chrysalis community grants

we don't grant wishes.

we grant knowledge and strength.

These are extraordinary times. This makes our funding decisions increasingly 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 grant writing 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 over $125,000 to support girls and women in greater des moines

The Chrysalis Foundation has announced its 2022 Grant Awards to 27 local nonprofit organizations. 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: 2022


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


Children and Families of Iowa


Hawthorn Hill-New Directions Shelter

Iowa Homeless Youth Centers

Iowa Safe Schools



mental, physical, and behavioral well-being


The Beacon

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa

Can Play

Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center

Eyes Open Iowa


Healthy Birth Day


House of Mercy

Young Women's Resource Center



school and academic success, job and employment readiness skills


Al Exito

By Degrees Foundation

Easterseals Iowa

Genesis Youth Foundation

Girls Rock! Des Moines

Great Plains Action Society

Highland Park Community Development Association


economic empowerment

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


Dress for Success Des Moines


Iowa Center for Children's Justice

WeLIFT Job Search Center