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Past Community and Major Grant Awards

Since 2005, Story County Community Foundation (SCCF) has awarded $2.1 million in community betterment grants for over 400 projects. 

In 2023, the SCCF awarded $152,769 to 19 projects throughout Story County.

 

2023 Major Grant Award Recipient

  • Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa - Baker Subdivision Home     Ames

2023 Community Grant Recipients

  • Ames History Museum - Folding Tables and Chairs                           Ames
  • City of Maxwell - Disc Golf Baskets                                                  Maxwell
  • Threshold Learning Center - Kids Clubhouse                                     Zearing
  • City of Collins - Community Center Flooring                                    Collins
  • Wings of Refuge - Basement Renovations                                          Ames
  • ChildServe - Specialty Clinics*                                                           Ames
  • Story Theater Company - Sound Equipment                                       Ames
  • City of Ames Fire Department - "Freddie" Equipment                       Ames
  • Friends of Huxley - Splash Pad                                                           Huxley
  • City of Maxwell - Inclusive Playground Equipment                           Maxwell
  • Bethany Life - Sensory Rooms                                                            Story City
  • Collins-Maxwell Booster Club - Paint for Restrooms                         Maxwell
  • Kids at First - Breakfast Supplement                                                   Nevada
  • Ames Pickleball Club -                                                                        Ames
  • City of Gilbert - Park Benches                                                            Gilbert
  • KHOI Community Radio - Portable Broadcasting Equipment           Ames
  • Colo Fire & Rescue - Department Garage Expansion                        Colo
  • Center for Creative Justice - Communication System                        Ames                                          

2022 Major Grant Award Recipients

  • Camelot Theater - Theater Restoration Project                                    Nevada       
  • Bertha Bartlett Library - Kitchenette for the conference rooms          Story City 
  • ChildServe - Day Classroom for those with Autism                            Ames 
  • Friendship Ark Homes - New Van                                                       Ames 

2022 Community Grant Award Recipients

  • Old Settlers - Band Stand Enhancement                                              Maxwell 
  • Nevada Public Library - Story Walk, Nevada Trails                            Nevada 
  • Story Theater Company - Q Lab and Mac Mini Program                    Ames  
  • City of Collins - Community Center Improvements                            Collins
  • City of Maxwell - City Park ADA Restroom                                       Maxwell 
  • Friends of Huxley - Splash Pad in City Park                                        Huxley 
  • Threshold Learning Center - Community Gardens                              Zearing 
  • Blast Back to School - Supplies Drive and Distibution                       Story County  
  • Raising Readers in Story County - Story Pals, Parent Engagement*   Ames 
  • All Aboard for Kids - Full STEAM Ahead program                            Ames
  • The Community Academy - Educational Kitchenette                          Ames 
  • The Salvation Army - Food Pantry                                                       Ames
  • The RedShirt Foundation - Youth Mental Health Matters                    Story City 
  • Food at First - HVAC system and Generator                                        Ames 
  • Food Bank of Iowa - Fighting Childhood Hunger                                Story County 

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 Library 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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