United Way of Story County invites agencies to submit proposals requesting funds through our grant programs. Please click on the following links for more information and to download the application forms.  

Recent Grants Awarded:


8/18 YWCASignage$250 Mini
8/18 Boys & Girls Clubs of Story CountyAmes Club Commercial Fridge$3,000 Impact
8/18 The Arc of Story CountyProject Search$1,103 Impact
6/18 NAMI Central IowaStory County Mental Health Expo$700 Impact
6/18 Lutheran Services in IowaResidential Services$6,000 Impact
6/18 The Community AcademySummer Experience$250 Mini
6/18 Mainstream LivingHome & Community Based Services$4,700 Capital Improvement
5/18 Mainstream LivingHome & Community Based Services$84,195 Capital Improvement
5/18 Emergency Residence ProjectCool Air$12,300 Capital Improvement
5/18 ChildServePlayground Project$25,000 Capital Improvement
5/18 Ames Community Preschool CenterHVAC$78,505 Capital Improvement
5/18 YSSRosedale Shelter$50,000 Capital Improvement
4/18 Friends of Slater LibraryAll Story County Tween Read Program$1,497 Impact
4/18 Knights of ColumbusRoland Story Post Prom$25 Mini
3/18 Mid-Iowa Council Boy ScoutsScouting for Beloit$1,000 Impact
3/18 Emergency Residence ProjectShelter Diversion$5,000 Impact
3/18 YSSRosedale Emergency Youth Shelter$1,487 Impact
2/18 Ames Middle SchoolFriday Food Bags$1,000 Impact
2/18 The Salvation ArmyDoing the Most Good Market$3,000 Impact
1/18 Heart of Iowa Regional Transit AgencyEnhanced Scheduling Features$35,912 Major
1/18 United Ways of IowaALICE Report$2,500 Impact
12/17 Ames Alano Society, Inc.Building Improvements/Exterior Siding$15,000 Major
12/17 Friendship Ark Homes & Community Services24 Hour Supported Community Living Program$13,119 Major
11/17 NAMI Central IowaNAMI Central Iowa$1,000 Impact
11/17 NAMI Central IowaTV & DVD Purchase$250 Mini
11/17 Raising Readers in Story CountyGift Books - The Salvation Army Christmas$1,500 Impact
11/17 YWCAQuick Books Upgrade$100 Mini
10/17 FreeStoreACCESS Support$1,000 Impact
10/17 Huxley Police DepartmentEnd Violence Against Women International Training$495 Impact
10/17 YWCAMembership Promotion$250 Mini
9/17 ACCESSSelf-Care Center$211 Mini
9/17 ACCESSYouth Resource Pantry$1,208 Golf
9/17 Ames Historical SocietyFly with Banning Exhibition$1,000 Golf
9/17 Ames Public LibraryProject Smyles - Tour Transportation$1,500 Golf
9/17 Ames Public LibrarySmall Talk$3,000 Golf
9/17 Camp FireCamp Canwita Literacy Counselor$2,500 Golf
9/17 Central Iowa RSVPSpeak Up!$650 Golf
9/17 Good Neighbor Emergency AssistanceHealthy Food Voucher$7,500 Impact
9/17 Legal Aid Society of Story CountyMandatory Mediation Assistance Fund & Children in the Middle Class$1,500 Golf
9/17 Lutheran Services in IowaPeople Place - Parent Education Program$2,150 Golf
9/17 Mid-Iowa Community ActionStory County Dental Clinic$3,000 Impact
9/17 Octagon Center for the ArtsChildren's Art Activity Lounge$250 Golf
9/17 Raising Readers in Story CountyEarly Literacy in Story County$3,000 Golf
9/17 Story County Medical CenterPediatric Cardiac Crash Cart$1,500 Golf
9/17 The Salvation ArmyInfant Pantry Program$3,000 Golf
9/17 Threshold Learning CenterTLC's After School Kids Club$2,000 Golf
9/17 We-CycleBikes - We Cyle$1,500 Impact
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