Ida County Community Betterment Foundation Awards Grants

The Ida County Community Betterment Foundation (ICCBF), an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, recently awarded grants totaling $101,403 to nonprofit organizations in support of projects and programs throughout Ida County.  This brings the total grants awarded to over $1.2 million since the first grants were made in 2006.

The following grant awards were announced at a special event held at the Battle Creek Alumni Shelter in Battle Creek, IA on May 5:

Name Project Title Grant Amount
Arthur Public Library Library Holdings Automation $3,130.67
Battle Creek Public Library Technology Center $4,525.00
Camp High Hopes Summer Sleep Away Camp Support $3,500.00
City of Arthur Welcome Signs City of Arthur $6,217.60
Dibbern Post #454, The American Legion Metal Covering Roof and Wall $10,000.00
Galva Township Fireboard Inc. Fire Station Roof Replacement $10,000.00
Holstein Cemetery Association Holstein Cemetery Software $10,000.00
Holstein Chamber of Commerce Holstein Welcome Sign Project $10,000.00
Ida County Agricultural Society Inc Fairground Storm Shelter/Handicap Bathroom $10,000.00
Ida County Conservation Foundation Conservation Center Parking Lot $10,000.00
Ida Grove Foundation, Inc. King Theatre Renovation $10,000.00
Ida Services, Inc. ISI Agency Vehicle Proposal $10,000.00
Sealed with A Kid Daycare DBA Kidzone Shed & Shade $4,030.00

The ICCBF was formally established in 2005 through affiliation with the Siouxland Community Foundation and is governed by a local ten-member advisory board composed of representatives from each of the five communities in Ida County: Arthur, Battle Creek, Galva, Holstein, and Ida Grove.

The mission of the ICCBF is to promote philanthropy, serve as a vehicle to carry out the charitable objectives of donors, build endowments, identify needs, and make grants for the benefit of the citizens and communities of Ida County.

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