O’Brien County Community Foundation Grant Awards

The O’Brien County Community Foundation (OBCCF) recently awarded 27 grants totaling $103,262 to nonprofit organizations and units of local government in support of projects throughout O’Brien County. Since the first grants were made in 2006, over $744,262 has been awarded. Funding for the grant program is a result of County Endowment Fund legislation (HF2302) passed in 2005 which provides that a percentage of state gambling revenues be distributed among all Iowa counties that do not have a gambling entity.

The following grants were recently awarded by the Community Foundation:

Archer Fire Department Internet Training Equipment  $         1,917
Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital Front Entrance Renovation  $         6,782
City of Calumet Concrete for New Fire Station  $       10,000
City of Sutherland Sutherland Park Beautification  $         2,000
Community Memorial Health Center Handicapped Accessible Entrance for Clinic  $         2,104
Family Crisis Centers Victim Service Enrichment Project  $         5,455
Hartley Park & Recreation 13 New Picnic Tables  $         1,250
Hartley Police Department Zetron Paging Encoder   $           970
Hartley Volunteer Fire Department Junior Firefighter – Protective Equipment  $         2,000
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School High School Trail – Phase 1 (Concrete)  $         5,000
Kids Express Daycare New Fencing & External Defibrillator  $         7,594
Kids Kampus Kids Kampus Storage Building  $         3,984
Little Sioux Valley Conservation Snowshoe Equipment  $         2,900
Noah’s Ark Daycare Inc. Outdoor Learning Environment  $         3,663
Northwest Iowa Community College Emergency Services Training Equipment  $         2,677
O’Brien County Conservation Board Dog Creek Park – Playground Equipment  $         5,338
O’Brien County Fair Board Primghar Camp Site Creation  $         6,000
Paullina Chamber of Commerce New Tables and Chairs  $         4,810
Primghar Ambulance Team Automated External Defibrillator Upgrade  $       10,000
Primghar Public Library Operating System Upgrade  $            925
Rotary Club of Rock Valley Foster Grandparent Cost Reimbursement  $         2,303
Rotary Club of Rock Valley Senior Companion Program  $         1,750
Sanborn Fire & Rescue Thermal Imaging Camera & Accessories  $         5,110
Sanborn Public Library Media Upgrade for Presentations  $         2,355
Sheldon Community Day Care Room Divider  $         1,875
Sutherland Commercial Club Antique Fire Truck Restoration  $         2,000
Village Northwest Unlimited Furniture Replacement  $         2,500
TOTAL FUNDING FOR 2014  $     103,262

The OBCCF was formally established in 2005 through affiliation with the Siouxland Community Foundation and is governed by a local nine-member advisory board composed of representatives from each of the communities in O’Brien County: Archer, Calumet, Hartley, Paullina, Primghar, Sanborn, Sheldon, and Sutherland; as well as one county-at-large member.

The mission of the O’Brien County Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the communities served by encouraging permanent charitable giving to meet the needs of present and future generations.

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