Grundy County Community foundation gives local grants

The Grundy County Community Foundation (GCCF) has granted $111,840.94 to 26 projects of organizations serving Grundy County through its 2021 grant cycle.

“The Grundy County Community Foundation is proud to partner with our local nonprofit organizations and support their work to make Grundy County a better place for everyone,” said Jeanine Marts, chair of the GCCF governing committee.

Grant recipient organization, project the grant will fund, and grant amount are listed below by funding areas.

Arts & Culture

Gladbrook-Reinbeck Schools, 5-12 GR Band – Brass Additions, $4,420

Community Betterment

City of Beaman, Fire Department – Radio Addition, $6,257

City of Beaman, Library – Beaman Garden Discovery, $1,010

City of Dike, Fire Department – Ice Rescue Suits, $1,755

City of Grundy Center, Grundy Community Center – Refrigerator, $3,000

City of Grundy Center, Park Board – Sidewalks, $3,000

City of Holland, SCBA Cylinders/Pager Upgrade Project, $8,000

City of Stout, Fire Department – Station Tool & Radio Update, $3,500

City of Wellsburg, Library – Projector and Sound Equipment, $1,791

Reinbeck Firemen, TNT Rescue Extrication Tools Upgrade, $12,520

The Larrabee Center, Trinkets and Togs – Thrift Store, $1,000

Education & Youth Development

AGWSR School District, Materials for Struggling Readers, $2,700

BCLUW School District, The Leader in Me, $6,903

Grundy Preschool and Childcare Center, Playground Upgrades, $2,300

Iowa College Access Network, Student and Educator COVID-19 Support, $1,500

Timothy Christian School, Technology, $1,840


City of Grundy Center, Ambulance Department – Video Laryngoscope, $9,150

Grundy County Memorial Hospital, Local Access to Surgery Care, $6,000

Human Service

Bottles Two Backpacks, Replace the Toys, $1,500

Crisis Intervention Service, Technology Update, $1,000

Iowa Legal Aid, Updating Technology to Serve Low-Income Residents, $3,700

Joyful Noise Daycare, Room Equipment Improvement, $2,378

Lutheran Services in Iowa, Families Together II in Grundy County, $4,000

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, Grundy County Meals Program, $5,000

Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Feeding Communities of Grundy County, $10,000

Operation Threshold, Grundy County Crisis Assistance, $7,616.94

A brief video highlighting the 2021 grant recipients and their projects can be found at www.grundyccf.org.

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Grundy County. Committee members include: Marcia Beving, Jessica Eilers, Jeffrey Frank, Lexie Hach, Jen Jensen, Jeanine Marts (chair), Brandi Morris, Angie Thesing and Mike Williams.

Grants are awarded through GCCF’s competitive grant process to projects in the program areas of: arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health and human service. Grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) designated organization or government entity serving Grundy County in order to be considered for funding. The 2022 grant cycle opens October 15 with an application deadline of December 31, 2021. The grant guidelines and application can be found at www.grundyccf.org.