chrysalis community grants

we don't grant wishes.

we grant knowledge and strength.

These are extraordinary times.  This makes our funding decisions increasing important so that our investments provide the greatest return for our community.

Our unique approach leads to stronger nonprofit partners, more effective services, and more women and girls moving toward self-sufficiency. Community Partner Grants provide core support to the organizations delivering our mission. Rapid Response Grants offer funding for immediate - sometimes critical - needs that may hinder the day-to-day work of local agencies.  And our Client Emergency Funds offer nonprofit partners a resource for simple client needs including bus tokens, uniforms for a job, or fees for a class.

we are not your typical funder. our investments in the success of our nonprofit partners include training, coaching, and educational opportunities. we offer local agencies strategic planning, board development training, fundraising and grantwriting education, and guidance on best practices.

chrysalis tracks results of these investments through community measures, evaluation of results, and reports to community stakeholders and donors. we want to know, and we want you to know, what has changed in the lives of girls and women, in the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations, and in the overall success of our community.

chrysalis foundation awards more than $100,000 to support girls and women in greater des moines

the chrysalis foundation has announced its 2019 Grant Awards to 22 local nonprofit organizations for a total of $100,000. the selected community grant partners are organizations working with girls and women to deliver the foundation’s mission to ensure safety, security, education and economic empowerment to girls and women. in addition to grant funding chrysalis grant partners receive education, coaching and additional support from chrysalis, including emergency funds for client needs. 

delivering on our mission

community grant partners: 2019

safety 

freedom from violence and abuse, unsafe and unhealthy conditions, and homelessness  

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Children and Families of Iowa

Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center

Hawthorn Hill-New Directions Shelter

Iowa Safe Schools

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter of Iowa

security

mental, physical, and behavioral well-being

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Beacon of Life

Bernie Lorenz Recovery

Crossroads of Iowa

EMBARC

Eyes Open Iowa

FreeStore

Healthy Birth Day

House of Mercy

Young Women's Resource Center

 

education

school and academic success, job and employment readiness skills

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Al Exito

By Degrees Foundation

Children and Family Urban Movement

Genesis Youth Foundation

Hip Hope, Inc

Please Pass the Love

economic empowerment

secure and stable employment, sufficient income, and the capacity to make and act on economic decisions

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Dress for Success - Des Moines

WeLIFT