United Way of Story County invites agencies to submit proposals requesting funds through our grant programs. Please click on the following links for more information and to download the application forms.  

Recent Grants Awarded (2016-2017):


10/17FreeStoreACCESS Support$1,000Impact
10/17Huxley Police DepartmentEnd Violence Against Women International Training$495Impact
10/17YWCAMembership Promotion$250Mini
9/17ACCESSSelf-Care Center$211Mini
9/17ACCESSYouth Resource Pantry$1,208Golf
9/17Ames Historical SocietyFly with Banning Exhibition$1,000Golf
9/17Ames Public LibraryProject Smyles - Tour Transportation$1,500Golf
9/17Ames Public LibrarySmall Talk$3,000Golf
9/17Camp FireCamp Canwita Literacy Counselor$2,500Golf
9/17Central Iowa RSVPSpeak Up!$650Golf
9/17Good Neighbor Emergency AssistanceHealthy Food Voucher$7,500Impact
9/17Legal Aid Society of Story CountyMandatory Mediation Assistance Fund & Children in the Middle Class$1,500Golf
9/17Lutheran Services in IowaPeople Place - Parent Education Program$2,150Golf
9/17Mid-Iowa Community ActionStory County Dental Clinic$3,000Impact
9/17Octagon Center for the ArtsChildren's Art Activity Lounge$250Golf
9/17Raising Readers in Story CountyEarly Literacy in Story County$3,000Golf
9/17Story County Medical CenterPediatric Cardiac Crash Cart$1,500Golf
9/17The Salvation ArmyInfant Pantry Program$3,000Golf
9/17Threshold Learning CenterTLC's After School Kids Club$2,000Golf
9/17We-CycleBikes - We Cyle$1,500Impact
5/17ACCESSEmergency Technology Needs$7,243.47Impact
5/17Ames FoundationAmes Inclusive Playground and Miracle Field$90,000Major
5/17Ames Public LibraryAll Story County Tween Read$1,500Golf
5/17Ames Public LibraryFood for Kids & Teens$3,100Impact
5/17Boys & Girls Club of Story CountyClub on the Run$4,950Impact
5/17City of CollinsWellness Center$17,500Major
5/17Emergency Residence ProjectNew Playground$8,600Major
5/17Girl Scouts of Greater IowaGirl Scouts Summer of Service$5,920Impact
5/17Heartland Senior ServicesBuilding Improvements$5,500Impact
5/17Legal Aid Society of Story CountyComputer Memory Upgrade$1,136Impact
5/17Mainstream LivingThe Center$10,000Major
5/17Mainstream LivingHCBSC Residential Improvements$8,500Major
5/17Raising Readers in Story CountyK-3 Reading Buddies$7,500Impact
5/17YSSChild Safety$8,857Major
4/17The Salvation ArmyDoing The Most Good Market$1,500Impact
4/17YWCA - Ames, ISUStand Against Racism Event$250Mini
2/17HIRTA Public TransitConnect Your Care$5,070Impact
2/17Roland Public LibrarySpecial Programming for 2017$2,160Impact
1/17ISU Extension and OutreachMoney Talk: a financial course for women$300Impact
1/17Legal Aid Society of Story CountyMandatory Mediation Fund/Children in the Middle Class$1,500Impact
12/16Emergency Residence ProjectERP$7,700Major
12/16ChildServeAmes Playground Project$10,000Major
12/16DMACCAmes Adult Education and Literacy Program$5,000Impact
12/16Friendship Ark Homes5th Residential Site$25,000Major
12/16Lutheran Services in IowaWater Fountains$1,000Impact
12/16Mainstream LivingComputers$7,500Major
12/16Mainstream LivingThe Center - Adoptive Services$7,500Major
12/16YSSRosedale Shelter$6,650Major
11/16Good Neighbor Emergecy AssistanceEmergency Rent and Utility$6,000Major
10/16Slater/Sheldahl Food PantryAccessibility Ramp$750Impact
10/16Zearing Public LibraryFurnace$1,000Impact
9/16Ames Public LibraryProject Smyles$1,500Golf
9/16Ames Public LibrarySmall Talk Story County$3,000Golf
9/16Central Iowa RSVPSpeak Up$595Golf
9/16Iowa Able FoundationMoney Smart$1,350Golf
9/16Raising Readers in Story CountyReading Corners$3,000Golf
9/16The Salvation ArmyDiapers and Wipes for Infants and Toddlers$2,400Golf
9/16Threshold Learning CenterTLC's After School Kids Club$2,000Golf
9/16YSSRosedale Shelter$3,000Golf
9/16Boy ScoutsCamp Mitigwa$5,000Impact/Golf
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