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Mitchell and Howard County Opportunity Fund Distributes Over $10,000 to Local Nonprofit Organizations

December 16, 2021

The Mitchell and Howard County Opportunity Fund has granted $10,117.34 to six projects of organizations serving Mitchell and/or Howard County through its 2021 grant cycle.

The fund was established with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa in 2001 by an anonymous donor to support projects of nonprofit organizations or government entities that serve to meet crucial needs in the areas of education & youth development and environment & animal welfare in Mitchell and Howard counties.

“The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is proud to be able to help create impact and fulfill the community-minded intent of the Mitchell and Howard County Opportunity Fund,” said Kaye Englin, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

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

Education & Youth Development

  • City of Cresco, Library – Makerspace, $1,379.52
  • City of Stacyville, Library - State Books Project, $750
  • Howard-Winneshiek School District, Lego - Robotics Enrichment, $1,500
  • Regional Health Services of Howard County, EMT to Paramedic Scholarships - RHSHC Staff Development Program, $4,000
  • Riceville Community School, Student STEM Resources, $637.82

Environment & Animal Welfare

  • Elma Depot Museums Association, 2022 Elma Trail Enhancement Project, $1,850

The Mitchell and Howard County Opportunity Fund’s 2022 grant cycle opens August 1, with an application deadline of October 31, 2022. The grant guidelines and application can be found at cfneia.org/mhgrant.

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