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TCCF awards nearly $130,000 in grants

April 28, 2017
Traer Star-Clipper

The Tama County Community Foundation held its annual grant awards ceremony on April 19, announcing the distribution of $129,998.19 in grants to 53 area nonprofits and government agencies.

"The work these deserving organizations do to create a stronger county is critical to making our communities places where everyone can thrive," said Brian Sokol, Tama County Community Foundation committee chair. "The Tama Community Foundation is proud to be a partner in their work, and we are thankful for the generosity of community-minded people who make this impact possible."

Grant recipients and the project the grant will fund are listed below by funding areas.

Art & Culture:

- City of Gladbrook, Gladbrook Matchstick Marvels Brochure Distribution

- South Tama County Community School District, Instrument Storage Shelving For New Band Room At STC

- STC Music Boosters, STC Marching Band Uniforms

- Tama County, Livestock & Fair Association

- Weiting Opera House Company, Sound Equipment

- Wolf Creek Players, Camp Creamery 2017

Community Betterment:

- American Legion Post 0127 Ehrig-McTurk, LED lighting for Gladbrook Memorial Building

- AMVETS - Iowa Department, Continuance of Replacing Ceiling in Lincoln Amvet Building

- City of Chelsea, Chelsea Community Hall

- City of Chelsea, New Ceiling and Lighting for City Hall and Library

- City of Clutier, Library - Furnace and Air Conditioner

- City of Dysart, Tree Board - Trail Improvements and Development

- City of Gladbrook, Library - Movable Shelving

- City of Tama, Ceiling Restoration Eagles 2017

- City of Tama, Enright-Schroeder American Legion Hall Improvement

- City of Tama, Library - Records Migration and Inventory Scanner

- City of Tama, VFW Mechanical Repairs and Replacements 2017

- City of Toledo, Parks Department - King Cole Memorial Water Fountain

- City of Toledo, STC Joint Recreation Board

- City of Toledo, Tama Toledo Chamber - Tables & Canopy

- City of Vining, City Park Upgrades

- South Tama Youth Baseball, STC Facility Restroom Project

- Tama County, Conservation Board - Outdoor Education Program - Archery Equipment

- Tama County Humane Society, Cat Housing


- Al Exito, Al Exito Tama: Tama Youth To Success

- American Legion Post 0127 Ehrig-McTurk, Tama County Government Day 2017

- Green Mountain Garwin Community School, Digital Microscopes for Agricultural Science Education

- Iowa College Access Network, Tama County FAFSA Challenge

- North Tama County Community School District, North Tama 4 Year Old Preschool Playground Equipment

- South Tama County Community School District, South Tama Archery Club Targets

- Tama County ISU Extension, 4-H Club Trailer


- Our Sacred Space, Inc. dba Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center, Our Sacred Space/Kid's Corner


- Child Abuse Prevention Services, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

- City of Tama, Police Department - Stand Clear - AED

- Iowa River Hospice, Day of Care

Historic Preservation:

- Dysart Cemetery Association, Dysart Cemetery Historic Archway and Plot Location Project

- Dysart Historical Society, Historical Museum Front Door Replacement Project

- Prairie Rivers of Iowa, Restoration/Repair of the Historic Lincoln Highway Bridge in Tama

- Tama County Historical Society, Energy Efficient LED Lighting

Human Service:

- ACCESS, Tama County Victim Services

- Central Iowa Residential Services, Tama Opportunity Center and Tama County Residential Services Consumer Needs

- Children and Families of Iowa, Assisting Survivors of Domestic Violence in Tama County

- City of Chelsea, Fire Deparment Extracation Pump

- City of Garwin, Insulating New Fire Department & Ambulance Building

- City of Gladbrook, Gladbrook Fire - Pagers

- City of Gladbrook, Gladbrook-Lincoln Ambulance Paramedic Level Supplies

- Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America, Mid-Iowa Council Camp Scholarship Program

- Mid-Iowa Workshops, Services Computer, Printer and Rugs

- Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Backpack Program

- Tama County Day Care dba Kids' Corner Child Care Center, Outdoor Play Area Renovation

- The Compassionate Friends, Compassionate Friends Newsletter - Tama County

- Zion Lutheran Church WELCA, Home & Health Closet

The Tama County Community Foundation is a local organization making grants to organizations creating a stronger and more vibrant quality of life in Tama County and helps people establish permanent funds for the causes they care about in their community. The Tama County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, a nonprofit committed to creating long-term impact in 20 counties in Iowa. For more information, contact 319-287-9106 or visit CFNEIA is confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.



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