The grant provides funding for expanded community outreach and increased resources for local organizations working toward erasing inequities.

Gabby Drees

Labor Educator for the University of Iowa Labor Center Paul Iversen poses for a portrait in his office at the University of Iowa Labor Center offices in Coralville, Iowa on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.

Arabia Parkey, News Reporter
December 5, 2021


The Iowa City Social Justice and Racial Equity grant is providing local organizations, such as the Food Pantry at Iowa and the University of Iowa Labor Center, with opportunities to diversify their impact on the community.

The grant is available to Iowa City-based nonprofit and for-profit organizations tasked with empowering and engaging in social justice and racial equity initiatives that encourage the elimination of inequities in the community. Preference goes to organizations that address education, housing, criminal justice, building community, health, and employment. 

Applications for the annual Social Justice and Racial Equity grant have opened for fiscal 2022 and must be submitted before Jan. 8, 2022. Those applying must