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Chickasaw County Community Foundation Awards $113,636 in Grants to Local Organizations

Chickasaw County Community Foundation
April 10, 2019

The Chickasaw County Community Foundation held its annual grant awards ceremony on April 9, announcing the distribution of 30 grants totaling $113,636 to 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,” Christy Pierce, Chickasaw County committee chair. “The Chickasaw County Community Foundation is proud to be a partner in their work, and we are 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

  • City of New Hampton, Little Light of Mine, $3,000

Community Betterment

  • Chickasaw Athletic Booster Club , Mikkelson Park Baseball Diamond Renovation Project, $5,892
  • Chickasaw County, Conservation - Bypass Basin Refuge Trail, $2,500
  • City of Alta Vista, Library Improvements, $3,000
  • City of Alta Vista, Parks and Rec - Picnic Tables, $4,170
  • City of Nashua, Nashua Splash Pad, $7,500
  • City of New Hampton, Municipal Swimming Pool - Shade Panels Project, $5,000
  • City of New Hampton, New Hampton TRIBE Trail-Phase 2, $7,500
  • Freedom Strippers Quilts of Valor, Quilts of Valor, $2,000
  • Women of Fredericksburg, Railroad Park Update, $2,500


  • City of Fredericksburg, Library - Family Storyteller Program, $1,000
  • Great Plays, Educational Technology, $3,000
  • Nashua-Plainfield Community Schools, Blasting into the Future, $6,000
  • Nashua-Plainfield Community Schools, National History Day Program Contest Support, $1,500
  • New Hampton Community School District, Safe Schools Equals Safe Community, $4,000
  • St. Joseph Community School, Preschool - SMART Students, $7,000


  • Chickasaw Wellness Complex, Matrix Climbmill Equipment, $5,000
  • City of Fredericksburg, Swimming Pool – AED, $2,740

 Historic Preservation

  • Big Four Fair Association, Dairy Barn Roof Replacement, $7,500
  • Carnegie Cultural Center, Intersecting History and Technology, $2,000

Human Service

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa, One-to-One Mentoring in Chickasaw County, $2,500
  • Chickasaw County, EMA - Watch Our Backs TIM (Traffic Incident Management), $1,533
  • Chickasaw Township Fire District, Industrial Power Washer, $3,500
  • City of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg Food Bank, $1,000
  • City of New Hampton, New Hampton Police Department - Thermal Imaging Camera, $4,500
  • City of Protivin, Fire Department - Rope and Litter Rescue Equipment, $3,000
  • Fredericksburg Firefighter Association, Purchase of Television and iPad, $1,400
  • Fun in the Son Daycare and Preschool, Kitchen Updates, $1,400
  • Lawler Firefighters Foundation, Lawler Fire Department - Quick Attack Fire Truck Project, $10,000
  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Chickasaw County BackPack Program, $2,000
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