fund forward

become part of a network of Chrysalis friends who invest time, talent, and treasure to improve the lives of girls and women in Greater Des Moines through the innovation of fund>forward! we bring friends together to connect, learn, engage, and "pay it forward" to create a stronger community. fund>forward is an innovative way to engage you in accessible philanthropy by involving you in hands-on projects that will reach girls and women involved in Chrysalis After-School and community grant programs. join us!

chrysalis fund forward: encouragement bracelets

Learn to make metal stamped bracelets with a word of intention for women connected to Chrysalis Grant Partners. While learning a new skill you'll learn more about who is helped by our nonprofit partners.

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photos from 2018

encouragement bracelets event photos
more encouragement bracelets event photos

chrysalis fund forward: calming jars

Create with us an important yet simple mindfulness tool for girls in Chrysalis After-School programs. Using simple items including glitter, glue, and water, you'll craft a powerful bottle of color and whimsy that can calm and focus an anxious adolescent girl. 

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photos from 2018

calming jar event photos

chrysalis fund forward: kindness rocks!

Join the kindness rock "movement" and help Chrysalis paint 800 kindness rocks with meaningful messages for girls in the Chrysalis After-School programs. No artistic talent required - only your kind thoughts and heart. You'll have fun while you send thoughtful messages to girls in our community. 

monday, april 6, 2020
5:30-7:30 
location: tba

registration information coming

chrysalis fund forward: girlpower paks

Help us assemble 800 girlpower paks for the girls in Chrysalis After-School. At the end of the school year, each girl will be given a backpack containing donated personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, lotion, deodorant, etc.), a Chrysalis journal, and a kindness rock. This is a way to celebrate her completion of another year of self-discovery through Chrysalis After-School! 

monday, april 27, 2020
5:30 - 7:30 PM
location: tba

registration information coming