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2010 Marion County Community Foundation Grants

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 6:26 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

The Marion County Community Foundation has announced the recipients their 2010 annual grants. The foundation is affiliated with the Iowa Community Affiliate Network and awards grants to support education, health and wellness, community development, human services, environmental concerns, art and music.

Among this year’s recipients are $5,000 grants for the Knoxville and Pella Schools for mini grants, as well as $5,000 each to the Marion County Senior Nutrition Program for steam tables, and the Red Rock Lake Association for the Hickory Ridge Wilderness Camp.

Other grant amounts included $3,500 to the Knoxville Alumni Association to make this year’s local Celebration Iowa performance possible, a $3,000 grant to Helping Hands Food Pantry to finish their second floor apartments, and $2,700 to Pella Regional Health Center for a hospital project.

A total of 46 organizations and services received funds, totalling nearly $95,000 combined. This was the Marion County Community Foundation’s fifth year of distributing grants to a variety of services and organizations. A complete list of the grant recipients and the amounts received is listed below.

Organization, Purpose, Amount
Knoxville School Grant – Mini grants 5000
Marion County Senior Nutrition – steam tables for food safety 5000
Pella School Grant – Mini grants 5000
Red Rock Lake Association – Hickory Ridge Wilderness Camp Lake Red Rock 5000
AMVETS Post 63 – Marion County Veterans Memorial 4000
Knoxville Alumni Assoc SOS Committee – Celebration of Iowa Singers and Jazz Band 3500
First United Methodist Church – maintain the structure of the Activity Center 3000
Helping Hands Food Pantry – finishing 2nd floor apartments 3000
Marion County Development Commission – building repairs and improvements 3000
Melcher-Dallas School Grant – Mini grants 3000
Pleasantville School Grant – Mini grants 3000
Twin Cedars School Grant – Mini grants 3000
Knoxville Hospital & Clinics – IV pumps 2700
Pella Regional Health Center – Home Health – PT/INR project 2700
Bussey Playground Committee – park and playground rehabilitation project 2500
Clay Township Fire & Rescue Department – restoration; tables & chairs; equipment 2500
Child Care Resource/ Referral CDA project – Child Dev Associate Credential 2000
Marion County Historical Society – Valley Chapel: new furnace & roof/ceiling repair 2000
Pella Comm Day Care Center – playground excavation and surfacing 2000
Pleasantville City Council – Cora Shadle Park improvements 2000
Pleasantville Community School – outdoor event concession seating 2000
Stepping Stone Early Learning Center – infant playground project 2000
Building Blocks Preschool – purchase school smart laminator 1800
Christian Opportunity Center – AED purchase 1700
Knoxville Community Schools – AED purchase 1700
Pella Community Comm Cntr & library – defibrillator units 1700
Pella Good Samaritan Free Medical Clinic – AED purchase 1600
Pella Community Schools – visiting author 1500
Pella Opera House Commission – Old Creamery Summer Children’s Theatre 1500
Bussey Fire & Rescue Association – rescue equipment 1300
Knoxville Recreation Center – Colorado Staring System youth swim team 1200
Marion County Friends of 4-H & Youth Fdt. – Marion County Walk of Pride 1200
Habitat for Humanity of Marion County – community outreach and tool replacement 1000
Pleasantville Community School – portable speaker system upgrade 1000
Pella Public Library – microfilm of Pella newspapers 1000
Crossroads of Pella – Support AA 2010 furniture for new location 900
Fair Haven West, Inc. – Amish English Garden Benches 600
Pella Community Recreation Dept – Scoreboard for gymnasium 600
Bussey Community Library – upgrading computer chairs 550
Bessie Spaur Butterfly Garden – brochure for promotion 500
Marion County Genealogical Society – computer & software 500
Pella Community Services Dept – Art Center – Paint the Park 500
Pella Regional Health Center – Edu Dept – child birth classes: DVD’s and literature 500
The Scholte House Museum – recoding/listening device for self-guided tours 500
Pella’s ESL program – ESL classroom supplies 300