chrysalis community grants
we don't grant wishes.
we grant knowledge and strength.
These are extraordinary times. This makes our funding decisions increasing 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 grantwriting 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.
delivering on our mission
community grant partners: 2019
freedom from violence and abuse, unsafe and unhealthy conditions, and homelessness
Beacon of Life
Bernie Lorenz Recovery
Central Iowa Shelter and Services
Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center
Hawthorn Hill—New Directions Shelter
Youth Emergency Services & Shelter of Iowa
mental, physical, and behavioral well-being
Crossroads of Iowa
Eyes Open Iowa
House of Mercy
school and academic success, job and employment readiness skills
Highland Park Community Church
WeLIFT Job Search Center
Young Women’s Resource Center
secure and stable employment, sufficient income, and the capacity to make and act on economic decisions
Dress for Success - Des Moines
Iowa Center for Economic Success