EHCF awards more than $90K in grants

by Anne Blankenship Members of the Youth in Philanthropy Committee, including Tiffany Larson, advisor, Dawson Hjelmeland, Emma Bailey, Lily Skartvedt, Mason Alsager, Riley Jergens and Charlotte Judkins, were recognized at the EHCF grant awards celebration. Ellie Hassebrock was not present for the photo.

A total of $90,302.93 in grant funding was awarded Tuesday night by the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation during a celebration held at the Briggs Woods Conference Center.

Darcy Swon, Development Director, said that 24 grant applications were received for the 2019 Grant Cycle with 17 of those applications being funded.

“After tonight’s awards, the collective total that the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation has granted out over the past 13 years through our Grant Awards is $1.25 million,” she said.

Representatives of the organizations were on hand to accept the funds, though they did not know how much the group was receiving until Tuesday night.

The largest award was $44,330.29, given to the Career Ag Academy for design and bidding, of Phase II.

The full list of recipients, projects and funding is as follows:

• Stratford Public Library –Life-long Learning Display — $300

• Liberty Township Board of Trustees — Township Hall Restoration — $1,000

• Stratford Early Learning Center — Using Senses to Improve Quality — $1,300

• Shakespeare Community Center Association — Community Center Improvement — $1,355

• Kendall Young Library –Ready to Compute: KYL Computer Lab — $1,900

• Children & Families of Iowa — Assisting Chidden, Teens & Adults of Hamilton County –$2,000

• Stratford Fire Department –Interior update of Department meeting room and offices — $2,000

• Arts R Alive — Public Art Sculptures in Webster City –$2,000

• Upper Des Moines Opportunity — Coats for Kids — $2,250

• Hamilton County Exposition — Grandstand Improvements – $2,770.76

• Jane Young House Foundation — Replace ceiling tiles and window shades — $3,250

• Hamilton County Fair Foundation – 2019 Fairground Playground – $3,346.88

• Jewellsworth Trail Committee – Old Water Tower Plaza – $4,000

• Building Families – Child Care Provider Recruitment Campaign – $5,000

• Youth & Shelter Services/Hamilton County –Boys Council Support Groups — $6,000

• Boone River Clean Up Committee — Iowa Project AWARE — $7,500

• Career Ag Academy – Academy Design & Bidding — Phase II — $44,330.29


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