Howard County Community Foundation Awards $99,750 to Area Nonprofits

Howard County Community Foundation
April 5, 2019

The Howard County Community Foundation held its annual grant awards ceremony on April 4, announcing the distribution of 51 grants totaling $99,750 to area nonprofits and government agencies. Grants awards ranged from $200 up to $3,000.

“The work these deserving organizations do to create a stronger county is critical to making our communities places where everyone can thrive,” said Dawn Fairbanks, Howard County committee chair. “The Howard 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.

Art & Culture

  • City of Cresco, Theatre and Opera House - Champlin Hall Kitchen, $1,000
  • City of Lime Springs, Library - Children and Adult Programming 2019, $1,000

Community Betterment

  • American Legion Post 135, Eagle Scout Project - GaGa Ball Pit, $1,200
  • City of Chester, Chester Lime Springs Community Center - Cement Replacement, $1,500
  • City of Chester, Chester Partners In Progress - Picnic Tables, $1,800
  • City of Chester, Parks and Rec - Chester Softball Park Equipment , $2,000
  • City of Cresco, Chamber - Downtown Cresco Flagpole Enhancement, $1,000
  • City of Cresco, Howard County Business & Tourism - Website Improvement, $1,000
  • City of Cresco, Parks & Recreation - Kessel Park Ball Fence, $1,000
  • City of Elma, Library - Technology Upgrades, $3,000
  • City of Lime Springs, Community Center – Upgrades, $1,000
  • City of Lime Springs, Park Board - Ball Park Improvements, $1,000
  • City of Lime Springs, Pool Board - Guardshack Floor Resurfacing, $1,000
  • Cresco Wildlife Club, Trap Throwers, 1,000
  • Driftrunners Snowmobile Club, Driftrunners Building Improvements, $1,450
  • First Freedom, Circulation Desk Upgrade, $3,000
  • Howard County, EMS - Equipment and Tuition, $3,000
  • Lime Springs Community Club, Solar Lighting Project, $1,000
  • Riceville Community Foundation, Riceville Community Club - City Park Playground Equipment, $3,000
  • Riceville Community Foundation, WGWL - Howard County Hospitality and Information Bulletin Board Cases, $3,000
  • VFW Post 4561, Community Bathroom Remodel/Flooring, 3,000
  • Youth Riceville Athletic Program, Youth RAP Bathroom/Concession Stand Project, $3,000

Education

  • Elma Early Childhood Center, Equipment and Supplies, $2,100
  • Howard-Winneshiek School District, Crestwood Elementary - Continuing to Enhance Education Through ClassVR Goggles/Headset Opportunities, $1,500
  • Howard-Winneshiek School District, Early Childhood Development Center - Natural Playground Trike Track, $2,250
  • Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame, Intern to Update Website and Hyperlinks to Inductee Profiles, $1,000
  • Notre Dame Church, School - Security Door Mechanisms for Active Shooter Situations, $2,620
  • Riceville Community School, Art Department - Technology Grant, $2,500
  • Spring Ahead Learning Center, Dramatic Play Center, $1,000
  • Trinity Catholic School, Computer Updates for Online Education Assessment, $2,100

Environment

  • City of Protivin, Clean Up Flood Zone, $3,000
  • Fish & Game Club, Dock Installation and Repair, $3,000
  • Upper Iowa River Alliance , Capturing the Spirit of the Upper Iowa River through Multimedia, $1,000

Health

  • American Red Cross - Blood Services, 2019 Blood Drive Rent for Community Center, $1,000
  • Evans Memorial Home for the Aged, Certified Nurse Aide Course Equipment, $1,000.00
  • Regional Health Services of Howard County, RHSHC Chemotherapy/Infusion Services, $2,000
  • Riceville Community School, Health Office - Renovation/Crisis Buckets, $1,250

Historic Preservation

  • Howard County, Conservation - Pursuing Historic Preservation and Going Green, $3,000
  • Howard-Winneshiek Genealogical Society, Digitizing Cresco Newspapers, 2,000
  • Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation, Norman Borlaug Birthplace Wood Shingled House Roof, $3,000
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association, Pleasant Hill Cemetery Sign Restoration, $1,000

Human Service

  • Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, Safe Shelter & Housing Stability, $1,000
  • City of Chester, Fire & Rescue - Personal Protective Equipment, $3,000
  • City of Cresco, Fire Department - Portable Combination Extrication Tool, $3,000
  • City of Lime Springs, Fire Department - Portable Radio Replacement, $3,000
  • City of Protivin, Fire Department - Rope and Litter Rescue Equipment, $3,000
  • Firefighters of Elma, Thermal Imaging Camera Replacement, $3,000
  • Helping Services for Youth & Families, Youth Mentoring at Helping Services, 1,280
  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Howard County BackPack Program, $3,000
  • Riceville Community Daycare, One Year Old Room Enhancement Project, $3,000
  • Riceville Community Foundation, Elf Shop, $1,200
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