Siouxland Community Foundation Awards $1,349,268 in Funding

The Board of Directors of the Siouxland Community Foundation has approved a total of $1,349,268 in funding by “connecting donors that care with causes that matter” this year. The Siouxland Community Foundation hit a 25 year milestone this past September and since then a total of 334 grants and scholarships have been awarded to Siouxland nonprofit organizations and graduating seniors to help support needs in the areas of continuing education, arts and culture, education, environment, community betterment, health, and human services. Grants and scholarships are made possible by 150+ charitable funds that the Foundation currently administers which have been established by donors to carry out their charitable intent.

The following grants were awarded:

Akron Care Center, Inc.Wellness Center Exercise Equipment$2,959
Akron Child Care Center/Thrift StoreFurnace Replacement$1,250
Akron Park & Recreation BoardLefty Swift Playground Improvements5626
Akron Public LibraryNew Circulation Desk & Chair$3,000
Archer Fire DepartmentInternet Training Equipment$1,917
Arthur Community Fire DepartmentBreathing Air Compressor$3,800
Arthur Playground Improvement CommitteeNew Playground Equipment$3,300
Battle Creek Community Fire DepartmentFire Truck Upgrade$10,000
Battle Creek Community Fire DepartmentPumper Truck Replacement$1,500
Battle Creek Public LibraryChildren's Books$500
Battle Township Board of TrusteesBattle Township Country School Restoration$2,000
Baum Harmon Mercy HospitalFront Entrance Renovation$6,782
Big Sioux River Valley Historical SocietyHistorical House Roof Replacement$10,200
Big Springs Baptist ChurchEndowment Distribution$5,651
Bishop Heelan High School - general supportAdvised Grant$5,000
Blencoe Community ClubCommunity Center Kitchen Appliances/Cabinets$1,781
Blencoe Fire DepartmentCommunication & Water Delivery Improvements$4,415
Boyden Area Fire DepartmentProtective Clothing - Coats & Boots$5,000
Boys Club of Sioux CityEndowment Distribution$1,827
Briar Cliff UniversityScholarship Distribution$8,000
Briar Cliff UniversityEndowment Distribution$1,741
Bright Start Childcare CenterOutdoor Playground$5,000
Castana Volunteer Fire DepartmentDoors & Driveway for New Building$9,659
Celebrating Community FoundationCelebrating Siouxland's Unsung Heroes$5,000
Centers Against Abuse and Sexual AssaultAppliances for Transitional Housing Apartment$2,000
Cherish Center"No Apologies" Conference and Speaker Event$4,000
City of AltonEastside Park Playground Equipment$10,000
City of Alton - Community CelebrationAdvised Grant$125
City of AnthonShahl Park Shelter House Improvements$5,000
City of CalumetConcrete for New Fire Station$10,000
City of CorrectionvilleFire and Rescue Turnout Gear Replacement$2,500
City of EverlyPark Walking Path and Disc Gold Course Restoration$1,510
City of Holstein"Infinity Rig" Exercise Equipment Purchase$2,000
City of IretonWalking/Biking Trail$2,000
City of MoorheadCover Country School House Improvements$1,265
City of Rock ValleyLighting for Outdoor Sports Complex$5,000
City of Rock Valley - Fire DepartmentSelf-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)$5,000
City of Sioux CenterCentral Park Restroom Expansion$5,000
City of South Sioux CitySouth Sioux City Community Orchard$2,500
City of SutherlandSutherland Park Beautification$2,000
City of TurinPlayground Equipment Mulch Replacement$2,318
City of TurinCommunity Center Kitchen Renovation$3,886
City of WebbElectronic Marquee Sign$10,000
City of WhitingHeating/Cooling System for Community Center$7,543
Clay Central-Everly School DistrictBackpack Food Program$5,000
Clay County Conservation BoardScharnberg Park - Handicap Accessible Campsite Pads$4,000
Clay County Public HealthChild Passenger Safety Seat Program$1,500
Community Memorial Health CenterHandicapped Accessible Entrance for Clinic$2,104
Council on Sexual Assault & Domestic ViolenceEndowment Distribution$15,769
