Grants Allow Us to Create Opportunities, Choices and Supports for Our Members

At Genesis Development, we are very fortunate to have support from individuals, businesses and organizations in the communities that we serve. Some of this support comes from our great donors and their passion for what we do. Other support comes from grants and organizations that exist to better the lives of everyone they surround. Here are the grants that we have received in the last fiscal year. Thank you to the great organizations that provided these.

Benton County Community Foundation

Belle Plaine Supported Community Living Program was awarded $2,900 to provide “The Power of Safety in an Uncertain World.” This funding allowed our members to purchase Basic Emergency Preparedness Kits; Portable Weather Alert Radios; & First Aid Kits for all of their homes. The staff then had professionals come in and train the members on the use of all the items. It was an       awesome grant for our members and very well received information for all!

Benton County Community Foundation

Belle Plaine Supported Community Living Program was awarded $2,900 to “Build Relationships Through Community Inclusion.” Funding will be used for specific community activities for the members. A few of those will be a trip to Isle Casino & hotel for an overnight; a day trip to Lost Island Water Park in Waterloo; A Rough Riders Hockey Game; and bowling outings to the Belle Plaine Bowling Alley. Thank you Benton County!

Bock Family Grant

Perry Mental Health Services was awarded $5,000 to  provide School Based Therapy in the Perry Community Schools.

Boone County DCAT Minigrant

Boone Explorer’s Camp was awarded $700 to cover rent of the Boone Historical Center where the campers meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Boone County Endowment

Boone Explorer’s Camp was awarded $5,000 to cover fees associated with activities and outings for the campers throughout the summer. A few examples of outings are:    I-Cubs games; Fort Frenzy; Bowling at the Tiger Bowl in Madrid; Blank Park Zoo & arts and crafts items. These activities would not be possible without these generous funds from the Boone County Endowment!

Boone Early Bird Kiwanis

Boone Explorer’s Camp was awarded $250 to pay for a summer pool pass at the Boone Municipal Pool and pool snack punch cards for the campers. Thank you so much Boone Early Bird Kiwanis!

Buena Vista County Employment Services

Storm Lake was awarded funding for our members who have paid employment in the community. This is crucial to the success of our members in finding and keeping jobs!

Leonard A. Good Trust

Boone Explorer’s Camp was awarded $12,500 to allow the program to provide scholarships to youth who can’t afford the camp or don’t have allowable funding to participate. We are so grateful to the Leonard Good Trustees for this funding!!!

Poweshiek Community Foundation

Grinnell Supported Community Living Services was   awarded $3,884 to provide “The Power of Safety in an Uncertain World.” This funding will allow our members to purchase Basic Emergency Preparedness Kits; Portable Weather Alert Radios; & First Aid Kits for all of their homes. The staff will then have professionals come in and train the members on the use of all the items. It’s an  awesome grant for our members, thank you Poweshiek Community Foundation!

St. Martin’s Grant

Hope Wellness Center in Woodward was awarded $975 for the purchase of science based curriculum for the   program as well as items to build a resource library at the center. Thank you to the board at St. Martin’s for this funding!

The Second Mile

Grinnell was awarded $1,000 to apply to programs and services! Thank you board of The Second Mile. It’s through grants like this that we’re able to do what we do!

United Way of Boone County

Boone Vocational Services was awarded $6,000 to provide transportation to, and from, work for our members who are employed in the community. This ensures they are able to keep their full-time jobs. Transportation costs are an issue at all of our sites and a huge THANK YOU to   United Way of Boone for your assistance at our Boone site.

Winterset Kiwanis Club

Winterset Discovery Program was awarded $300 to be used for outings and activities of the sites Discovery    Program. Thank you Winterset Kiwanis Club!

Three State Grants

Vocational Services were awarded funding for our members to get and find employment in our communities. Almost all of our sites get these funds:
1) Employment Services Grant (ES) funding
2) Iowa Vocational Rehabilitative Services (IVRS) funding
3) Making the Grade Grant