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Franklin County Community Foundation Distributes $99,585 to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Franklin County Community Foundation
March 22, 2021

The Franklin County Community Foundation (FCCF) has granted $99,585 to 21 projects of organizations serving Franklin County through its 2021 grant cycle.

“The Franklin County Community Foundation is proud to support these worthwhile projects of nonprofit organizations working to improve communities across Franklin County,” said Michelle Sackville, chair of the FCCF governing committee.

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

Arts & Culture

  • Windsor Theatre Development Corporation, Website Update and Operations Fund Relief, $5,000

Community Betterment

  • City of Alexander, Library - Landscape Overhaul, $3,600
  • City of Coulter, Highway 3 Sign Restoration Project, $3,700
  • City of Coulter, Park Board - Shelter House Project, $1,230
  • City of Popejoy, Popejoy City Betterment, $2,400
  • Dows Rural Fire Association, Fire Department - Fireman Gear Dryer, $3,555
  • Franklin County Fair and Convention Center, A Place to Sit, $8,000
  • Kick It Forward, Progress Park Mini-Pitch Project, $10,000

Education & Youth Development

  • CAL Community School District, Elementary Library - Learning Commons Furniture, $10,000
  • North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom, Ag Education for Pre-K - 8th Grade students in Franklin County Schools, $1,500
  • The Set Me Free Project, Northern Iowa Expansion Project, $2,000

Environment & Animal Welfare

  • City of Hampton, Tree Board - Parkway Tree Replacement, $1,500
  • Friends of Prairie Bridges Park, New Bridge, $10,000


  • Franklin County R.A.C.E., Recover Benches and Upgrade Website, $3,300
  • Healthy Harvest of North Iowa, Cooking Up a Healthier Franklin County, $2,500

Human Service

  • Access, Inc., Security and Transportation, $7,000
  • Crisis Intervention Service, Technology Upgrade, $1,000
  • Families Helping Families of Iowa, Fostering Hope for Iowa's Children in Foster Care, $1,300
  • Food Bank of Iowa, Fighting Childhood Hunger in Franklin County, $5,000
  • Hampton Community Christian Daycare, Cuddly Kittens/Little Lambs Flooring, $7,000
  • La Luz Centro Cultural, Vibrant Community - Vibrant Space, $10,000

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Franklin County. Committee members include: Karen Bruns, Dennis Carlson, Ted Hughes, Aimee Lenth, Kayla Norman, Anne Plagge, Nicole Poock, Eric Reicherts, Jamie Reinke and Michelle Sackville (chair).

Grants are awarded through FCCF’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 Franklin County in order to be considered for funding. The 2022 grant cycle opens December 1 with an application deadline of January 15, 2022. The grant guidelines and application can be found at

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