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 more than $116,000 to support girls and women in greater des moines
The Chrysalis Foundation has announced its 2021 Grant Awards to 20 local nonprofit organizations for a total of $101,150. 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.
Chrysalis Foundation also invested $15,000 in Genesis Youth Foundation, Highland Park Community Development Association, and the Young Women's Resource Center to support special needs related to Covid-19. Chrysalis was one of several funders working with these organizations to meet new challenges because of the pandemic.
delivering on our mission
community grant partners: 2020
freedom from violence and abuse, unsafe and unhealthy conditions, and homelessness
Children and Families of Iowa
Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center
Hawthorn Hill-New Directions Shelter
Iowa Safe Schools
Youth Emergency Services & Shelter of Iowa
mental, physical, and behavioral well-being
Beacon of Life
Bernie Lorenz Recovery
Crossroads of Iowa
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
By Degrees Foundation
Genesis Youth Foundation
secure and stable employment, sufficient income, and the capacity to make and act on economic decisions
Dress for Success - Des Moines
WeLIFT Job Search Center