

Before applying to any of our grants, please fill out our Organization Profile form and email it to info@chrysalisfdn.org

Download our Organization Profile Form

Community Partner Grants

Chrysalis invests in the safety, security, education, and economic empowerment of girls and women in our community through grant partnerships with agencies and services that are vital to the success of women and girls in our community. Every year, we will award a limited number of Community Partner (Operating) grants to organizations in Polk, Warren, and Dallas Counties who are aligned with our mission and priorities.

Apply for Community Partner Grant


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Rapid Response Grants

Rapid Response Grants are available to nonprofit organizations year-round, funding up to $500 for unforeseen, immediate, or time-sensitive needs of nonprofit organizations.  Priority will be given to needs that identify measurable results and are most likely to ensure success.
Apply for a rapid response grant