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Pella Community Foundation Announces 2010 Grant Recipients

Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 6:30 am

The Pella Community Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2010 grant cycle. In all, 34 local non-profit organizations received a total of $50,000. It was the third consecutive year that the Pella Community Foundation was able to award that amount.

The recipients were selected from 43 qualified applications requesting more than $80,000 for various projects. Individual grants ranged from $100 for Kinship of Pella to purchase Photoshop software to $3,000 for ceramic potter’s wheels at the City of Pella Art Center. Also included was a $6,000 block grant for the Council for Educational Excellence to supply “mini-grants” to local teachers.

The Pella Community Foundation is able to provide the grants to local non-profit organizations through the returns on investments made with donated funds. Foundation president Jim Brandl said the Grant Distribution Committee “did an outstanding job in funding a wonderful cross-section of projects which will have an impact on the quality of life in Pella.”

Name Project


A Call to Serve Ministries of Iowa Tools and technology needs


Central College Bringing Mozart to the Heartland


Christian Opportunity Center Paper shredder


City of Pella Art Center Ceramic potter’s wheels


Crossroads of Pella ELS vocabulary, grammar and GED workbooks


Crossroads of Pella – Childcare Resources & Referral Marion County CDA Project


Cub Scout Pack 374 Big Rock Park improvements


Double D Ranch Scholarships for riders in therapeutic program


Families First of Pella Laptop computer


Habitat for Humanity Image and communication enhancement


Hospice – Journeys Journeys caregiver class


Jefferson Elementary School Reading Plus literature and iPods


Jefferson Elementary School 6th grade field trip to Oakwood Cemetery


KinderSprouts, Inc. Music and movement education for children and parents


Kinship of Pella Photoshop software


Pella Amateur Radio Club Near space exploration program


Pella Christian Grade School A/V equipment


Pella Christian High School Xplorer GLX Graphing Dataloggers


Pella Community Elementary Schools Author Nancy Carlson visit for elementary students


Pella Community Middle School Accessible reading materials


Pella Community Middle School Inclusive Team Building and Cooperative Physical Activities program


Pella Early Learning Center Playground surfacing


Pella Historical Society – Scholte House The Frontier Experience special exhibit


Pella Historical Society Feesthouden performance by “The Nadas”


Pella Historical Society Archival storage items


Pella Little League Equipment enhancement – Phase II


Pella Opera House Wyatt Earp presentation


Pella Public Library Microfilming of Pella newspapers


Pella Regional Health Center Empty Cradle keepsake boxes


Pella Wildlife Company “Predators and People” project


Red Rock Lake Association Kids’ Outdoors Program


Teen Challenge GED and Hopemakers job training classes


With Love Toy Ministry Equipment updates




Council for Educational Excellence Mini-grants to teachers


Total Grants Awarded