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Capacity Building and Expansion

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2007
  • Location Des Moines, IA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Iowa

About this grant

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is currently working to build an inter-racial, inter-ethnic, urban-rural organization and share the experience in training sessions with other community organizing groups around the country.This grant will support the organization’s national training efforts as well as its work to develop new chapters in selected regions of the state. In addition, the organization will continue building relationships between members from urban and rural communities and support future planning and fundraising development efforts.Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is a community organizing group with a 30-year history. Its mission is to provide Iowans of all ethnic backgrounds – particularly low- and moderate-income families – with the training and skills to be effective spokespersons for their own issues and concerns.