Grundy Co. Community Foundation distributes Over $146,500 to local nonprofits

Gladbrook-Reinbeck schools, city of Reinbeck among recipients

Grant recipients gathered for the Grundy County Community Foundation’s 2023 grant awards celebration on April 27 at the Grundy Center Community Center where $146,558.28 in grant funding was awarded to 24 projects of organizations serving Grundy County. SUBMITTED PHOTO

GRUNDY CENTER – The Grundy County Community Foundation (GCCF) held its 2023 grant awards celebration at the Grundy Center Community Center on April 27, announcing the distribution of $146,558.28 to 24 projects of organizations serving Grundy County through its 2023 grant cycle.

“The Grundy County Community Foundation continues to proudly support the needs of our individual communities as well as our entire county through the work of our nonprofit partners,” said Lexie Hach, chair of the GCCF committee.

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

Arts & Culture

Dike-New Hartford Community School District, Arts Department – Celebrating Artwork Through Connection and Community, $2,000

Dike-New Hartford Community School District, Music Department – Creating Community One Strum at a Time, $1,000

Community Betterment

City of Beaman, Fire Department – Helmets and Rescue Tools, $6,500

City of Grundy Center, Community Center – Baby Changing Stations, $1,000

City of Grundy Center, Park Board – Pickleball Courts, $5,000

City of Holland, Fire Department – Gear, Breathing Apparatus, & Cylinder, $10,000

City of Reinbeck, Park Board – Aquatic Center Bathhouse, $7,000

City of Stout, Fire Department – Bunker Gear, Station, and Truck Equipment Update, $10,000

City of Wellsburg, Library – Programming, $1,200

City of Wellsburg, Playground Project Committee – A Place 2 Play Playground, $10,000

Conrad Chamber – Main Street, Community LED Sign, $4,000

The Larrabee Center, Trickets & Togs Carpet, $1,000

Education & Youth Development

City of Beaman, Library – Young Adult Resources, $1,990

Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community Schools, Computer Science Department – Improvement for Room 42, $1,000

Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community Schools, Science Department – ActivityBot360 for the Classroom, $3,662

Grundy Community Preschool and Childcare Center, Kids Campus Additions, $3,000

Joyful Noise Daycare and Preschool, Carpet Improvement, $2,100

Maroon & White, Tuckpointing Project, $20,000

Environment & Animal Welfare

Grundy County Auditor, Conservation Board – Wolf Creek Disk Golf Addition, $3,281.28


BCLUW Community School District, Stop the Bleed School Cabinets and Kits, $1,840

Grundy County Memorial Hospital, Improving Rural Access to Surgery Services, $20,000

UnityPoint Health Marshalltown – Grundy Center Family Medicine, Improving Pediatric Vision Screening in Grundy County, $5,985

Human Service

Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Feeding Families, $15,000

Operation Threshold, Grundy County Crisis Assistance, $10,000

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Grundy County. Committee members include Jeffrey Frank, Lexie Hach (chair), Nick Jans, Jen Jensen, Jake Pabst, Erin Schildroth 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. More information about the GCCF can be found at www.grundyccf.org.