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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 $1.1 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 $118,198 to 22 projects.

2017 Major Grant Award

Inclusive Playground & Miracle Field—$25,000
Rhapsody music line for all-inclusive playground

2017 Community Grant Awards

All Aboard for Kids—$2,000
Expanded summer enrichment program for children with autism
     spectrum disorder

Ames Alano Society—$6,000
 Interior lighting upgrade

Ames Historical Society—$6,000
Fly With Banning traveling exhibition

Ballard Sharks Swim Club—$3,788
Competitive swim starting blocks

Cambridge Memorial Library—$4,072
 Technology upgrade

City of Maxwell—$6,000
Concrete pad installation for Maxwell Park pavilion

City of Zearing—$6,000
 Veterans Memorial Ball Field concession improvements

Food at First—$6,000
 Kitchen equipment replacement

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa—$5,742
GoldieBlox S.T.E.M. badge projects

Healthiest Ames—$4,078
Home-based exercise program for older adults

Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind & Print
Handicapped (IRIS)—$2,843

Upgraded technology for read aloud services

Lutheran Services in Iowa—$6,000
New endurance beds for Beloit Center                                                  

Overflow Thrift Store—$6,000
 Recycling & giving program setup

Prairie Rivers of Iowa—$2,500
Road signs for watershed education

Story County Dental Clinic—$6,000
 Ultrasonic dental tools

Westory Fire Agency—$6,000
Kelley volunteer firefighting gear

Community-based mentoring for high-risk youth
      Recipient of the Suzan Shierholz Award*

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 2016click here

Grants awarded in 2015click here

Grants awarded in 2014click here

Grants awarded in 2013click here

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