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:

NameProject TitleGrant Amount
Arthur Public LibraryLibrary Holdings Automation$3,130.67
Battle Creek Public LibraryTechnology Center$4,525.00
Camp High HopesSummer Sleep Away Camp Support$3,500.00
City of ArthurWelcome Signs City of Arthur$6,217.60
Dibbern Post #454, The American LegionMetal Covering Roof and Wall$10,000.00
Galva Township Fireboard Inc.Fire Station Roof Replacement$10,000.00
Holstein Cemetery AssociationHolstein Cemetery Software$10,000.00
Holstein Chamber of CommerceHolstein Welcome Sign Project$10,000.00
Ida County Agricultural Society IncFairground Storm Shelter/Handicap Bathroom$10,000.00
Ida County Conservation FoundationConservation 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 KidzoneShed & 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.