Past Community and Major Grant  Awards - Story County Community Foundation | Grants & Tax Credits

Past Community and Major Grant Awards

We are very pleased to announce that since 2005 Story County Community Foundation (SCCF) has awarded grants totaling over $1 million to benefit the county. Grants ranging from $300 to $25,000 have been awarded through our annual competitive grant process. This year alone SCCF has awarded $114,051 to 24 projects.


2016 Major Grant Award

Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department—$25,000

     Fire station addition


2016 Community Grant Awards

All Aboard for Kids—$3,000

   Summer enrichment program for children with autism spectrum disorder

Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support (ACCESS)—$2,528

   Grief support for victims of crime

Boys & Girls Club of Story County—$6,000

   Storage expansion-critical space

   Recipient of the Suzan Shierholz Award*

Children & Families of Iowa—$2,000

   Emergency care equipment for children

City of Collins—$6,000

   Main Street amphitheater

Emergency Residence Project—$6,000

   Emergency rental & utility assistance

Gilbert-Franklin Township Fire & Rescue Agency—$5,998

   Personal protective equipment  

Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance—$6,000

   Healthy Food Voucher program

Healthiest Ames—$4,025

   Bicycle helmets for Ames 3rd graders

Legal Aid Society of Story County—$6,000

   Legal services for mentally ill residents

Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA)—$5,000

   Commercial refrigerator for food pantry

Raising Readers in Story County—$6,000

    Expanded tutoring for children in Colo-NESCO, Nevada and Ames School Districts

Roland Public Library Foundation—$6,000

   Library expansion

Slater Public Library—$4,998

   Technology upgrades for children’s services

Story City/Lafayette Township Fire Department—$6,000

   Extrication air bags & equipment

The Arc of Story County—$2897

   Special Olympics t-shirts


   Technology upgrade for Telehealth psychiatric services

Heather Johnson of Octagon Center for the Arts and Becki Senti of the Story County Community Foundation Advisory Board appreciate a new display case at the Octagon.

The Octagon Center for the Arts received a $4,800 grant to help with an upgrade of display equipment and window coverings for gallery areas. The grant also provided funding to complete the installation of a new exterior sign. The main goal of the Octagon is to promote visual arts in the community. According to Heather Johnson, executive director, replacing 20 year old exhibit cases and protective window coverings will greatly enhance the quality of the display of art work and improve the visitor’s viewing experience. The exterior sign will add to the Octagon’s presence in the community and increase location awareness for the public.



    *The Suzan Shierholz Award highlights a grant that supports a better life for children, including grants that provide shelter,
      education or food for children and their families


Grants awarded in 2015click here

Grants awarded in 2014click here

Grants awarded in 2013click here

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