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 $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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