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Marion County Community Foundation Grants Announced

Posted: Saturday, July 5th, 2014 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA KRLS News - Karen Overgaard

The Marion County Community Foundation has determined the grants awarded for 2014. Don Croghan, treasurer of the foundation, says 44 grants were awarded, for a total amount of about $130,000. Secretary Dave Johnson says the recipients must show what was done with the award money, and how the project was successful. Two examples of grants awarded were ice rescue suits for the Bussey and Knoxville Fire Department and Rescue squads, and funding for a musical instrument lending program, at the Knoxville Public Library. Johnson said the foundation looks for innovative ideas, and these two projects really caught the eye of the board members. We’ll have more from Johnson and Croghan next week on Let’s Talk Knoxville.

The recipients are as follows:

Bethany Christian Services/RACDAY Diaper Giveaway $500.00
Building Blocks Preschool/Outdoor play equipment/science explore $1,250.00
Bussey Community Library/Technology update $600.00
Crossroads of Pella/Christmas Toys 2014 $750.00
Families First of Pella Parent University $1,000.00
First United Methodist Church/Back to School Supplies $1,500.00
Fields for Our Future, Inc./Pella Sports Park $5,000.00
Friends of Elk Rock/Bleachers for arena $1,000.00
Friends of the Melcher-Dallas Public Library/Library Building Fund $5,000.00
Grand Theater Foundation, Inc. Theater Renovation $30,000.00
Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc./Critical Housing Repair Program $3,000.00
Knoxville Federated Garden Club Bessie Spaur Garden Upgrade $2,000.00
Knoxville Lions Club/Community Pride Avenue of Flags $2,500.00
Knoxville Morning Kiwanis Club/Youngs Park Kiwanis Miracle Playground $4,000.00
Knoxville Public Library/Musical Instrument Loan Project $5,000.00
Knoxville Township Fire Department/Ice water rescue equipment $1,500.00
Knoxville Township Fire Department/Ground Monitoring System $1,500.00
Marion County Emergency Management/Hazmat ID Detection/Analysis Unit $7,500.00
Marion County Extension Outdoor Learning Areas $1,000.00
Marion County Historical Society/Restore Vintage Hall at Marion County Park $2,000.00
Marion County Senior Nutrition/Supportive supplies for county meal sites $2,500.00
Marion County Soil and Water Conservation Board Nitrate Knowledge for Farmers $1,000.00
Melcher-Dallas Food Pantry/Trailer to haul food and wall air conditioner $2,000.00
Melcher-Dallas Public Library/Renovate interior areas $1,000.00
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc./Membership software and printer $1,500.00
Pella Community Ambulance/Advanced Airway Management Trainer $500.00
Pcity of Pella – Community Services – Art Center Division/Hors d’oeuvres and Art Classes $300.00
City of Pella – Community Services – Park Division/Defibrillator for new Sports Complex $1,000.00
Pella Early Learning Center/Entrance Security Unit $1,500.00
Pella Historical Society and Museum/Puppet theater Studio $1,500.00
Pella Opera House/Bringing Shakespeare to the Local Schools $1,500.00
Pella Public Library/Scanner for Genealogy Materials $900.00
Pleasantville American Legion Post 108/Repair and Renovate Pleasantville Memorial Hall $2,000.00
City of Pleasantville/Cora Shadle Park Improvement $2,000.00
Pleasantville Human Development, Inc./Back to School Event $1,500.00
Pleasantville Senior Center/New stove $2,000.00
Rural History Buffs of Marion County, Iowa/Signs designating mines in Marion County $1,000.00
Stepping Stones Early Learning Center/Changing tables for infant/toddler rooms $1,800.00
Marion County Community Foundation/Operating Grant $4,000.00
Pella Commlunity Schools/Educational Mini-grants $5,000.00
Knoxville Community Schools/Educational Mini-grants $5,000.00
Melcher-Dallas Community Schools/Educational Mini-grants $3,000.00
Pleasantville Community Schools Educational Mini-grants $3,000.00
Twin Cedars Community Schools/Educational Mini-grants $3,000.00