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Floyd County Community Foundation gives out over $100k in grants to area

The Floyd County Community Foundation (FCCF) held its 2019 grant celebration at the Floyd County Fairgrounds on January 22, where $106,010 in grants were distributed to 29 projects of organizations serving Floyd County.

Charlie Newman, FCCF committee chair says, “There are many deserving causes and nonprofit organizations that apply for grant funding each year. The Floyd County Community Foundation is proud to partner with these nonprofits to ensure they are able to offer the programs and services which create more vibrant communities for all people in Floyd County.”

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

Art and Culture

  • Charles City Arts Council, Handicap Accessible Bathroom , $5,000
  • Floyd County Fair Society, All American Lumberjack Show, $8,500
  • Floyd County ISU Extension and Outreach, Youth Fair Exhibit Displays, $1,400

Community Betterment

  • City of Floyd, Part II – Signage & Beautification of Cedar River Access, $2,000
  • City of Marble Rock, Marble Rock Fun Days, $1,000
  • City of Marble Rock, Park Board – New Bathrooms Project, $5,000
  • Nora Springs Impact Group, Baseball and Softball Diamonds Revision, $5,000

Education

  • Immaculate Conception School, S.M.A.R.T. Learning, $1,050
  • Marble Rock Fire Department, Sparky Costume, $1,000
  • Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock School District, RRMR PTO, $2,000

Environment

  • Floyd County, Conservation – Drinking Fountain Updates, $2,360

Health

  • Charles City Rotary, It’s OKay to be Safe, $1,500
  • Floyd County Medical Center, Family Waiting Room Update, $6,000
  • Sunset Generation of Rockford, Freezer Replacement, $1,100

Historic Preservation

  • City of Charles City, Mooney Gallery Light Management and Library Display Project, $2,800
  • Floyd County Historical Society Museum            , Efficient Heating/Cooling System, $7,800

Human Service

  • Avalon Center, Group Counseling, $2,000
  • Charles City Family YMCA, Wheelchair Basketball Equipment, $7,000
  • City of Charles City, Floyd County Foster Grandparents – In-Service, $4,000
  • Floyd County, Sheriff’s Office – Laptop, $5,000
  • Floyd County Child Abuse Prevention Council, Advocacy, Awareness, Assistance – Family Supports for Prevention, $2,000
  • Floyd County Quilts of Valor, Quilts of Valor, $1,500
  • Grow Rockford Together Association, Rockford B/ASKids (Before/After School Kids) / SOAR (School’s Out at Rockford), $3,000
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Boy Scout Troop 1078, $2,000
  • Jordan River, Messiah’s Food Pantry, $10,000
  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank, BackPack Program, $5,000
  • Senior Citizens of Charles City Area, Special Events, $1,000
  • The Learning Center (TLC), Our Future – TLC The GRAND Plan, $7,000
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, Our Brother’s Keeper, $3,000

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Floyd County. Committee members include: Sue Bortz, Jim Erb, Lisa Garden, Kurt Hoeft, Sheila Koudelka, Jane Larson, Tracy Merfeld, Charlie Newman (chair), Rod Nordeng, Alicia Schmitt, Amy Staudt, Teresa Stevens-Marth and Erika Troyna.

Grants are awarded through FCCF’s competitive grant process to projects in the program areas of: art and culture, community betterment, education, environment, health, historic preservation and human service. Grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) designated organization or government entity serving Floyd County in order to be considered for funding. The 2020 grant cycle opens August 15 with an application deadline of September 30. The grant guidelines and application can be found at www.floydccf.org.

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Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.
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