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Stebens Charitable Foundation awards local grants


This news story was published on August 5, 2019.
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MASON CITY – The Bertha Stebens Charitable Foundation has announced that it has awarded 42 grants worth $159,000.00 for 2019.

The awardees are:

COMMUNITY POLICING ADVISORY BOARD: National Night Out, $500

CITY OF MASON CITY: 2019 History Walk, $500; airsoft handguns and rifles, $1,000; 2019/2020 Youth Puppet Shows, $2,000; zipline project $5,000; Charles H. MacNider Museum, $1,500.

LAKESIDE FESTIVALS LTD: 27th Annual Lakeside DixieFest, $1,000

ROCKWELL SWALEDALE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TEAM: ambulance inverter installation, $1,000

MASON CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Summer Reading Program for youth in 2019 $2,000.

FRIENDS OF IOWA CASA AND ICFCRB CASA: volunteer training, recruitment and retention $2,000.

COMMUNITY KITCHEN OF NORTH IOWA: support the costs of utilities $2,000.

HANDICAP VILLAGE – ONE VISION: Children’s Autism Center Therapeutic Outdoor Center, $2,000.

NORTH IOWA VOCATIONAL CENTER INC: Affordables Marketplace, $2,000.

NIAD CENTER FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: financial literacy & career empowerment, $2,000.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC: improved communication for the office and ReStore, $2,000.

RIVER CITY SOCIETY FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION: building walls next to the handicap ramp at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Stockman House, $2,000.

CHARLIE BROWN COMMUNITY DAY CARE CENTER: playground safety improvements, $2,000.

CENTRAL SPRINGS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT: college scholarships for five students, $2,500.

RIVER CITY SCULPTURES ON PARADE INC: additional limestone pedestals and plates $2,500.

GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER IOWA: Camp Tanglefoot Meadowview Lodge — kitchen update and renovation $2,500.

YOUTH AND SHELTER SERVICES INC – FRANCIS LAUER YOUTH SERVICES: music therapy sessions $3,000.

MEALS ON WHEELS OF MASON CITY INC: underwriting meal costs, $3,000.

NORTH CENTRAL IOWA AG IN THE CLASSROOM: agricultural education for preschool through seventh grade students enrolled in Cerro Gordo County Schools $3,000.

NEWMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM: microscopes for anatomy and biology $3,000.

SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER: replace 2 gas furnaces and 2 air conditioners $3,000.

HEALTHY HARVEST OF NORTH IOWA: school gardens at Lincoln Intermediate School $3,000.

SWALEDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT: two self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) $3,500.

CENTRAL GARDENS OF NORTH IOWA INC: Picnics and Performances $4,000.

CARING PREGNANCY CENTER: training for Caring Pregnancy Center staff and volunteers $4,000.

STEBENS CHILDRENS THEATRE: scholarship program for the 2019/2020 school year $4,000.

EPIPHANY PARISH MASON CITY IOWA: providing help and hope for drug treatment clients of Cerro Gordo County, $4,000.

YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION: Rock Steady Boxing Class: Fighting Back Parkinson’s Disease, $4,500.

NORTH IOWA BAND FESTIVAL FOUNDATION: 81st North Iowa Band Festival $5,000.

NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION: advancing arts education for North Iowa young people, $5,000; capital campaign $12,500.

NORTHERN LIGHTS ALLIANCE FOR THE HOMELESS INC: Homeless to Housed, $5,000.

ELDERBRIDGE AGENCY ON AGING: Material Aid Program, $7,000.

CLEAR LAKE CLASSICAL INCORPORATED: tuition assistance for 2019-2020 school year, $8,500.

HEALTH FOR LIFE INC: promoting a healthy Cerro Gordo County, $10,000.

NORTH IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION ORGANIZATION: I-Smile / I Smile @ School, $12,500.

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION NORTH IOWA: scholarship pledge $10,000.

CITY OF ROCKWELL: Rockwell Fire Department, $3,500.

The Bertha Stebens Charitable Foundation was chartered in 1987 and is named for its benefactor, the late Bertha Stebens (1903-86). Recipients of its cash grants use the funds to benefit residents of Cerro Gordo county, Iowa. The Foundation’s Directors are Gregory Nicholas, Scott D. Brown, and Todd A. Blodgett.

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