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Butler County Community Foundation awards $119,773 in grants to local organizations

Butler County Community Foundation
April 10, 2019

The Butler County Community Foundation has recently distributed 33 grants totaling $119,773 to 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 Lisa Schmitz, Butler County Community Foundation committee chair. “The Butler County 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

  • Butler County Fair, Arena Building Project, $5,000

Community Betterment

  • American Legion Tack-Barnett Post 268, Broiler Replacement, $1,361
  • Aplington Recreation Complex, ARC Primary Rough Mower, $8,500
  • City of Allison, Library - Public Access Computers, $1,178
  • City of Allison, Water Tower, $3,386
  • City of Allison, Wilder Park - Storage Facility, $4,000
  • City of Aplington, Library Equipment & Rug Replacement, $800
  • City of Aredale, Updating City Hall, $2,500
  • City of Dumont, Library – Printer, $2,500
  • City of Greene, Library - Public Access Computer Replacements, $3,000
  • City of New Hartford, Lot Restoration Committee - Storage/Maintenance Project,            $9,000
  • City of Parkersburg, Miracle Park Basketball Court Rehabilitation, $8,000
  • City of Shell Rock, Shell Rock Aquatic Facility, $12,000


  • Butler County, Heery Woods Nature Center Expansion Project, Education, $7,500
  • Butler County Development Corp., Connect Butler County High School Students with Local Employers, $4,000
  • Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, Inspiring and Preparing Butler County Students Through Junior Achievement Curriculum, $500


  • Butler County, EMA - Butler County Flood Mitigation Equipment, $3,012


  • City of Dumont, Ambulance - Cot Fastener System 2019, $6,000
  • City of New Hartford, EMS – Computer, $4,000

Historic Preservation

  • Parkersburg Historical Society, Wolf Mansion Northeast Tower Window Replacement, $3,000

Human Service

  • Access, Incorporated, Public Transportation Assistance, $650
  • Allison Area Foster Parent Support Group, Family Events for Area Foster Families, $1,000
  • American Legion Tack-Barnett Post 268, Boy Scout Troop 1026, $3,000
  • Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, Violence Prevention, $1,000
  • City of Bristow, Fire Department - Skid Unit for Grass Truck, $10,000
  • City of Clarksville, Fire Department - 2019 Airpack Rehabilitation, $1,800
  • City of Dumont, Fire Department - Update/Replacement 2019, $3,500
  • City of Parkersburg, Ambulance - Patient Handling Equipment, $1,833
  • Families Helping Families of Iowa, Spread Your Wings: Fostering Hope For Iowa's Children In Foster Care, $2,000
  • KidQuest PreSchool & Daycare, Classroom & Cupboard Update, $2,700
  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Shell Rock Mobile Food Pantry, $2,000
  • The Larrabee Center, Community Support Services - Home & Community Based Services, $1,050
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