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.

delivering on our mission: 2024 community grant partners

The Chrysalis Foundation announces its 2024 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.

  • Afghan Partners in Iowa 
  • Al Éxito
  • The Beacon
  • By Degrees Foundation 
  • Can-Play 
  • Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center 
  • Des Moines Refugee Support 
  • Dress for Success Des Moines 
  • Ellipsis 
  • Eyes Open Iowa 
  • Families Forward 
  • The Freestore
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa 
  • Girls on the Run - Central Iowa 
  • Girls Rock! Des Moines 
  • Healthy Birth Day 
  • Highland Park Community Development Association 
  • House of Mercy 
  • Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice 
  • Knock and Drop Iowa 
  • L.U.N.A. 
  • Love for Red 
  • Mind and Spirit Counseling Center 
  • Mindspring Mental Health Alliance 
  • Shalom Community Impact Center 
  • Young Women’s Resource Center