The Ida County Community Betterment Foundation (ICCBF), an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, recently awarded grants totaling $109,719 to nonprofit organizations in support of projects and programs throughout Ida County. This brings the total grants awarded to over $1,060,000 since the first grants were made in 2006.
The following grant awards were announced at a special event held at the Legion Hall in Galva, IA:
|Ida Grove Volunteer Fire Department||Compressor to Fill SCBA Cylinders||$10,000.00|
|Battle Creek Women’s Club||New Signs for Battle Creek||$10,000.00|
|Battle Creek Community Fire Department||SCBA UPDATE||$10,000.00|
|Horn Memorial Hospital||Antibiotic Stewardship Rapid Culture ID||$10,000.00|
|Ida Grove Kiwanis||Utility ball field lighting||$10,000.00|
|Lohff-Schumann – City of Holstein||Suspended SkyMaster Volleyball Net||$8,000.00|
|Ida County Conservation Board||Moorehead Lake Picnic Shelter||$8,000.00|
|BCIG Elementary Parent Teacher Partnership||Outdoor Musical Instrument Playground||$7,000.00|
|Ida Grove Public Library||Modern Designs to Inspire Minds||$7,000.00|
|City of Ida Grove||New LED Christmas Decorations||$4,000.00|
|Holstein Development Authority||New Popcorn Machine||$4,000.00|
|OA-BCIG Community School District||Falcon Fabrication||$4,000.00|
|Dessel-Schmidt Post 225 American Legion||ADA Compliant Sidewalk||$3,000.00|
|Ida County Historical Society||The Stagecoach Inn Painting Project||$3,000.00|
|Holstein Swimming Pool||AED, Rescue and Training Equipment||$2,604.00|
|Ida Grove Community Rec Center||Spin Bikes||$2,000.00|
|Arthur Public Library||Library Automation and Lighting||$2,000.00|
|Holstein Fire And Ambulance Department||Stryker Power-load System||$2,000.00|
|Battle Creek Public Library||Library Automation||$1,900.00|
|Holstein Heritage Foundation||New storm windows||$1,215.00|
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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