Everly Fire and RescueBunker Gear$8,750
Family Crisis CentersVictim Service Enrichment Project$5,455
Family Crisis Centers of NW IowaEmergency Housing Upgrades$3,000
First Presbyterian Church - Shepherd’s GardenAdvised Grant$20,000
Food Bank of Siouxland, Inc.Endowment Distribution$1,311
Friends of Latham ParkFlower Bed Planting$800
Galva Economic Development CorporationElectronic Marquee Sign Replacement$5,000
Galva Fire DepartmentExtrication Tool Set$10,000
Gehlen Catholic SchoolGoogle School - Chrome books Purchase$2,790
Girls Incorporated of Sioux CityEndowment Distribution$5,395
Good Samaritan Society - HolsteinElectric Bed Frame & Mattress Replacement$9,996
Goodwill Camp - EducationAdvised Grant$3,475
Grand Avenue Free Medical ClinicComputer and Dental Equipment$7,345
Granville Fire & EMS AssociationNew Fire Station$10,000
Graves Park: Ball field ImprovementsAdvised Grant$37,349
Handicap lift for Moville Public PoolAdvised Grant$1,000
Hartley Cemetery Chapel RestorationAdvised Grant$5,033
Hartley Museum RestorationAdvised Grant$2,931
Hartley Park & Recreation13 New Picnic Tables$1,250
Hartley Police DepartmentZetron Paging Encoder$970
Hartley Volunteer Fire DepartmentJunior Firefighter Program - Protective Equipment$2,000
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High SchoolHigh School Trail - Phase 1 (Concrete)$5,000
Hawarden Community AmbulanceAmbulance Defibrillator Replacement$7,765
Hawarden Public LibraryMeeting Room Tables$1,330
Hawarden Public LibraryeBook Collection Expansion$1,750
Hawarden Public LibraryCommunity Outreach Programming$3,000
Hawarden Regional HealthcareNew Building - $1:$1 Matching Funds Grant$25,000
Hawarden Senior CenterConvection Oven$4,214
Hawarden Supper CommitteeMonthly Supper Project$6,700
Holstein Fire & AmbulanceThermal Imaging Camera$8,000
Holstein Fire & AmbulanceHose Replacement$2,500
Horn Memorial HospitalSafe View Visual Alert Bed Systems$7,000
Hospers Ambulance ServicePulse Oximetry/CO Detector$600
Ida County Conservation BoardWater Accessibility for Crawford Creek Camping Area$9,000
Ida County Conservation FoundationChildren's Discovery Area$9,500
Ida Grove Community Rec CenterEndowment Distribution$6,015
Ida Grove Public LibraryFlooring Replacement$1,000
Ida Grove Rec CenterElectronic Gym Divider$2,000
Ida Grove Volunteer Fire DepartmentPurchase of Grass Fire Truck$10,000
Iowa Department of Natural ResourcesProject AWARE - River Cleanup$3,000
Iowa Jobs for America's GraduatesCareer Association Activities - North High School$2,500
ISU Extension - Sioux CountyEnvironmental Education for Children$5,000
ISU Extension, Clay CountySci-Citing Educational Program$5,000
Jackson Recovery Centers, Inc.Endowment Distribution$521
Kids Express DaycareNew Fencing & Automatic External Defibrillator$7,594
Kids KampusKids Kampus Storage Building$3,984
Kingsley - Pierson Middle SchoolGoogle Chrome books for 5th Grade Mobile Lab$2,790
Lawton Bronson ElementaryOutdoor Classroom & Garden$4,525
Lawton-Bronson Elementary SchoolOutdoor Classroom & Garden$1,000
Life Skills Training CenterRefurbish Training/Production Area$500
Little Mav's Childcare CenterMentoring Supplies$900
Little Red Hen TheatreMissoula Children's Theatre Residency$500
Little Sioux Valley Conservation Assoc.Snowshoe Equipment for Community Education$2,900
Loess Hills Historical SocietyHeating/Cooling Unit for Historical Museum$6,537
Loess Hills Hospitality AssociationLoess Hills Scenic Site Maps$1,265
Macy Senior Citizen CenterAdvised Grant$4,500
Magic Depot Child Care Center, Inc.Shade Structures for Playground Equipment$6,566
Make-A-Wish Foundation of IowaEndowment Distribution$28,000
Mapleton Star spinners 4-H ClubMapleton City Park Playground$6,000
Mapleton Star spinners 4-H ClubMemorial Crosses for Local Cemeteries$1,231
Marcus-Meridian-Cleghorn Youth Activity Assoc.Addition of Second Ball Field in City Complex$2,500
Mary Elizabeth Day Care CenterEndowment Distribution$290
