The Winneshiek County Community Foundation on Wednesday night officially distributed $112,500 in grant funding to a total of 22 area non-profit agencies and organizations.
The Winneshiek County Community Foundation's goals are to act as a county-wide endowment, to be a resource for a broad range of community needs, and to assist donors in creating a lasting legacy through a variety of giving options in Winneshiek County. Gifts to the Winneshiek County Community Foundation are now accepted online at: www.winneshiekccf.org.
The following is a list of organizations receiving money:
Winneshiek County Agricultural Association
'Dana Lensing Memorial Building Public Access Project'
Develop concrete entrance to building on fairgrounds for people with wheelchairs, walkers, canes
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission
'Planning Technology Initiative for NE Iowa'
Purchase Interactive Panaboard, projector and screen, and Laptops/Server
Winneshiek County Recycling Center
'Recycling Collection Bins for Calmar, Ossian & Fort Atkinson'
Place additional collection bins in three Winneshiek County communities
Friends of the Decorah Fish Hatchery
'Decorah Fish Hatchery Education Center & Restroom Facility'
Construction of a new education center & restroom facility
Winneshiek County Conservation Board
'Winterizing the Fit Environment'
Update current sets of snowshoes & purchase more new snowshoe sets
Winneshiek County Historical Society
'The Hjelles of Siewers Springs'
Develop & print booklets & postcards on the late 1800s story of Decorah immigrant John Helle
Decorah Volunteer Fire Department
'Winneshiek County Emergency Medical Services Association – Gearing Up'
Purchase new pagers & medical response kits
Frankville Emergency Volunteer Association
'Initial Attack Truck, Equipment Trailer, Kabota Fire & EMS Rescue Vehicle'
Apply to a new attack truck, trailer, and fire & rescue vehicle
Fort Atkinson Fire Department
'Fire Department Upgrades'
Replace walk-in-door & meeting room carpet; convert a 1996 military truck into a useful tanker
Downtown Decorah Betterment Association
'Norm Smith Plaza Expansion'
Construct portion of parking lot into a green space with seating, gardens, gazebo, art work
South Winneshiek Community Schools
'South Winneshiek Elementary & Middle School Playground'
Update school playground with appropriate equipment for preschoolers
Decorah Community School District
Construct outdoor learning classroom using nature for inquiry and play
'21st Century Classroom'
Purchase whiteboards, ceiling mounted projectors, and Mimio Document Cameras
City of Fort Atkinson
'Library/Museum Window Replacement'
Replace windows in the library/museum building
Spillville Public Library
Update office of the library with a new locking file cabinet & purchase a new laptop to hold library files
Ossian Public Library
'Remodeling of Circulation area and new flooring in Public Library'
Modify check-out area to accommodate patrons & visitors of all ages and abilities
Castalia Tractor Days
Obtain tent for public use to provide shade & protection from rain
Northeast Iowa Food Bank
Provide sacks of food for hungry Winneshiek County students to have on the weekend
Frankville Community Presbyterian Church
'Church restoration and repair project'
New roof for building
Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum
'Advent Christian Church re-roofing'
Re-roof Advent Christian Church owned by Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum
Northeast Iowa RSVP
'RSVP Program in Winneshiek County'
Volunteer support newsletter expenses; items for staff operations (computer/new desk units)
Winneshiek County Community Foundation