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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 $1.5 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 $131,957 to 17 projects.

2021 Major Grant Award Recipients

  • Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation – Third Way Project
  • The Bridge Home – 911 Drop-in Shelter
  • Nevada Fieldhouse Project – Indoor Play Area

2021 Community Grant Award Recipients

  • All Aboard Kids - High Needs Classroom 
  • Arc of Story County - Project SEARCH 
  • Ballard Community Performing Arts - Protable music stands 
  • Big & Small Tortoise Rescue and Sanctuary - Community Biology Educational program 
  • Boys Scouts of America - Willson Pond Addition in Nevada 
  • ChildServe - Development of Children's Mental Health Services 
  • City of Gilbert - Upland Trail 
  • Community & Family Resources - Document Translation Project 
  • Friendship Ark - Handicap Acessibility Improvement Project  
  • Food at First - Energy efficient and increased capacity equipment 
  • Food Bank of Iowa - Fighting childhood hunger in Story County
  • Harmony Clothing Closet - MAKEOVER Project 
  • Raising Readers in Story County - 500 Days: Smart start for Story County babies* 
  • Threshold Learning Center - Renovation of barn 

2020 Major Grant Award Recipient

  • City of Roland – Erikson Park Enclosed Shelter House

2020 Community Grant Award Recipients

  • ACTORS - Livestreaming 
  • Ames Alano Society - Reroofing Building 
  • Ames Public Libary Friends Foundation - Community Access & Learning With Free WiFi Hotspots
  • Ames Town & Gown - Virtual Reality Concert Recording for Outreach
  • ChildServe - Respite Summer Programming, Toys & Supplies
  • Colo Public Library - Busy Bags Project 
  • Legal Aid Society - Technology Upgrade 
  • Mustard Seed Community Farm - Food & Supply Storage 
  • Skunk River Paddlers/Outdoor Alliance of Story County - Ada Hayden Accessible Dock Project
  • Story County Fair Association - Preserving the History for Future Generations
  • Story County Sheriff's Office - Story County Sheriff’s Office AED Campaign
  • Raising Readers in Story County - Diversity in Literacy* 

2019 Major Grant Award Recipient

  • City of Zearing – Fire Department

2019 Community Grant Award Recipients

  • ACCESS – Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support
  • ChildServe – Ames
  • City of Collins
  • City of Colo
  • City of McCallsburg**
  • Emergency Residence Project
  • Food Bank of Iowa
  • Friendship Ark
  • Iowa College Access Network (I.C.A.N.)
  • KHOI
  • Mainstream Living
  • Martha's House of Hope
  • Maxwell Area Renewal Committee
  • Prairie Rivers of Iowa Resource Conservation and Development*
  • Raising Readers in Story County
  • The Arc of Story County
  • Threshold Learning Center
  • Wings of Refuge*

*Suzy Shierholz Award Recipient
**McCallsburg Legacy Fund Grant Recipient

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