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Butler County Community Foundation Distributes $133,765 to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Butler County Community Foundation
April 11, 2022

The Butler County Community Foundation (BCCF) held its 2022 grant awards celebration at the St. James Lutheran Church on April 9, announcing the distribution of $133,765 to 28 projects of organizations serving Butler County through its 2022 grant cycle.

“The Butler County Community Foundation is proud to support these organizations and their programs and services which create more vibrant communities for all people in Butler County,” said Carly Pollock, chair of the BCCF governing committee.

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

Arts & Culture

  • Butler County Fair, Commercial Building Door Replacement and Improved Accessibility, $5,000
  • Parkersburg Historical Society, Paint Restored 3rd Floor Dormer Windows, $3,660

Community Betterment

  • Allison Amvet Hall Post 88, Roof Update, $5,000
  • City of Aplington, @homeAplington – Popcorn Stand Upgrade, $3,000
  • City of Aplington, Library – Improving Internet Equality, $2,600
  • City of Aplington, Park Department – Deck the House, $4,400
  • City of Aredale, New A/C Unit and Tree Maintenance, $10,000
  • City of Bristow, Fire Department – Personal Gear Update, $10,000
  • City of Clarksville, Fire Department – Handheld Radios – Phase Two, $5,000
  • City of Clarksville, Volunteer Park Committee – Park Addition, $1,000
  • City of Dumont, Fire Department – Radio Upgrade – Phase Two, $10,500
  • City of Dumont, Library – Computers, $1,800
  • City of Greene, Library – Computer Replacement Program, $3,909
  • City of New Hartford, Martin Memorial Library, $4,583
  • City of New Hartford, Splash Pad Committee – Packwaukee Park Splash Pad, $9,000
  • City of Parkersburg, Library – Hot Spots for Patron Check-out, $1,000
  • City of Parkersburg, Pickleball Court Lighting Project, $2,500

Environment & Animal Welfare

  • Butler County – Auditor, Conservation – Fishing Handicap Ramp with Kayak and Canoe Access, $5,000


  • City of Allison, Allison Emergency Services – New Monitor, $10,000
  • City of Clarksville, EMS – New Defibrillator, $4,000
  • City of Dumont, Ambulance – Radio Upgrade, $7,000
  • City of Parkersburg, Ambulance – Lucas Device, $5,613

Human Service

  • Families Helping Families of Iowa, Fostering Hope for Butler County Children in Foster Care, $2,000
  • Fostering Families Together, Family Events for Area Foster Families, $1,200
  • Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity, New Home Construction and Critical Home Repair, $5,000
  • Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, Butler County Congregate and Home Delivered Meals Program, $5,000
  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Feeding Communities, $4,000
  • The Larrabee Center, Inc., Community Support Services, $2,000

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Butler County. Committee members include: Greg Barnett, Mary Derdzinski, Jennifer Heeren, Deb Homer, Greg Nevenhoven, Mindy Pecha, Carly Pollock (chair), Greg Schmitz and Nicole Vannordstrand.

Grants are awarded through BCCF’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 Butler County in order to be considered for funding. The 2023 grant cycle opens November 1, 2022 with an application deadline of December 31, 2022. The grant guidelines and application can be found at

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