Mary J. Treglia Community HouseEndowment Distribution$179
Matlock Town & Country ClubMatlock Community Signage$3,358
Mercy Child Advocacy CenterChild Abuse Prevention-Awareness Program$750
Monona County Veterans Memorial MuseumName Plate Replacements (Phase 4)$3,000
Moorhead Fire DepartmentNew Bunker Gear for 2 Firemen$3,848
Morningside CollegeScholarship Distribution$8,000
Morningside CollegeEndowment Distribution$554
Morningside CollegeEndowment Distribution$1,450
Mt. Hope Cemetery AssociationMonument Restoration$3,637
National Council on Youth LeadershipAdvised Grant$500
Noah's Ark Daycare Inc.Outdoor Learning Environment$3,663
Northwest Iowa Community CollegeEmergency Services Training Equipment$2,677
Northwest Iowa Council for Families & ChildrenDrug Endangered Children - Drug Testing Supplies$500
Northwest Iowa Council for Families & ChildrenAt Risk Youth/Family Activity Expenses$500
OA-BCIG Dollars for Scholars FoundationEndowment Distribution$5,800
O'Brien County Conservation BoardDog Creek Park - Playground Equipment$5,338
O'Brien County Fair BoardPrimghar Camp Site Creation$6,000
OCDC, Inc.Building for Dutch Heritage Preservation$5,000
Onawa Volunteer Fire DepartmentExtrication Tool Upgrade ONLY$2,623
Opportunities UnlimitedEndowment Distribution$248
Orange City Fire DepartmentAir Compressor System Replacement$4,821
Orpheum Theatre Preservation Project, Ltd.Endowment Distribution$13,389
Parker Historical Society of Clay CountySeminar Tables and Chairs$2,580
Paullina Chamber of CommerceNew Tables and Chairs$4,810
Pearson Lakes Art CenterEndowment Distribution$1,197
Pearson Lakes Art CenterEndowment Distribution$2,678
Peterson Fire DepartmentHose Inventory & Thermal Image Camera$3,500
Plymouth County Historical MuseumEndowment Distribution$10,230
Primghar Ambulance TeamAutomated External Defibrillator Upgrade$10,000
Primghar Public LibraryWindow's Computer Operating System Upgrade$925
Radiant Life Community ChurchFood Pantry, Meal Ministry & Clothing Closet$5,000
Radiant Life Community ChurchFood Pantry & Clothing Closet$500
Remsen Heritage MuseumEndowment Distribution$268
Remsen Heritage Museum: New FlooringAdvised Grant$2,438
Rotary Club of Rock ValleyFoster Grandparent Cost Reimbursement$2,303
Rotary Club of Rock ValleySenior Companion Program$1,750
Rotary Club of Rock Valley Fdn.Foster Grandparent Program$1,727
Rotary Club of Rock Valley Fdn.Senior Companion Program$1,862
Rotary Club of Rock Valley FoundationSenior Companion Program$1,186
Sacred Heart School general supportAdvised Grant$4,000
Sanborn Fire & RescueThermal Imaging Camera & Accessories$5,110
Sanborn Public LibraryMedia Upgrade for Presentations$2,355
Sanford Community CenterEndowment Distribution$1,544
SB-L Community SchoolMimeo Document Camera$400
SB-L Community SchoolAnchor Charts for Active Learning$100
SB-L Community SchoolMimeo Document Camera$800
SB-L Community SchoolDaily Five / Read to Self-Books$1,282
Scholarships to graduating Seniors88 students in the Siouxland Area$285,850
Seasons for Behavioral HealthOffice Furnishings$5,000
Sheldon Community Day CareRoom Divider$1,875
Shesler HallEndowment Distribution$1,443
SHIP - Four Directions Community CenterAdvised Grant$8,000
Sioux Center Music Boosters, Inc.Endowment Distribution$3,387
Sioux City Chamber Music AssociationEndowment Distribution$273
Sioux City Community School DistrictEndowment Distribution$2,552
Sioux City Community School District - Science LabsAdvised Grant$65,010
Sioux City Gospel MissionEndowment Distribution$9,329
Sioux City Public MuseumEndowment Distribution$20,520
Sioux City Public MuseumEndowment Distribution$15,281
SIOUX CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Clark Elementary8 Nooks for Math & Reading$500
SIOUX CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Clark ElementaryInteractive Reading Program$497
SIOUX CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Hunt ElementaryMath Resources$500
