March 10, 2022  |  News

Community Foundation of Boone County Kicks Off 2022 Impact Granting With $75,000 Grant To The Isaiah 117 House Boone County

The Community Foundation of Boone County (CFBC) has poured more than $28 million to address local, unmet needs throughout Boone County since 1991. In 2021 alone, CFBC collectively and collaboratively granted nearly $1.1 million to impact several areas of need, including developing local trails, delivering warm meals to elderly and others in need, helping single parents with nowhere else to turn, offering mental health therapy programs, and supporting scholars pursuing multiple types of degrees and careers.

CFBC is proud to announce Isaiah 117 House Boone County as the recipient of a $75,000 milestone community impact grant. “As the single largest grant gifted by CFBC in our 31 year history, we are honored to support an organization bringing so much value to Boone County”, said Jodi Gietl, CFBC President & CEO. Isaiah 117 provides physical and emotional support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care placement. 

Laura Wiggs, Program Coordinator for Isaiah 117 Boone County shared, “We are full of appreciation and thank CFBC and the rest of the community for continually surrounding our project and supporting our needs. This gift will make such a huge impact in serving these children. Every donation and gift reconfirms why we are here – to help youth in their time of need.” 

“The Isaiah 117 House Boone County is here to help the community’s children on their worst day”, says Tom Hundley, Isaiah 117 Boone County Local Advisory Team Chair. “This home is truly a community build.” To support the Isaiah 117 House Boone County, visit their website: https://linktr.ee/isaiah117houseboonecoin.

“Over the past few years, we’ve truly focused on making a large impact in different ways, such as awarding $150,000 in surprise grants to the local 3 public school corporations to help with COVID response, bringing two new murals to the towns of Advance and Jamestown, and injecting over $1 million every year into this wonderful county we call home”, says Gietl. “We continue to focus on ways to address local, unmet needs while connecting residents throughout the county.”

In addition to impact granting in 2022, CFBC recently launched Connect Boone County, a website for all things volunteer related and a one stop shop to connect nonprofits with volunteers. Connect Boone County exists to unite local nonprofits with local resources. “Being able to have volunteer opportunities, nonprofit events, and nonprofit needs (both monetary & in kind donations) all in one place is going to help the forward movement of Boone County”, says Gietl. “We believe in the power of bringing people together. We can now connect people, philanthropy, and organizations both physically and digitally.” Visit Connect Boone County today to see how you can help: https://connectboonecounty.org/.

Alongside the Community Impact Grant, CFBC is inviting eligible Boone County-serving nonprofits to apply for a limited number of grants ranging from $30,000 to $120,000 through the 2022 Impact Matching Grant Program. The grants vary in size based on demonstrated historical ability to fundraise a minimum of $30,000, as the applicants must commit to a minimum fundraising dollar amount of $30,000. A similar program in 2021 saw 27 matching grants inject $850,000 into Boone County serving nonprofits.  The competitive grants will be awarded with preference given to programming focused on supporting elderly, disabled, or mental health. The grant application is now open through March 25. Visit CFBC’s website for more details.

CFBC engages the community, invests in people, programs, and organizations, and leads a vision for collaborative solutions. In 2022, Boone County residents will see CFBC 1- launching Connect Boone County, 2- supporting the continued growth of The Big 4 Trail, bisecting the urban and rural landscape of Boone County – connecting us all, and 3- awarding milestone impact grants to address local unmet needs in the areas of arts & culture, community development, disabled, education, elderly, human & health services, mental health, scholarships, and youth development. “Our 220+ funds award grants to nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in Boone County by contributing to the development of each community, addressing community needs, and investing in solutions that strengthen and improve our community”, says Gietl. “We look forward to working with our community partners, donors, and fund advisors, to make an impactful difference in 2022 and beyond.”

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF BOONE COUNTY

Since 1991, the Community Foundation of Boone County has granted over $28 million from its various funds to nonprofit organizations and programs working to solve critical challenges in Boone County. Through the generosity of donors, the Community Foundation currently holds over $30 million in net assets. In the past 30 years, we have worked with donors to create permanent funds for charitable giving. The establishment and growth of permanent endowment funds will strengthen Boone County for generations to come.