Clive Community Foundation: Invested in Community Needs
While Clive is rated as one of the top Iowa communities in which to live and work, we face the same challenge as every community to help those struggling to meet basic needs. Established in 2014, Clive Community Services has been supporting individuals and families with food, clothing, and medical and educational services. In 2019, its food pantry, clothes closet, and free medical clinic served a total of 4,034 people, and the education program provided 105 student contact hours for tutoring.
The Clive Community Foundation is an enthusiastic supporter of Clive Community Services, awarding grants to the organization for several years. With the Foundation’s focus in key community areas—Quality of Life, Health and Wellness, and Collaboration—choosing Clive Community Services as a grant partner hits the mark in all three categories.
As the board president of Clive Community Services, Stephanie Horak has seen and helped many individuals and families throughout the year. Since many available grants have requirements to use their funding for certain services, Horak said the non-restrictive Clive Community Foundation grant has been critical to helping her organization cover operational costs and rent for their office/services space.
“The Clive Community Foundation is one of our three major donors. If we didn’t have their funding, we wouldn’t be able to exist,” Horak explained. “We are quite literally feeding, clothing, caring for, and educating the vulnerable in our community. This kind of funding is critical for real work that is happening on the ground.”
Thank you to Clive Community Foundation donors for funding critical care and services for our community’s most vulnerable populations!