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Kossuth County Community Foundation Awards $117,714 in Grants to Local Organizations

Kossuth County Community Foundation
April 11, 2019

The Kossuth County Community Foundation held its annual grant awards ceremony on April 10, announcing the distribution of 38 grants totaling $117,714 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 Carol Heesch, Kossuth County Community Foundation committee chair. “The Kossuth 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 and Culture

  • Bancroft Community Foundation, Backstage In Bancroft - Sound and Microphone System, $500
  • Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum, TV-DVD Kisosk Upgrade/Replacement, 1,000

Community Betterment

  • Algona Rotary, Adult Outdoor Fitness Equipment, $750
  • Algona Swim Team Booster Club, Algona Swim Team Computer Equipment, $500
  • Bancroft Community Foundation, Summit Center, $1,000
  • City of Algona, Library - Building Project, $5,000
  • City of Bancroft, Leak Detection of Water Mains and Services,$2,500
  • City of Burt, Library - Computer Area, $1,200
  • City of Fenton, Library - Facelift , $1,000
  • City of Lakota, Library - Celebrating 100 Years, $2,000
  • City of Wesley, Community Pool – Repairs, $5,000
  • Kossuth County Economic Devt Corp, Human Resources Networking Group, $1,000
  • Lone Rock Community Club, New Christmas Decorations & Road Sign for Lone Rock, $4,300


  • Kossuth Strengthening Families, Strengthening Families Program 10-14(SFP), $750
  • North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom, Ag Education for Kossuth County Schools, $1,000


  • Water's Edge Nature Center, Foundation Sugar Shack Trail Project, $2,000


  • Algona Emergency Medical Services Association, 2019 Power Load Cot System, $13,000
  • City of Algona, City Hall - AED Replacement, $1,000
  • City of Algona, Recreation Department - Total First Aid Kit and AED Replacement, $1,425
  • Kossuth County Cancer Support Foundation, Gas Cards, $2,865
  • Kossuth Emergency Preparedness Team, Communications Radio Upgrade with Essential Community Partners, $7,500

Historic Preservation

  • City of LuVerne, Historical Society - Repair of Historic Country School, $3,000
  • Kossuth County Historical Society, Museum Attic Project, $2,000

Human Service

  • Active Senior Citizens of Algona, Air Exchanger and Air Conditioning Units and Re-Pipe Furnace Exhaust, $9,340.
  • Bishop Garrigan Schools , Bear Care Daycare, $3,000
  • City of Burt, Activity Complex – Switch, $5,084
  • City of Fenton, Fire Department - Turnout Gear Replacement, $6,000
  • City of Swea City, Ambulance Service - Equipment Purchase, $3,500
  • City of Swea City, Fire Department - Purchase New Grass Fire/Rescue Truck with Jaws of Life, $4,000
  • City of Titonka, Fire Department - Breathing Air Cascade System with Additional Airtanks, $2,500
  • City of Wesley, Fire Department - Lifting Bags, $4,500
  • City of Whittemore, Fire Department - Additional SCBAs (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus), $7,500
  • Early Childhood North Central Iowa, Growing Healthy KIDS in Kossuth County, $1,500
  • Exceptional Opportunities, Exceptional Opportunities Opens Doors, $1,000
  • Iowa Lakes Community College, Kossuth County RSVP Medical and Necessary Transportation Program, 500
  • Lakota Hunting With Heroes, Safety and Mobility Project - Phase II, $2,500
  • Our Savior Lutheran Church, New Roof, $1,500
  • Titonka Community Rest Home, Generator, $5,000
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