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
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
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.