SIOUX CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Hunt ElementaryPortable CD Listening Centers & Books/CDs$469
SIOUX CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Leeds ElementaryLeap Frog Readers$1,000
SIOUX CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Nodland ElementaryAudio Reading Program$456
SIOUX CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Whittier ElementaryWii Physical Fitness$380
Sioux County Conservation BoardBig Sioux Recreation Area Playground Equipment$3,000
Sioux County Conservation BoardBig Sioux Recreation Playground Equip.$9,000
Sioux County Library AssociationNewspaper Digitization$5,000
Sioux County Trails CouncilSioux County Trail Route Signage$5,000
Siouxland Civic Dance AssociationAdvised Grant$4,000
Siouxland District Health DepartmentOral Health Program$4,634
Siouxland District Health DepartmentEndowment Distribution$282
Siouxland Dive RescueDive Equipment$1,588
Siouxland Golf Charities, Inc.Endowment Distribution$287
Siouxland Habitat for HumanityHabitat House Construction$5,000
Siouxland Mental Health CenterEndowment Distribution$2,141
Soldier Community ClubFlooring and ADA Bathroom Improvements$3,228
SOUTH SIOUX CITY - St. Michael's ElementaryRisers$1,000
Spencer Area Activity CenterMarketing Activities Planning Strategies$2,000
Spencer Area Arts CouncilLighting and Signage$2,300
Spencer Community TheatreCostume Inventory$7,000
Spencer High SchoolClassroom Reconfiguration$2,000
Spencer Municipal Library TrustLibrary Marketing Upgrade$2,000
St. Luke Home & Services, Inc.Wheelchair Minibus$8,000
St. Mary's Catholic ChurchEndowment Distribution$10,925
St. Thomas Episcopal ChurchFood Items$500
STARSEndowment Distribution$1,189
STARSEndowment Distribution$1,511
Sutherland Commercial ClubAntique Fire Truck Restoration$2,000
The Mission of the MessiahShelving for Referral Center$500
Tiger Mentoring (FS= City of Royal)Daycare Startup$4,000
Trinity Preschool and DaycareSMART Table$4,000
United 232 MemorialBronze Memorial$4,586
United 232 MemorialBronze Memorial$4,586
United 232 Memorial EventBronze Memorial$5,414
United Way of SiouxlandEndowment Distribution$29,808
Ute Fire DepartmentFirefighting Equipment$3,527
Ute Town & CountryNew Ceiling & Lights for Community Building$5,450
Village Northwest UnlimitedFurniture Replacement$2,500
Webb Volunteer Fire and RescueExtrication Tool Set$6,480
West Central Community ActionEmergency Food Pantry$709
West Monona/Whiting Backpack ProgramWeekend Backpack Food Program$8,394
West Sioux Community School DistrictHawarden Community Garden$2,500
West Sioux Community SchoolsHawarden Community Garden$5,000
West Sioux DaycareCots & Display Centers$1,155
West Sioux Elementary - Hawarden CenterPositive Behavior Support & Interventions$1,000
West Sioux Elementary - Ireton CenterPositive Behavior Support Program$500
Western Iowa Tech Community CollegeScholarship Distribution$8,000
WHCC - Humpty Dumpty DaycareNew Tile Flooring$500
WHCC - Wakefield VillaCement Handicapped Parking$500
Whiting Community ClubCity Park Playground Equipment$6,000
Whiting Public LibraryReplacement of Public-Use Computers$2,000
Whiting Volunteer Fire Department12 Motorola Pagers and Headset$4,288
Women Aware"Moving On" Program Supplies$683
Woodbury Central Community School DistrictEndowment Distribution$899
Woodbury Co. Conservation BoardAnimal Track Panels for Nature Playscape$750
Woodbury County Conservation FoundationEndowment Distribution$495
Woodbury County Extension - Midtown CenterGrowing in the Garden$5,000
Zestos, Inc.Distribution Center Renovation$10,000

We’re dedicated to promoting the spirit of philanthropy, enhancing quality of life, building and preserving endowments for community benefit, and creating collaborative efforts that demonstrate mutual respect, trust, and common concern for the welfare of Siouxland communities. For more information about the Foundation, call (712) 293-3303.

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