Success Stories

Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI) was recently awarded a $3,800 grant from the Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund to help sponsor their CCVI Trolley Run. The CCVI Trolley Run will take place April 26, 2020, rain or shine, and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide services critical...

Council Bluffs Community School District was recently awarded a $119,428 grant from the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to provide an enhanced security system to mitigate potential threats. Council Bluffs Community School District will utilize grant funding to support implementation of an integrated electronic security system...

KidsTLC recently received a grant for $5,000 from the CPS Foundation to support the purchase of supplies and equipment for a new sensory wall to benefit youth participating in KidsTLC’s Autism Services program. The funds from the CPS Foundation will support the installation of two sensory walls that will provide education and promote self-reliance for children with ASD who have issues with sensory processing.

Washington University recently received a grant for $2,460,949 from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Special Emphasis Panel to research the dissemination and implementation of an evidence-based pediatric weight management program for use by low-income families. The grant will provide funding to package and test...

KidsTLC recently received a grant for $20,000 from the First National Bank of Omaha to support the stable housing, navigation, and crisis support services provided by the Thriving Families program (formerly Street Outreach Services), which assists families and their children who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk for becoming homeless in obtaining/maintaining permanent housing. Grant funding will help support the Thriving Families program to serve approximately 200 individuals (families and children) each year through housing referral and emergency assistance funding, referral to shelter/transitional living, resource/health navigation, and crisis support. Funding will be used to support direct client services including personnel costs and provide funds to help youth and families finance HUD approved housing costs (rent, utility support, etc.) as well as other support related to stable housing.  The program provides clients with permanent/stable housing support, health navigation/education, and service referral to ensure they obtain or maintain housing and other services.

Genesis Promise Academy recently received a grant for $50,829 from the Jackson County Community Children’s Services Fund to expand behavioral health programs and staff training, resulting in more students receiving high-quality counseling services. The Counseling Program’s services are family focused, person centered, culturally responsive, and trauma informed. The goal...