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Chickasaw County Community Foundation Distributes Over $100,000 to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Chickasaw County Community Foundation
March 15, 2021

The Chickasaw County Community Foundation (CCCF) has granted $100,218.41 to 29 projects of organizations serving Chickasaw County through its 2021 grant cycle.

“On behalf of the Chickasaw County Community Foundation I would like to congratulate all the fantastic nonprofit organizations as they work hard at enhancing the already vibrant and prosperous Chickasaw County area. We are extremely pleased to award grant money to so many generous and viable organizations in their efforts to enhance where we live, work and play,” said Kelly O’Donnell, chair of the CCCF governing committee.

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

Arts & Culture

  • Carnegie Cultural Center, Under the Big Top-Natvig Brothers Circus Exhibit, $1,307.53
  • City of Fredericksburg, Outdoor Movie Equipment, $1,000
  • Plum Creek Art Council, Energy Efficiency Updates, $3,500

Community Betterment

  • Chickasaw Township Fire District, MultiGas Detector, $1,000
  • City of Alta Vista, Fire Department - Grass Fire Fighting ATV, $5,000
  • City of Alta Vista, Municipal Hall - Floor Refinish, $5,000
  • City of Nashua, Campsite/Picnic Table Upgrade, $5,000
  • City of New Hampton, Fire Department - New and Update Equipment, $3,000
  • City of New Hampton, Parks & Recreations Department - Out with the Old, In with the New, $7,000
  • City of New Hampton, Police Department - Mobile Tablets, $6,000
  • City of Protivin, Fire Department - Turnout Gear, $3,000
  • Fredericksburg Firefighter Association, Portable Workstation, $3,000
  • Lawler Firefighters Foundation, Vehicle Extrication Tools Project, $8,000
  • Project Flo Association, Project Flo - Summer of 2021, $3,000
  • Women of Fredericksburg, Recreational Opportunities in Fredericksburg, $3,500

Education & Youth Development

  • Fun in the Son Daycare and Preschool, Playground Updates, $6,500
  • New Hampton Community School District, Iowa BIG North Coworking Space, $2,000
  • New Hampton Community School District, K-3 Math - Differentiated Kits, $2,819.88
  • St. Joseph Community School, Social Emotional Learning = Student Success, $5,000
  • Sumner-Fredericksburg Community Schools, Elevate STEM Education, $3,000

Environment & Animal Welfare

  • Chickasaw County, Conservation Board - Bypass Basin Refuge Trail, $3,000


  • Chickasaw Wellness Complex, Multi-Purpose Room Remodel, $3,000
  • City of New Hampton, Library – Defibrillator, $1,891
  • Friends of CMH Foundation, Community Memorial Hospital - Skytron Warming Cabinet, $1,000

Human Service

  • Great Plays, Playground Shade Structures, $6,500
  • North Star Community Services, Providing Community Access, $1,500
  • Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, NEI3A Chickasaw County Congregate and Home Delivered Meals Program, $2,100
  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Feeding Communities of Chickasaw County, $2,100
  • Riverview Center, Chickasaw County Sexual Assault Crisis Response Program, $1,500

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Chickasaw County. Committee members include: Kathy Ball, Kim Berns, John Cuvelier, Rhonda Dean, Tara Hackman, Michelle Hoy, Emily Kleiss, Courtney Lechtenberg, Dana Lentz, Bill Meyer, Rich Miller, Kristen Nosbisch, Kelly O'Donnell (chair).

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

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