Foundation News: November 2021
Congratulations Grant Winners!
Each year, the Foundation awards a grant in honor of and thanks to the late Carma Mohler, an Iowan who was passionate about eliminating hunger. Due to the volume of quality applicants this year, our Board of Directors voted to award additional funds as part of an IUMF Food Grant. We are excited and proud to announce the organizations receiving grants this year:

Carma Mohler Grant Recipients 2021
  • Monthly Manna Meals - Union Park UMC - Des Moines
  • Backpack Ministry - Embury UMC - Donnellson
  • Olin Food Pantry - Olin UMC - Olin
  • Creston Area Food Pantry - First UMC - Creston
  • Food Pantry - Calvary UMC - Ames
  • Neighborhood Meal Enrichment Program - St. Paul's UMC - Cedar Rapids
  • Food Pantry - Wesley UMC - Vinton
  • Ecumenical Garden - Asbury UMC - Bettendorf
  • Hand of Luke - New Hope UMC - Des Moines
  • Lunches for Youth - Anamosa UMC - Anamosa
  • Little Free Food Pantry - Immanuel UMC - Des Moines

IUMF Food Grant Recipients 2021
  • Food Pantry Renovation - Coralville UMC - Coralville
  • SPUM Garden - Sheridan Park UMC - Des Moines
  • Feeding Lunches to Youth (FLY) - First UMC - Marion
  • Backpacks for Hunger - Epworth UMC - Epworth

Learn more about Carma Mohler Grants and what the winners plan to do with the funds on our website.
Help us award a new scholarship!
With Giving Tuesday right around the corner (November 30, 2021), we've decided to start a scholarship fund to which anyone can donate. We are excited to support students in Iowa, and to offer a way for people to contribute without breaking the bank. To donate, simply click the red GIVE button on our homepage and select the IUMF General Scholarship Fund as your recipient. Any amount is appreciated!
Other good news:
Don't miss out: Saving Grace available through November

Thank you so much to those who participated in our fall sessions of Saving Grace: A Guide to Financial Well-Being. To anyone who has some, or even all, of the videos left to watch, the remaining videos will be posted on our website through the end of the month. Password is finances2021.
Remind your kids over Thanksgiving Break...

It's almost time to apply for scholarships again! The Foundation offers over 100 scholarships each year thanks to generous donors. Visit our website to learn the criteria for each scholarship so you are ready to apply when applications open December 1. Pastors: we encourage you to print the booklet and bulletin insert to give to students in your congregation.
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