The Grundy County Community Foundation has approved a total of $127,500.88 in grants to be awarded to area non-profit agencies and organizations. There were a total of 59 grant applications requesting a total of nearly $310,000. A total of 44 grant applications received funds, 23 of which received the full amounts requested. Grant funding is made possible by combining unrestricted funds within the Grundy County Community Foundation.
In 2011, 52 grant applications requested $215,000; 42 grant applications received funds, 35 of which received the full amounts requested. The total amount awarded in 2011 was $125,266.15.
The following is a list of organizations that will receive grants from the Grundy County Community Foundation in 2012:
AGWSR School District was awarded a grant for implementing a Character Counts! program for K-12 students, Leveled Reading Book Sets for K-3 students, and for educational & safety equipment at Little Cougar Playhouse.
Allison Area Foster Parents Support Group was awarded a grant for support activities & services for families in Grundy County.
Area Education Agency 267 was awarded grants for a Launch into Learning iPad program for a special needs classroom at Dike-New Hartford Schools and for an occupational therapy program utilizing the iCanLearn project.
BCLUW School District was awarded a grant for iPads & Apple TVs.
City of Beaman was awarded grants for resurfacing the City Park Playground and for SCBA Fit testing certification for the fire department.
City of Dike was awarded a grant for installing a pool lift chair to meet ADA requirements.
City of Grundy Center was awarded grants for upgrading communication equipment for ambulance service to comply with new federal guidelines, establishing the Grundy Community Gardens, and for Life-Safety tools for the fire department.
City of Reinbeck was awarded grants for the Reinbeck Art Festival, a new community event which will promote area artists; Movies in the Park, an annual community summer screening series; and for expanding the downtown plantings and beautification efforts.
City of Wellsburg was awarded grants for updating a City Park restroom to meet ADA requirements and for completing the Veterans Memorial in the City Park.
Conrad Main Street, Inc. was awarded a grant for downtown beautification and faade grant projects.
Dike-New Hartford School District was awarded grants for SMART Boards for the lower elementary, graphing calculators in the high school, and a "Designing Tomorrow" art program.
Dike Public Library was awarded a grant for updating A/V technology in the meeting room.
Discovery Preschool was awarded a grant for iPads and LeapPads.
Family YMCA of Black Hawk County was awarded grants for a NuStep Recumbent Cross Trainer and youth programs, both at the Grundy Family YMCA.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck School District was awarded grants for redesigning the Agricultural Science curriculum and for an iPad and accessories for the Math Department.
Grundy Center School District was awarded a grant for iPads for elementary students and e-readers for middle school students.
Grundy Community Preschool & Child Care Center was awarded a grant for equipment upgrades.
Grundy County Agricultural Society was awarded a grant for building & grounds improvements at the Grundy County Fair Grounds.
Grundy County Board of Supervisors was awarded a grant for mobile data equipment for the Sheriff's Office.
Grundy County Memorial Hospital was awarded a grant for Trauma Nursing Core Course Instruction.
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, Inc. was awarded a grant for Junior Achievement programming in Grundy County.
Kling Memorial Library was awarded a grant for iPads, Nooks and Kindle Fires.
Lutheran Services in Iowa, Inc. was awarded a grant for a Families Together program.
Northeast Iowa Food Bank was awarded a grant for the Mobile Food Pantry.
Operation Threshold was awarded a grant for the Holiday Projects program.
Presbyterian Village was awarded a grant for Telecare training costs and equipment for the Village at Home program.
Reinbeck Daycare, Inc. was awarded a grant for updating cribs/resting equipment to comply with new Consumer Protection Safety Commission standards.
Seeds of Hope was awarded a grant for Grundy County Coordination and Rape Prevention Education.
Wellsburg Public Library was awarded a grant for sloping base bookshelves.
The Grundy County Community Foundation invites representatives from the programs above, as well as members from the general public, to attend an Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m. at the Grundy Center Community Center. The event is free and refreshments will be served.
The Grundy County Community Foundation assists in providing resources for a broad range of existing and future charitable needs throughout Grundy County. Grants are awarded in the areas of: arts and culture; community affairs and development; education; environmental education and protection; health; historic preservation; and human services.
The Grundy County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, has been created by and for the people of Grundy County. The Community Foundation's main goals are to support charitable projects and programs in Grundy County, to attract additional funds, and to assist donors in creating lasting legacies through a variety of giving options within Grundy County. The Grundy County Community Foundation is here for Grundy County for good, for ever.
For more information about the Grundy County Community Foundation, contact the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa at (319) 287-9106 or contact Mitch Biersner, Executive Secretary for Grundy County Community Foundation, at (319) 825-3606.