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Bremer County, Readlyn and Waverly Community Foundations award $149,511 in grants to local organizations

Bremer County Community Foundation
June 29, 2017

Bremer County, Readlyn and Waverly Community Foundations award $149,511 in grants to local organizations

June 29, 2017 – The Bremer County Community Foundation, Readlyn Community Fund, and Waverly Community Fund held their annual grant awards ceremony on June 28, announcing the distribution of $149,511 in grants to 51 community projects of area nonprofits and government agencies.

“The work these deserving organizations do to create a stronger county is critical to making our communities places where everyone can thrive,” said Ryan Tucker, Bremer County committee chair. “Our three organizations are proud to work together to help fund these projects that will create a better quality of life across Bremer County. We are also incredibly thankful for the generosity of community-minded people who make this impact possible.”

Grant recipients and the project the grant will fund are listed below by funding areas.

Art & Culture:

  • Wartburg Community Symphony Association, Wartburg Community Symphony Association (WCSA)
  • Waverly Oktoberfest, Waverly Oktoberfest 2017)

Community Betterment:

  • Bremer County Fair Association, A Northeast Iowa Jewel - The Capital Campaign for Champions Ridge
  • City of Frederika, Frederika Softball Diamond Improvements
  • City of Janesville, Janesville Library Public Use Computers
  • City of Readlyn, Library Steel Book Return Cart
  • City of Readlyn, Readlyn Community Club Sound System
  • City of Tripoli, Library - New Children's Furniture and Bookcase
  • City of Waverly, Kohlmann Park ADA Surface Project
  • City of Waverly, Rugby Field Bleacher Set
  • Retrieving Freedom, Veterinary Expenses
  • Sumner Housing Corporation, Sumner Housing, Corp.
  • Vineyard Community Church, Revibe 2017
  • Waverly Softball Association, A Northeast Iowa Jewel - Capital Campaign for Champions Ridge


  • Bremer County ISU Extension, 4-H Program
  • City of Denver, Library Technology Needs
  • Community Lutheran School, Improving Our Resource Accessibility
  • Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments (INRCOG), Bremer County Bike Rodeo Education
  • Self Help International, Increase Global Education Opportunities to Students and Residents Across Bremer County
  • Wapsie Valley Community Schools, Wapsie Valley FFA Greenhouse
  • Wartburg College, Innovation Studio
  • Waverly-Shell Rock Community School District, Southeast Elementary School Playground


  • City of Waverly, Tree Keepers


  • Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, More Than Bricks
  • Bremer County, Bremer County Health Department Foot Clinics
  • City of Denver, Ambulance Equipment
  • City of Tripoli, Training/EOC Equipment For Tripoli Ambulance Station
  • Friends of CMH - Sumner Community Memorial Hospital Foundation, 3-D Breast Tomosynthesis
  • Hillcrest Home, New Preventive Mattress
  • Readlyn EMS Association, BLS Jump Kits

Historic Preservation:

  • Alcock Cemetery Association, Preservation and Ongoing Maintenance of the Alcock Cemetery
  • City of Plainfield, Willow Lawn Cemetery Directory Project

Human Service: 

  • Allison Area Foster Parents Support, Training and Support for Foster Parents
  • ASPIRE-TRP, Wings on Eagles
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa, One-to-One Mentoring in Bremer County
  • Boy Scouts of America - Winnebago Council, Ingawanis Adventure Base Revitalization
  • Bremer County, Community Based Services of Bremer County
  • Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, Safe Shelter & Housing Stability
  • City of Janesville, Janesville Fire-Rescue Apparatus Replacement
  • City of Janesville, Police Department Taser
  • City of Sumner, Fire Department Pager Replacement
  • City of Tripoli, Fire Department - MSA Recharging Station with Batteries, SCBA Masks, and Helmets
  • Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity Waverly Build
  • Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind, IRIS in Bremer County 2017
  • Lutheran Services in Iowa, Families Together II in Bremer County
  • North Star Community Services, Waverly Center's Enrich and Equip Project
  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Mobile Food Pantry
  • Senior Citizen's Group Inc. of Waverly, Waverly Senior Center Facility Upgrade
  • St. Mary Church – Waverly, Saints Cafe
  • Sumner Emergency Medical Services (SEMS), Purchase 20 Minitor VI Two-Tone Voice Pagers
  • The Larrabee Center, Thrift Store Improvement - Phase 2
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