HCCF awards $100k to local organizations


Lime Springs - The Howard County Community Foundation held its annual grant awards ceremony on April 25, announcing the distribution of $99,193 in grants to 52 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 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.”
She then mentioned all the board members, including Christopher Back, Shirley Ferguson and Elaine Govern of Riceville; Fairbanks, Jeff Burnikel and Carla Moser of Lime Springs; Brooke Cray of Chester; Wayne Kerian, Kip Powers and Dave Sovereign of Cresco; Mark Meirick of Protivin; and Bradley Shatek of Elma.
Grant recipients and the project the grant will fund are listed below by funding areas.
Art & Culture:
City of Cresco, Cresco Theatre and Opera House - PA System, $3,000
The First Freedom, Puppets & PROgrammming, $1,200
Community Better-ment:
American Legion Post 0597, Elma Memorial Hall Equipment Needs, $1,560
American Legion Post 135, Howard County Freedom Rock, $3,000
Bridge Organization, Leadership Program + Mural/Signage, $500
City of Chester, Community Center Interior Remodel Project, $3,000
City of Chester, Parks and Rec - Chester Softball Scoreboard, $2,000
City of Chester, Partners in Progress - Main Street Planters, $1,500
City of Cresco, Chamber of Commerce - Welcome Center Landscape Remodel, $3,000
City of Cresco, Parks and Recreation - Disc Golf Tee Boxes, $600
City of Elma, Park Board - Replace Broken, Outdated Playground Equipment, $1,000
City of Elma, School Building Upgrades, $1,500
City of Lime Springs, Community Center - Heating/Cooling Upgrade, $3,000
City of Lime Springs, Privacy Walls for Swimming Pool Locker/Shower Rooms, $1,200
City of Lime Springs, Public Library - Computer and Mobile Technology Classes & Youth Makerspace Enhancement, $250
City of Protivin, Safety Radar Speed Sign, $3,000
City of Riceville, Woodland Avenue Pedestrian Sidewalk Lighting Project, $3,000
Cresco Wildlife Club, Cresco Wildlife Club Trap Shooting, $3,000
CRICCET, Howard County Drug Drop Off Box, $740
Driftrunners Snowmobile Club, Drifrunners Snowmobile Club Maps, $1,250
Howard County, Safety Trail Measures for Howard County, $3,000
Lime Springs Community Club, New Christmas Decorations Project, $3,000
Prairie Springs Recreational Trails, Outdoor Water Fountain for People and Pets, $32,500
Riceville Community Foundation, Riceville Community Center - Rear Entry Doors, $1,500
Riceville Community Foundation, WGWL - Bike Fix-it Stations, $2,495
Riceville Community School District, K-12 Art Department Kiln: Phase 1, $1,750
Trinity Catholic School, Phasing Out Desktops, $2,390
Turkey Valley Trap Shooting Team, Team iPad, $200
Upper Iowa River Alliance, New and Improved Upper Iowa River Canoe Guide, $250
American Red Cross - Hawkeye Chapter, 2017 Blood Drive Rent for Community Center, $225
Elma Area Wellness Center, Equipment Repairs, $538
Regional Health Services of Howard County, Respiratory Therapy Service Expansion/Spirometry, $3,000
Riceville Community School District, School Fitness Trail for Health: Phase IV, $2,520
Historic Preservation:
CRICCET, Historic Kellow House Museum, $1,200
Howard County Historical Society, Florenceville Methodist Church Project, $2,000
Howard-Winneshiek Genealogy Society, Update Newspaper Microfilm, $375
Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation, Painting Four Buildings at Norman Borlaug Boyhood Farm Site, $3,000
Riceville Wa-Tan-Ye Club, Microfilming the Riceville Recorder, $650
Human Service:
Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, Safe Shelter & Housing Stability, $750
City of Chester, Chester Fire & Rescue - Pagers & Radio Equipment, $2,450
City of Cresco, Fire Department - Communication Equipment, $3,000
City of Lime Springs, Fire Department - Turnout Gear Replacement, $3,000
City of Protivin, Protivin Community Fire District: Jaws of Life Howard 2017, $3,000
Cresco Quilts of Valor, Quilts of Valor, $3,000
Elma Early Childhood Center, Playground Update, $1,500
Firefighters of Elma, Station Improvements, $3,000
Howard County Charitable Projects, Giving a Chance, $1,000
Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Back Pack Program, $3,000
Notre Dame Church, Handicap Accessible Ramp and Entry Doors for Notre Dame Parish Office, $1,000
Riceville Community Daycare, Preschool Enhancement Project, $3,000
Riceville Community Foundation, Elf Shop, $600
Spring Ahead Learning Center LTD, Kitchen Enhancement Project, $3,000
HCCF has awarded just over $988,000 in grants since 2006!

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