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Fred Maytag Family Foundation

The Fred Maytag Family Foundation was initially established in 1945 in Iowa, and is currently headquartered in San Francisco, California. The Foundation’s assets come from the Maytag Company, a home appliance company founded in 1893 by Frederick Louis Maytag.

Regions: The Fred Maytag Family Foundation primarily serves the state of Iowa, including rural counties. The Foundation also directs limited grantmaking to organizations in other states.

Issues Supported: Key areas of focus include health, education, social services, and services for disabled individuals.

Grant Process and Application: The first step is to contact the Foundation regarding application steps. There are usually no application deadlines. Contact the Foundation by phone at 415-673-3733 for more information.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2020, the Fred Maytag Family Foundation provided grants in the amount of $4.3 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Clearview Recovery is a grantee located in Prairie City, Iowa, in rural Jasper County. Clearview offers addiction services and sober living facilities.

Good Neighbor Fund Okoboji Spirit Lake Territory

The Good Neighbor Fund Okoboji Spirit Lake Territory was founded in 1971 and is located in Spirit Lake, Iowa, in rural Dickinson County.

Regions: Rural Iowa counties including Dickinson and Clay are the key areas of focus. Limited grant-making is allocated towards North Carolina.

Issues Supported: The Good Neighbor Fund funds projects supporting health and human services, with a particular focus on addiction services, family services, homeless services, and mental health care.

Grant Process and Application: Grant cycles occur on an annual basis. Find out more information about the grant process by contacting the Fund at 712-336-5257.

Grant-Making Per Year: In FY 2020, the Good Neighbor Fund Okoboji Spirit Lake Territory provided grants in the amount of $88,150.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Discovery House is a grantee located in Spirit Lake, Iowa, in rural Dickinson County. The Discovery House offers supportive housing to help individuals struggling with substance abuse to remain sober and reintegrate into society.

Iowa Opioid Settlement Funds

Total Settlement Funds in Iowa

  • $174 million

Fund Distribution

  • 50% to Iowa Abatement Fund
  • 50% to local governments

Timeline

  • Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
  • Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years
  • Funds were expected to begin in the second quarter of 2022

Application Process

  • Not established

Spending So Far

  • NA

Key Contacts

  • Attorney General Tom Miller, 515-281-5164, webteam@ag.iowa.gov (include full name, mailing address, phone number)
  • Bill Peterson, bpeterson@iowacounties.org
  • Kristi Harshbarger, kharshbarger@iowacounties.org

Key Links

How About Your County?

To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center Of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.

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