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Franklin County Community Foundation Awards $120,967 in Grants to Local Organizations

Franklin County Community Foundation
April 10, 2019

The Franklin County Community Foundation recently awarded their 2019 grants. This year’s awards included 30 grants totaling $120,967 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,” said Jim Davies, Franklin County committee chair. “The Franklin Coutny 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 Hampton, Public Works - Hampton Bandshell Grand Stairwell, $1,508
  • Franklin County Fair & Convention Center, New Hoop Barn For Franklin County Fair, $10,000
  • Hampton-Dumont Community School District, Art Department - Art Camp, $1,000

 Community Betterment

  • American Legion Post 658, Freedom Corridor Project, $1,000
  • City of Alexander, City Hall - Renovation Project Stage 1, $5,000
  • City of Alexander, Library - Operation Circulation Desk, $6,000
  • City of Coulter, Flagpoles for Franklin County Freedom Rock Area, $1,000
  • City of Sheffield, Gavin's Park Campground Improvements, $7,000
  • City of Sheffield, Library - Children's Shelving, $1,000
  • The Geneva Community Betterment, Geneva School - South Exterior Project, $8,000


  • AGWSR Community School District, STEM Media/Maker Space, $1,000
  • Franklin County ISU Extension, Mission Possible: College Changes Everything, $5,000
  • Hampton-Dumont Community School District, HD/CAL High School - Culinary Arts Project, $10,000
  • North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture Education for Franklin County Schools, $1,000
  • North Iowa Area Community College Foundation, NIACC and SimMan ALS: Advancing Health Care Education in North Iowa, $2,000


  • City of Hampton, Tree Board - Trees for Wellness, $1,500


  • Franklin County, Conservation - Fat Tire Bike Programming Project, $3,000
  • Franklin County ISU Extension, Produce Vouchers for Pick A Better Snack Health, $2,000
  • Franklin County R.A.C.E. Inc, Spin Bikes, $3,000
  • Franklin General Hospital Foundation, Zoll X Series Monitor/Defibrillators for FGH ambulances, $10,000

Historic Preservation

  • City of Hampton, Library - Restoration Lighting Project, $8,000
  • Dows Historical Society, Window Panel Redo, $1,000
  • Franklin County Historical Society, Harriman-Nielsen Historic Farm - House and Barn Repair and Restoration, $5,000
  • North Central Iowa Model Railroad Club, The Rock Island Depo Historical Preservation Project, $3,362
  • Windsor Theatre Development Corporation, Windsor Marquee Update and Auditorium Floor Epoxy, $5,096

Human Service

  • Access, Incorporated, Transportation, $7,500
  • City of Hansell, Fire Department – Gear, $3,000
  • Cub Cadet Childhood Center, Preschool Classroom Expansion, $3,000
  • Dows Rural Fire Asssociation, Cascade System Bottle Replacement Project, 2,500
  • Hampton Community Christian Daycare, Toddler Tryke Pad, $2,500
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