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Floyd County Community Foundation distributes $106,010 to local organizations at grant celebration

2019 grant award recipients gather for a group photo during the Floyd County Community Foundation’s Grant Celebration held January 22. Twenty-nine projects of nonprofit organizations and government entities serving Floyd County received grants totaling $106,010.

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd County Community Foundation (FCCF) held its 2019 grant celebration at the Floyd County Fairgrounds on January 22, where $106,010 in grants were distributed to 29 projects of organizations serving Floyd County.

“There are many deserving causes and nonprofit organizations that apply for grant funding each year,” said Charlie Newman, FCCF committee chair. “The Floyd County Community Foundation is proud to partner with these nonprofits to ensure they are able to offer the programs and services which create more vibrant communities for all people in Floyd County.”

Grant recipient organization, project the grant will fund, and grant amount are listed below by funding areas.

Art and Culture

  • Charles City Arts Council, Handicap Accessible Bathroom , $5,000
  • Floyd County Fair Society, All American Lumberjack Show, $8,500
  • Floyd County ISU Extension and Outreach, Youth Fair Exhibit Displays, $1,400

Community Betterment

  • City of Floyd, Part II – Signage & Beautification of Cedar River Access, $2,000
  • City of Marble Rock, Marble Rock Fun Days, $1,000
  • City of Marble Rock, Park Board – New Bathrooms Project, $5,000
  • Nora Springs Impact Group, Baseball and Softball Diamonds Revision, $5,000


  • Immaculate Conception School, S.M.A.R.T. Learning, $1,050
  • Marble Rock Fire Department, Sparky Costume, $1,000
  • Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock School District, RRMR PTO, $2,000


  • Floyd County, Conservation – Drinking Fountain Updates, $2,360


  • Charles City Rotary, It’s OKay to be Safe, $1,500
  • Floyd County Medical Center, Family Waiting Room Update, $6,000
  • Sunset Generation of Rockford, Freezer Replacement, $1,100

Historic Preservation

  • City of Charles City, Mooney Gallery Light Management and Library Display Project, $2,800
  • Floyd County Historical Society Museum                , Efficient Heating/Cooling System, $7,800

Human Service

  • Avalon Center, Group Counseling, $2,000
  • Charles City Family YMCA, Wheelchair Basketball Equipment, $7,000
  • City of Charles City, Floyd County Foster Grandparents – In-Service, $4,000
  • Floyd County, Sheriff’s Office – Laptop, $5,000
  • Floyd County Child Abuse Prevention Council, Advocacy, Awareness, Assistance – Family Supports for Prevention, $2,000
  • Floyd County Quilts of Valor, Quilts of Valor, $1,500
  • Grow Rockford Together Association, Rockford B/ASKids (Before/After School Kids) / SOAR (School’s Out at Rockford), $3,000
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Boy Scout Troop 1078, $2,000
  • Jordan River, Messiah’s Food Pantry, $10,000
  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank, BackPack Program, $5,000
  • Senior Citizens of Charles City Area, Special Events, $1,000
  • The Learning Center (TLC), Our Future – TLC The GRAND Plan, $7,000
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, Our Brother’s Keeper, $3,000

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Floyd County. Committee members include: Sue Bortz, Jim Erb, Lisa Garden, Kurt Hoeft, Sheila Koudelka, Jane Larson, Tracy Merfeld, Charlie Newman (chair), Rod Nordeng, Alicia Schmitt, Amy Staudt, Teresa Stevens-Marth and Erika Troyna.

Grants are awarded through FCCF’s competitive grant process to projects in the program areas of: art and culture, community betterment, education, environment, health, historic preservation and human service. Grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) designated organization or government entity serving Floyd County in order to be considered for funding. The 2020 grant cycle opens August 15 with an application deadline of September 30. The grant guidelines and application can be found at




PHOTO ATTACHED: Grantees group photo.jpg – 2019 grant award recipients gather for a group photo during the Floyd County Community Foundation’s Grant Celebration held January 22. Twenty-nine projects of nonprofit organizations and government entities serving Floyd County received grants totaling $106,010.


The Floyd County Community Foundation is a local foundation making grants to organizations creating stronger, more vibrant communities in Floyd County and helps people establish funds to support the causes they care about. The FCCF is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, a nonprofit committed to creating long-term impacts in 20 counties in Iowa. For more information, contact 319-287-9106 or visit CFNEIA is confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.



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