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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 COVID-19 Funding Focus
Access 2 Independence of the Eastern Iowa Corridor Iowa City $2,500 Health/Mental Health Services
Allamakee County Community Foundation Waukon $1,500 Health/Mental Health Services
Alternatives Pregnancy Center Waterloo $2,000 Health/Mental Health Services
Associate Benevolent Society Clinton $2,500 Health/Mental Health Services
Bedford Foundation Bedford $1,000 Health/Mental Health Services
Bidwell Riverside Center  Des Moines $5,000 Emergency Funds
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque Dubuque $5,000 Emergency Funds
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley Waterloo $2,500 Emergency Funds 
Boys and Girls Home of Sioux City Iowa Sioux City $10,000 Health/Mental Health Services
Briar Cliff University Sioux City $1,000 Emergency Funds
Capstone Behavioral Healthcare Newton $5,000 Health/Mental Health Services 
Catherine McAuley Center Cedar Rapids $5,000 Emergency Funds
Catholic Council for Social Concern, Inc.; DBA Catholic Charities Des Moines $2,500 Emergency Funds
Cedar Falls Lutheran Home; DBA NewAldaya Lifescapes Cedar Falls $2,500 Health/Mental Health Services
Center Associates Marshalltown $2,500 Health/Mental Health Services
Central Iowa Center for Independent Living Des Moines $2,500

Health/Mental Health Services

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

Questions?

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.