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Mildred Wise Johnson Endowment will award $20,000

The Community Foundation of Marshall County is pleased to announce that the Mildred Wise Johnson Endowment will be awarding $20,000 in grants to eligible organizations this year.

In 2014 Mildred Wise Johnson’s estate established a permanent endowment fund with the Community Foundation of Marshall County. The Mildred Wise Johnson Memorial Endowment annually awards grants to organizations that provide direct services in the fields of domestic violence, sexual assault and sheltering victims. The Endowment reserves the right to give funding priority to programs that provide sheltering victim services. All grant awards must benefit the residents of Marshall, Tama, Jasper and Poweshiek counties as well as the Meskwaki Nation.

The grant awards for these funds will be derived from a competitive application process. The grant guidelines and application can be obtained by contacting Julie Hitchins, Executive Director at the Community Foundation of Marshall County; director@cfmarshallco.org or 641-758-3028.

Mildred Wise Johnson Grant Cycle Timeline:

Thursday, August 15, 2019 – grant guidelines and application released

Monday, September 16, 2019 at noon: grant application due date

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 grant award announcement

“The Mildred Wise Endowment is a great example of how an individual can support a field of interest via grant making administered by the Community foundation of Marshall County,” said Julie Hitchins, Executive Director, CFMC.

The mission of the Community Foundation of Marshall County is to improve the quality of life in Marshall County by building charitable endowments and by addressing critical needs of our communities in partnership with nonprofit organizations and donors. The Community Foundation of Marshall County is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, a community foundation confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.