O’Brien County Community Foundation Awards Over $100,000 In Grants

Date posted - June 19, 2014

Primghar, Iowa — Some O’Brien County non-profit organizations have received some nice grants.o'brien community foundation

The O’Brien County Community Foundation has just awarded grants totaling $103,000 to twenty-nine organizations in support of projects and programs throughout O’Brien County.  Funding for the grant program is a result of County Endowment Fund legislation passed in 2005 which provides that a percentage of state gambling revenues be distributed among all Iowa counties that do not have a gambling entity.

Among the grants were two for ten thousand dollars and seven grants between five and ten thousand dollars.

The City of Calumet received a $10,000 grant toward the installation of a new concrete pad with 4’ frost footings for a new fire station.

The Primghar Ambulance Team received the other $10,000 grant toward replacement of their current automated external defibrillator with one that’s more technologically advanced.

Receiving grants of between five and ten thousand dollars were:

  • The O’Brien County Conservation Board for playground equipment at Dog Creek Park near Sutherland
  • The O’Brien County Fair Board for camp sites on the fair grounds
  • Sanborn Fire And Rescue for a thermal imaging camera
  • Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Schools for a high school trail project
  • Kids Express Daycare in Sanborn for fencing, radon mitigation, and an automated external defibrillator
  • Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital for handicap accessibility work
  • The Family Crisis Centers for a copy machine, maintenance agreement and startup supplies

For the full list of grants, click here.

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