Over $90K In Grants Given At Sioux County Ceremony

Orange City, Iowa — Over $90,000 in grants were given to projects throughout Sioux County on Monday.

According to the Sioux County Community Foundation, they awarded the grants at a ceremony on Monday at Prairie Winds Events Center in Orange City. Foundation officials tell us this brings the total grants awarded to over $1.4 million since the first grants were made in 2006.

Mike DeBruin, the foundation’s Advisory Board Chair says, “The Sioux County Community Foundation is excited to be able to award over $90,000 to local charitable projects that impact the residents of Sioux County.” He says that there are a wide range of projects that benefit the entire county.

The two largest grants were for ten thousand dollars each, and they went to the Orange City Area Daycare and Preschool Daycare Center for upgrades and the Sioux County Conservation Board for a trail paving project. Three grants of just over $9500 went to Alton Fire Rescue & Ambulance toward Hurst Rescue Jaws, the Granville Fire and EMS Association toward a Wildland Skid Unit, and the Hawarden Police Department toward Video Evidence Solutions. Several smaller grants were also awarded. See list below.

Formally established in 2005 through affiliation with the Siouxland Community Foundation, the foundation is governed by a local twelve-member advisory board composed of representatives from each of the communities in Sioux County: Alton, Boyden, Granville, Hawarden, Hospers, Hull, Ireton, Matlock, Maurice, Orange City, Rock Valley, and Sioux Center.

The Sioux County Community Foundation is a charitable foundation created by and for the people of Sioux County to receive gifts from individuals, families, corporations, private foundations, and governmental agencies. Some seed money comes through County Endowment Fund legislation (HF2302) 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.

They tell us the mission of the foundation is to encourage and provide opportunities for charitable giving, to manage and distribute funds in a responsible manner, and to enhance the quality of life for the people of Sioux County.

Alton Fire Rescue & Ambulance Hurst Rescue Jaws $9,503.00
City of Hawarden Grace Hill Cemetery Columbarium $5,800.00
City of Hull West Side Park Shelter Renovation $7,500.00
City of Matlock City Holiday Lights $5,266.00
Granville Fire and EMS Association Wildland Skid Unit $9,503.00
Hawarden Police Department Video Evidence Solutions $9,503.00
Hull Historical Society Museum Basement Renovation $5,000.00
Inspiration Hills Camp and Retreat Center Swimming Pool Repair $5,000.00
Ireton Area Historical Society Museum Hand Railings $2,000.00
Midwest Honor Flight – IA & SD Mission 8 $5,000.00
Northwest Iowa Mental Health Center Family Support Center Furnishings/Resources $2,000.00
Orange City Area Daycare and Preschool Daycare Center Upgrades $10,000.00
Rivers Bend Campground-City of Rock Valley Rivers Bend Campground Cabins $5,000.00
Senior Companion Program Projector System for Volunteer Training $600.00
Sioux Center Low Rent Housing Agency The Meeting Place $2,500.00
Sioux County Conservation Board BSRA Trail paving part II $10,000.00



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