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Community Foundation of Marshall County Rebuild Fund Guidelines


May 2, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Resource: Julie Hitchins, director@cfmarshallco.org
Community Foundation of Marshall County Rebuild Marshalltown Fund
Announces First Round Grant Awards

Marshalltown, Iowa, May 2, 2019: The Community Foundation of Marshall County is excited to announce the grant awards from the first 2019 funding cycle for the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund.  The two grantees are the City of Marshalltown for the renovation of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Habitat for Humanity of Iowa for their Marshalltown Hammers Back project.

“These grant awardees both exemplify the purpose of the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund which is to assist with the long term recovery effort.  I am excited to see their progress in the rebuild effort,” said Community Foundation Executive Director Julie Hitchins.

Built nearly 90 years ago, the Veterans Memorial Coliseum was a memorial to Marshalltown residents who had fought in and/or lost their lives in the Civil War, Spanish War and World War I.  It has served numerous functions for the community over the years.  Although it sustained significant damage from the July 19 tornado, the structure was deemed sound.  The goal of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum Renovation is to create a public space for recreational and community uses as well as preserving an enduring memorial to the veterans of Marshalltown.   The CFMC Rebuild Marshalltown Fund is pleased to grant $100,000 toward this project.

In the first two weeks following the tornado, approximately 400 Habitat for Humanity of Iowa volunteers assisted home owners to secure their homes.  Nine months later, it is estimated that 245 housing units still have unmet needs.  Habitat for Humanity of Iowa’s 2019 goals include: repairing 100 homes, completing 50 neighborhood beautification/landscape projects, providing 75 individuals with homeowner education and raising $1,000,000 to fund construction activities.  The CFMC Rebuild Marshalltown Fund is pleased to grant up to $100,000 toward this project.

The Rebuild Marshalltown Fund will accept letters of intent for two additional 2019 funding cycles on July 1st and October 1st.  Please visit the Community Foundation of Marshall County’s website at www.cfmarshallco.org for more specific information on the letter of intent process.

“The Community Foundation of Marshall County thanks the over 240 donors from 24 different states that have contributed to the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund,” said fund co-chairs Heidi Dalal and Steve Troskey.

Long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in Marshalltown have only just begun. Together, we can rebuild Marshalltown to the place we all know and love. Contributions to the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund can be made online at www.cfmarshallco.org/rebuild-marshalltown-fund/ or checks can be mailed to the Community Foundation of Marshall County, 11 N. First Ave., Marshalltown, Iowa 50158.

If you have any questions, you can contact Julie Hitchins, Community Foundation of Marshall County Executive Director, at director@cfmarshallco.org. www.cfmarshallco.org

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The mission of the Community Foundation of Marshall County is to improve the quality of life in Marshall County by building charitable endowments and by addressing critical needs of our communities in partnership with nonprofit organizations and donors. The Community Foundation of Marshall County is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, a community foundation that is confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

January 31, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Resource: Julie Hitchins, director@cfmarshallco.org

Community Foundation of Marshall County Rebuild Marshalltown Fund

2019 Guidelines and Funding Cycles Announced

The Community Foundation of Marshall County is pleased to announce that the 2019 guidelines and funding cycles for the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund are now available.  The purpose of this fund is to support long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in Marshalltown due to the July 2018 tornado.

Distinct from the Community Foundation’s annual community grant application, the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund will have three funding cycles in 2019 and utilize a Letter of Intent process to identify projects for the fund to support. This opportunity is open to tax-exempt, non-profit entities classified by the IRS as 501(C)(3) organizations, public schools, or government entities.  Funds must be used for mid-to-long term recovery and rebuilding efforts in the tornado affected area.  The minimum request amount is $20,000.  Applicants are required to demonstrate investment in the projects by providing a cash match that is a minimum of 50% of the total grant requested from the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund.  Please visit the Community Foundation of Marshall County’s website at www.cfmarshallco.org for more specific information on the letter of intent process.

2019 Rebuild Marshalltown Fund Process & Timelines:

2019 Schedule Letter of Intent Deadline Invitation to Submit Full Application Full Application Deadline (Invited Applicants Only) Funding Announcement
 

Spring

 

March 1, 2019

 

March 19, 2019

 

April 19, 2019

 

May 1, 2019

 

Summer

 

July 1, 2019

 

July 19, 2019

 

August 19, 2019

 

September 3, 2019

 

Fall

 

October 1, 2019

 

October 18, 2019

 

November 19, 2019

 

December 2, 2019

“I am amazed at the cleanup, recovery and rebuilding that has occurred in our community the past six months.  It also has become evident there are long term rebuilding challenges that lie ahead.  I am thankful the Community Foundation leadership had the forethought to establish the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund to assist with the long term recovery effort.” says Community Foundation Executive Director, Julie Hitchins.

“The Community Foundation of Marshall County thanks the over 200 individual and business donors that have contributed to the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund. This fund allows CFMC to work with community partners to maximize the impact of long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts,” adds fund co-chairs Heidi Dalal & Steve Troskey.

If you have any questions, you can contact Julie Hitchins, Community Foundation of Marshall County Executive Director, via email.


 

JULY 23, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Resource: Dylan Does, director@cfmarshallco.org

Community Foundation of Marshall County establishes the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund to provide an opportunity to support rebuilding efforts in Marshalltown

In cooperation with other community leaders, a fund has been established with the Community Foundation of Marshall County to provide an opportunity to give to support long-term rebuilding efforts and community needs in Marshalltown due to the July 19, 2018, tornado.

According to the Community Foundation Executive Director, Dylan Does, “The Marshall County Community Foundation is dedicated to helping people help their community. During this trying time, we have seen the power of this mission in action as our community has come together to help our neighbors in need. While this outpouring of support is humbling, we know the needs of the community will be substantial and ongoing. Gifts to the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund will be used for the significant rebuilding that lies ahead. Our community will desperately need support to regain the tragic losses we’ve incurred and thanks to gifts to this fund, support will be here to make investments where it is most needed.”

Those interested in donating to the Rebuild Marshalltown Fund can give online at www.desmoinesfoundation.org/rebuildmarshalltown

or checks can be mailed to:   

                                    The Community Foundation of Marshall County
                                    11 N. First Ave.
                                    Marshalltown, IA. 50158

If you have any questions, you can contact Dylan Does, Community Foundation of Marshall County Director, via email.