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Floyd County Community Foundation distributes nearly $150,000 to local nonprofits

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd County Community Foundation held its 2022 grant awards celebration and announced $149,997.74 to 25 projects of organizations serving Floyd County.

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd County Community Foundation held its 2022 grant awards celebration and announced $149,997.74 to 25 projects of organizations serving Floyd County.

“The Floyd County Community (FCCF)Foundation is honored to provide grant funding to these organizations in support of the work they are doing throughout Floyd County to better communities for all,” said Amy Staudt, chair of the FCCF governing committee.

The 2022 grant awards celebration was held at the Floyd County Fairgrounds on Jan. 11, and the distribution of $149,997.74 to 25 projects of organizations serving Floyd County through its 2022 grant cycle was announced there.

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

Arts & Culture

  • Charles City Arts Council, Improving Access to the Arts, $3,835.55
  • Floyd County Fair Society, The Reptile Adventure, $10,000
  • Floyd County Historical Society and Museum, Exterior Masonry Phase One, $10,000
  • Floyd County Quilts of Valor, Floyd County Quilts of Valor (QOV), $4,000
  • Marble Rock Historical Society, Schoolhouse Project, $10,000

Community Betterment

  • City of Colwell, New Flags, Poles and Holders, $1,000
  • City of Floyd, Floyd Community Center, $1,335
  • City of Rockford, Rockford West Park Improvement – Phase I, $9,700
  • Floyd County – Auditor, Sheriff’s Department – K9 Program, $5,000
  • Marble Rock Fire Department, Truck Replacement, $10,000
  • Nora Springs Park Cemetery Association, Cemetery Entry Repair, $8,500
  • North Cedar Aviation Authority, Damaged Signage Replacement, $8,000
  • Rudd Community Fire Service, Air Packs, $10,000

Education & Youth Development

  • Central Springs Ag Ed Boosters, Central Springs AgEd & FFA Startup, $10,000
  • City of Charles City, Foster Grandparent Program – In-Service for AmeriCorps Seniors, $4,000
  • City of Charles City, Library – Board Game Collection Expansion, $1,000
  • Floyd County ISU Extension and Outreach, Programming Meeting Space Expansion, $4,000
  • Immaculate Conception Church/School – Charles City, IC Elementary School Playground, $5,000
  • The Learning Center (TLC), Friends of the TLC Playground, $5,000

Environment & Animal Welfare

  • Floyd County Humane Society, PAWS Microchip Program, $1,649

Health

  • Avalon Center, Telebehavioral Health Project, $10,000

Human Service

  • Elderbridge Agency on Aging, Client Assistance, $5,000
  • Lutheran Services in Iowa, Floyd County Healthy Families Iowa, $1,500
  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Feeding Families, $6,478.19
  • Trinity United Methodist Church – Charles City, Our Brothers Keeper, $5,000

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Floyd County. Committee members include Sue Bortz, Jen Burton, Lisa Garden, Randy Heitz, Kurt Hoeft, Melissa Jones, Jane Larson, Amy Leaman, Tracy Merfeld, Sarah Murray, Amy Staudt (chair), Teresa Stevens-Marth and Erika Troyna.

Grants are awarded through FCCF’s competitive grant process to projects in the program areas of arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health, 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.

Additional information about the Floyd County Community Foundation can be found at www.floydccf.org.

(PHOTO: Floyd-Grant-Recipients.jpg – Grant recipients gathered for the Floyd County Community Foundation’s 2022 grant awards celebration on Jan. 11 at the Floyd County Fairgrounds where $149,997.74 in grant funding was awarded to 25 projects of organizations serving Floyd County.)

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