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.