Grundy County Community Foundation distributes over $132,000 to local nonprofits
The Grundy County Community Foundation (GCCF) held its 2022 grant awards celebration at the Grundy Center Community Center on April 27, announcing the distribution of $132,397.72 to 20 projects of organizations serving Grundy County through its 2022 grant cycle.
“We are pleased to award 2022 grants to community organizations representing the areas of community betterment, education and youth development, health and human service as they support the needs of their individual communities and Grundy County as a whole. The Grundy County Community Foundation has been awarding grants for 16 years, and our goal is to continue to establish and grow funds that can be distributed back out into the community,” said Lexie Hach, co-chair of the GCCF.
Grant recipient organization, project the grant will fund, and grant amount is listed below by funding area.
City of Beaman, Fire Department – Large Diameter Hose, $6,300
City of Conrad, Visioning Committee – 4 Seasons Park Playground Equipment, $10,000
City of Dike, Library – MakerSpace, $3,000
City of Grundy Center, Aquatic Center – Pool Slide Project, $8,500
City of Grundy Center, Fire Department – New SCBA Tanks, $16,428
City of Grundy Center, Park Board – Picnic Table Replacement Project, $9,000
City of Holland, Fire Department – Gear/Airpacks/Pagers, $4,500
Community Enrichment Center of Reinbeck, Here for Everybody! Project, $14,300
Reinbeck Firemen, Inc, Firefighting Nozzles Upgrade, $6,000
Education & Youth Development
Dike-New Hartford Community School District, Art/Photography Department – Digital Maker Space, $3,000
Dike-New Hartford Community School District, Industrial Technology – Implementing Laser Engraving into a Manufacturing Classroom, $5,000
Iowa College Access Network, Career and College Attainment Post COIVD, $2,000
Joyful Noise Daycare and Preschool, Kitchen Improvement – Update Refrigerators, $1,478
UnityPoint Health Marshalltown – Grundy Center Family Medicine, UPH Grundy Center Family Medicine: Reach Out and Read Program – 2022, $1,859
City of Conrad, BCERT – Radio, $6,700
Grundy County Memorial Hospital, Emergency Trauma Care, $3,995
Lutheran Services in Iowa, Families Together II in Grundy County, $4,000
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, NEI3A Grundy County Congregate and Home Delivered Meals Program, $5,000
Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Feeding Families, $12,837.72
Operation Threshold, Inc, Grundy County Crisis Assistance, $8,500
Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Grundy County. Committee members include: Jessica Eilers, Jeffrey Frank (co-chair), Lexie Hach (co-chair), Nick Jans, Jen Jensen (co-chair), Brandi Morris, Jake Pabst and Angie Thesing.
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 2023 grant cycle opens October 15, 2022 with an application deadline of December 31, 2022. The grant guidelines and application can be found at www.grundyccf.org.