Community Foundation of Lyon County Awards 2024 Grants

The Community Foundation of Lyon County (CFLC), an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, recently awarded eight grants totaling over $26,000 to nonprofit organizations in support of projects and programs throughout Lyon County.  The dollars granted and distributed are made possible from the annual distribution from the Community Foundation of Lyon County’s Endowment Fund.    Since inception in 2006 the CFLC has distributed over $580,000 to local nonprofit organizations that support Lyon County.

“The Community Foundation of Lyon County is excited to see all the quality-of-life improvements happening in our communities,” stated Jennifer Wippert, CFLC Advisory Board Chair. 

The CFLC 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, with two at-large members, from each of the eight communities in Lyon County: Alvord, Doon, George, Inwood, Larchwood, Lester, Little Rock, and Rock Rapids. 

The mission of the Community Foundation of Lyon County is to enhance the overall quality of life in the county for present and future generations by providing opportunities for donors to leave a legacy, by building a permanent collection of endowment funds, and by making grants in response to priority community needs. Lyon County residents can make a donation to the CFLC endowment fund and then their gift will generate grant dollars in perpetuity.

The local CFLC advisory board presented grant checks to the following organizations on June 11.

City of Alvord – Alvord Community Center Exercise Equipment – $4,556.00

City of Inwood – Inwood Community Center Rebuilding – $4,800.00

Lester Visioning – Trail Continuation for Accessibility and Safety – $4,300.00

Little Rock Public Library – Non-Fiction Children’s Books – $1,400.00

Little Rock Town & Country Club – South Ballfield Dugouts Replace/Enhance – $3,600.00

Lyon County Community Childcare – Infant Room Flooring – $1,800.00

Rock Rapids Area Development Foundation – Recreational Trails – $1,250.00

Rock Rapids Kids Club – Outdoor Upgrades – $4,500.00