Primghar, Iowa — Twenty-three non-profit projects in and near O’Brien County received grants this week from the O’Brien County Community Foundation.
Over $103,000 was given to nonprofit organizations and units of local government in support of the projects.
Receiving the largest grants given in this grant cycle were the Paullina Fire Department and the Primghar Community Building. Each entity was granted $10,000. Paullina’s will go toward new Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units for their firefighters. Primghar’s will go toward lighting and bathroom upgrades at the community center.
Sutherland Fire and Rescue received a grant of $8,770 toward air tank upgrades. The City of Calumet received $8,000 for a project called “Walk on the Tile Side.”
A grant of $7,815 was given to Cornerstone Senior Communities of Remsen for pool area renovations and updates.
The O’Brien County Conservation Board received a grant for an Inclusive Playground Equipment project, in the amount of $7,500.
Seventeen other projects received grants of $5000 or less from the O’Brien County Community Foundation.
Foundation Advisory Chair Charlene Elyea tells us that since the first grants were made in 2006, 343 grants totaling over $1.2 million have been awarded. She says that every year the Community Foundation is excited to award grants that will impact O’Brien County. She says the grants help support emergency services, better the quality of life in O’Brien County and “fund many other worthwhile projects and services.”