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COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Operating Relief Fund Recipients 

Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation has awarded 128 Iowa nonprofits, covering assistance programs in all 99 counties, a combined total of $500,000 in grants to provide for Iowans during this time of need. The bulk of the nearly 300 applications received were for programs addressing food security or vital health services for children and vulnerable populations. Many of these organizations serve as a critical safety net for populations such as older adults, homeless, individuals with disabilities, and communities of color.

An additional $360,000 was awarded to a total of 18 community health and dental centers across Iowa in COVID-19 response grants from Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation.

Focus of awarded funding:

  • Health/Mental Health Services Funds - (e.g., special needs direct care workers, nursing therapy, mental health services, health information/resource navigation)
  • General Emergency Funds - (e.g. food, shelter, fixed operation costs)

Join Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation to help area nonprofits meet these unprecedented needs. Click on the organization’s names listed below to donate to them directly via their website.  

Organization Name Organization Location Amount Awarded
Access 2 Independence of the Eastern Iowa Corridor Iowa City $2,500
Allamakee County Community Foundation Waukon $1,500
Alternatives Pregnancy Center Waterloo $2,000
Associate Benevolent Society Clinton $2,500
Bedford Foundation Bedford $1,000
Bidwell Riverside Center  Des Moines $5,000
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque Dubuque $5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley Waterloo $2,500
Boys and Girls Home of Sioux City Iowa Sioux City $10,000
Briar Cliff University Sioux City $1,000
Capstone Behavioral Healthcare Newton $5,000
Catherine McAuley Center Cedar Rapids $5,000
Catholic Council for Social Concern, Inc.; DBA Catholic Charities Des Moines $2,500
Cedar Falls Lutheran Home; DBA NewAldaya Lifescapes Cedar Falls $2,500
Center Associates Marshalltown $2,500
Central Iowa Center for Independent Living Des Moines $2,500
Central Iowa Shelter & Services Des Moines $10,000
Christ the King School Des Moines $1,000
Christian Community Development; DBA House of Hope Waterloo $1,000
Community Action of Eastern Iowa Davenport $5,000
Community Health Partners of Sioux County Orange City $2,500
Community Services (Fort Madison Food Pantry) Fort Madison $2,500
Connections Area Agency on Aging Council Bluffs $2,500
Convivium Urban Farmstead Dubuque $2,500
Coralville Community Food Pantry Coralville $2,500
Creative Counseling Services  Ames $2,500
Creative Visions Des Moines $2,500
Creston Area Food Pantry Creston $2,500
Crittenton Center Sioux City $5,000
Crossroads of Western Iowa Council Bluffs $10,000
Des Moines Area Religious Council Des Moines $10,000
Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center Urbandale $10,000
Dubuque Community Y Dubuque $2,500
Dubuque Dream Center Dubuque $10,000
Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association Dubuque $5,000
Easterseals Iowa Des Moines $5,000
Eat Greater Des Moines  Des Moines $5,000
Elderbridge Agency on Aging Mason City $2,500
EMBARC Des Moines $10,000
EveryStep Des Moines $5,000
Exceptional Persons, Inc. Waterloo $2,500
Family Resources, Inc.  Davenport $5,000
FAMILY, Inc. Council Bluffs $5,000
Family's Helping Hands Guttenberg $2,500
Feed Iowa First Cedar Rapids $2,500
Floyd Valley Hospital Foundation Le Mars $2,500
Food Bank of Iowa Des Moines $10,000
Food Bank of Siouxland Sioux City $5,000
Foundation 2 Inc. Cedar Rapids $2,500
Friendship Center Des Moines $1,000
Girls Incorporated of Sioux City Sioux City $2,500
Good Samaritan Food Pantry Adel $2,500
Goodwill Industries of the Heartland Iowa City $2,500
Goodwill of Central Iowa Johnston $2,500
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program Hiawatha $5,000
Heritage Area Agency on Aging Cedar Rapids $2,500
Hillcrest Family Services Dubuque $2,500
His Hands Ministries Cedar Rapids $2,500
HOPE Agency Des Moines $2,500
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance Cedar Rapids $5,000
Hospitality House of the Cedar Valley Waterloo $2,500
Humboldt County Ministerial Association and Partners, Inc. Humboldt $2,500
Humility Homes and Services, Inc. Davenport $5,000
IMPACT Community Action Partnership Des Moines $2,500
Information Referral & Assistance Clinton $1,000
Iowa City Free Medical Clinic Iowa City $2,500
Iowa Healthiest State Initiative Des Moines $2,500
Iowa Jobs for Americas Graduates (IJAG) Inc Des Moines $2,500
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines Waukee $2,000
Jones County Community Food Bank Anamosa  $2,500
Justice League of Foods West Des Moines $2,500
LifeHouse Women's Home Wilton $3,000
Local Foods Connection Grinnell $2,000
Love INC of the Cedar Valley Cedar Falls $2,500
Matthew 25 Cedar Rapids $2,500
MICA Marshalltown $5,000
Milestones Area Agency on Aging Davenport $2,500
Muscatine Center for Social Action Muscatine $2,500
NAMI Greater Des Moines Des Moines $2,000
Northeast Iowa Community Action Agency Decorah $5,000
Northeast Iowa Food Bank Waterloo $10,000
Northwest Iowa Mental Health Center; DBA Seasons Center Spencer  $10,000
Olin Food Pantry Olin $1,000
One Eighty Davenport $2,500
Opening Doors Dubuque $3,000
Orchard Place Des Moines $5,000
Perry Lutheran Homes Perry $5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Des Moines $2,500
River Bend Foodbank Davenport $5,000
Rural Community Food Pantry Dyerville $5,000
Sack Pack Program Orange City Orange City $5,000
Salem Lutheran Homes Elk Horn $2,000
Simple Life Inc.  Sioux City $2,500
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Cedar Rapids  $2,500
South Central Iowa Community Action Program Chariton $5,000
St. Patrick's Catholic School  Perry $1,000
St. Vincent de Paul  Des Moines $5,000
St. Vincent de Paul Dubuque  $2,500
Substance Abuse Services Center Dubuque  $5,000
The Bridge of Storm Lake Storm Lake $2,000
The Domestic Violence Intervention Program  Iowa City $2,500
The Greater Bettendorf Community Foundation Bettendorf $5,000
The Helping Hand Indianola $2,500
The Job Foundation Cedar Falls $2,500
The Salvation Army of Mason City Mason City $2,500
The Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids $2,500
The Salvation Army of Ames Ames $2,500
The Salvation Army of Newton Newton $2,500
The Salvation Army of Marshalltown Marshalltown $2,500
The Salvation Army of Des Moines Des Moines $2,500
The Salvation Army of Siouxland Sioux City $2,500
The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities Davenport $5,000
UCS Healthcare Des Moines  $5,000
United Way and Community Foundation of Greater Fort Dodge Fort Dodge $10,000
United Way of Central Iowa Des Moines  $10,000
United Way of Clinton County Clinton $5,000
United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States Dubuque $5,000
United Way of Story County  Ames $5,000
Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. Graettinger $5,000
Urban Dreams Des Moines $2,500
Urbandale Food Pantry Urbandale $2,500
Wesley Community Services  Johnston $5,000
West Central Community Action Harlan $5,000
Youth and Shelter Services, Inc.  Ames $5,000
Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS) Des Moines $10,000
Youth Homes of Mid-America Johnston $5,000


If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Operation Relief Grants or current grants, please reach out to the Foundation team. Together, we can make Iowa a healthier state.