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Grant Policy and Application

Priority given to programs that are focused in the areas of UWSC's 2025 Community Impact Goals


View Grant FAQ's here

Grant Checklist - view this guide to consider what our allocations committee considers when evaluating grant applications


Recent grants awarded:

2/20   The Salvation Army Food Pantry & Doing the Most Good Market $2,500   Impact
2/20   Nevada Community Schools Camp Invention $2,350   Golf
2/20   Ames Schools Friday Food Bags $1,500   Golf
12/19   UWSC/Emergency Residence Project Point in Time Homelessness materials  $646   Impact
12/19   Emergency Residence Project Client accessibility - new phone system $5,740   Impact
12/19   Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance Rent and utility assistance program $3,000   Impact
12/19   Boys & Girls Clubs of Story County Playground safety - rubber fill $1,942   Impact
11/19   MICA Story County Dental Clinic computers $1,439   Golf
10/19   Mainstream Living Center Safety and Accessibility $25,000   Capital Improvement
10/19   Friendship Ark Construction of #6 home $100,000   Capital Improvement
10/19   Camp Fire Heart of Iowa Roof/Siding replacement Camp Canwita $7,500   Impact
9/19   ChildServe Hi Lo Electric Table $2,500   Golf
9/19   Lutheran Services in Iowa People Place - Parent Education Program $2,000   Golf
9/19   YSS Mentoring Program $1,390   Golf
9/19   Threshold Learning Center After-School Kids Club $2,000   Golf
9/19   ACPC Washer & dryer $2,400   Golf
9/19   Ames Public Library Project Smyles $1,100   Golf
9/19   Camp Fire Heart of Iowa Training for Camp Canwita Literacy Coordinator $360   Golf
6/19   We-Cycle 80 Bicycle Helmets $860   Impact
6/19   UWSC Wheels for Work $1,000   Impact
6/19   Cambridge Food Pantry Freezer $700   Impact
5/19   YSS Family Counseling & Clinic $21,000   Major
5/19   Boys & Girls Clubs of Story County Safety Renovations and Improvements $23,133   Major
5/19   Friendship Ark Health Homes, Flooring Updates $22,115   Major
5/19   Mainstream Living Improvements to Aspen House Outdoor Space $10,000   Major
5/19   Mid-Iowa Community Action Agency Equipement Upgrades at Story County Dental Clinic $9,465   Major
5/19   One Heart Equestrian Therapy, Inc Assistance with Tractor Purchase for Maintainance and Operations $14,287   Major
5/19   Mainstream Living Improvements at The Center for Community Integration $7,500   Impact
5/19   YSS Appliance to Complete Renovations at Rosedale Shelter $7,800   Impact
5/19   Colo Public Library Meals for the Summer Reading Program $800   Impact
4/19   Ballard Schools Summer School Reading Program $850   Impact
4/19   NAMI Central Iowa Furniture Upgrades $7,500   Impact
4/19   Legal Aid Society of Story County Technology Replacement $3,789   Impact
4/19   The Salvation Army Food Pantry & Doing the Most Good Market $6,000   Impact
4/19   Emergency Residence Project Street Outreach Initiative $1,000   Impact
4/19   Friends of Slater Library Story County Tween Read Program $1,497   Impact
2/19   Martha's House of Hope Security System $1,000   Impact
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