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Chickasaw County Community Foundation Distributes Over $127,000 to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Chickasaw County Community Foundation
April 15, 2022

The Chickasaw County Community Foundation (CCCF) held its 2022 grant awards celebration at the New Hampton Community Center on April 14, announcing the distribution of $127,033.51 to 26 projects of organizations serving Chickasaw County through its 2022 grant cycle.

“The Chickasaw County Community Foundation is proud to support this year’s grant recipients and their work to improve the quality of life for everyone across Chickasaw County communities,” said Kelly O’Donnell, chair of the CCCF governing committee

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

Arts & Culture 

  • Big Four Fair Association, Bathroom Renovation, $4,300 
  • Freedom Strippers Quilts of Valor, Honoring Our Veterans, $2,000 
  • Plum Creek Art Council, Gallery Cabinets and Lighting, $4,000

Community Betterment 

  • Chickasaw Township Fire District, Air Pack Replacement, $6,746.22  
  • City of Alta Vista, Fire Department - Skid Unit for UTV, $5,000 
  • City of Alta Vista, Park Improvement Projects, $1,600 
  • City of New Hampton, Fire Department - Gear Dryer, $7,500 
  • City of New Hampton, Parks & Recreation - All Inclusive Park Project, $10,000 
  • City of New Hampton, Police Department - Virtual Trainer, $5,000 
  • Fredericksburg Firefighter Association, Portable Drills, $2,842.29 
  • Lawler Firefighters Foundation, Fire Department Ventilation Fan Project, $3,850 
  • Protivin Community Fire District, Turnout Gear Lockers: PCFD FY22, $2,200  
  • Protivin Firefighters, Inc., New Protivin Fire Station FY22, $10,000 
  • Women of Fredericksburg, Inc., Pool Improvements, $5,195  

Education & Youth Development 

  • Fun in the Son Daycare and Preschool, Child Care Center Improvements, $8,750 
  • Great Plays, Inc., Great Plays Expansion Project, $8,750 
  • Nashua Community Foundation, Community Partners - Nashua Scout Cabin, $5,000 
  • Nashua-Plainfield Community Schools, Elementary Art Department - Kiln You Help Us, $5,000 
  • New Hampton Community School District, Chickasaw Cafe: Tribe Pizzas, $5,000 
  • St. Joseph Community School, Sunrise Preschool - Enjoy the Shade Together, $5,300


  • Chickasaw County – Auditor, EMA - Mobile Data Terminals, $5,000 
  • Chickasaw Wellness Complex, Wrestling Room Renovation, $3,000 
  • Friends of CMH Foundation, Community Memorial Hospital - Smart TVs, $1,500

Human Service 

  • New Hampton Rotary Club, New Hampton Student Pantry Program, $1,500 
  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Feeding Families, $5,000 
  • Project Flo Association, Restoring Homes - Building Hope, $3,000

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Chickasaw County. Committee members include: Kim Berns, John Cuvelier, Rhonda Dean, Tara Hackman, Michelle Hoy, Emily Kleiss, Courtney Lechtenberg, Dana Lentz, Bill Meyer, Rich Miller, Kristen Nosbisch and 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 2023 grant cycle opens October 1, 2022 with an application deadline of December 31, 2022. The grant guidelines and application can be found at

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