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Emmet County Community Foundation awards $98,277 in grants to local organizations

Emmet County Community Foundation
June 29, 2017

Emmet County Community Foundation awards $98,277 in grants to local organizations

June 29, 2017 - The Emmet County Community Foundation held its annual grant awards ceremony on June 28th, announcing the distribution of $98,277 in grants to 22 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 Penny Clayton, Emmet County committee chair. “The Emmet 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.

Community Betterment:

  • City of Estherville, Paint Estherville Beautiful
  • City of Estherville, Police Department - Swift Water Rescue, D.A.R.E and Reserve Equipment
  • Elk's Lodge #528, Windows and Front Glass Doors
  • Emmet County Nature Center Foundation, Community Betterment Project
  • VFW Post 3388, Renovation of Trophy Room to Honor Room/VFW Upgrades


  • Emmet County ISU Extension, Farm Safety Day
  • Emmet County Izaak Walton League, Clubhouse Renovation
  • Iowa College Access Network, College Readiness and FAFSA Completion -- Emmet County
  • North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture Education in Emmet County Schools


  • Emmet County, Public Health - Healthy Beginnings Family Support
  • Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District, Regional Wellness Center - Senior and Disabled Fitness Program 

Historic Preservation:

  • City of Ringsted, Display Cases for Military Uniforms
  • Emmet County Historical Society, Floor for Pole Building
  • Hershel Woody Williams Congressional Medal of Honor Edu Fund, Emmet County Gold Star Family Memorial Monument Project

Human Service: 

  • City of Estherville, Fire & Rescue - Boat Motor
  • Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District, EnergizersPlus Afterschool Program
  • Estherville National Guard, Family Readiness Group - Family Fun
  • Iowa Lakes Community College, Emmet County RSVP - Medical and Necessary Transportation Program
  • Northwest Iowa Mental Health Center dba Seasons Center for Behavioral Health (Seasons), Specialized Prevention and Early Intervention Services for Youth from Emmet County
  • Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Emmet County Back to School Grant
  • Wallingford Community Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Fire & Ambulance Equipment for Volunteers
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