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Butler County Community Foundation Distributes Over $150,000 to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Butler County Community Foundation
April 12, 2023

The Butler County Community Foundation (BCCF) held its 2023 grant awards celebration at the Allison Public Library on April 11, announcing the distribution of $152,467.16 to 32 projects of organizations serving Butler County through its 2023 grant cycle.

“It’s exciting to see all of the impacts being made across Butler County through the work of our local nonprofits and the Butler County Community Foundation is honored to be able to support many of them through this year’s grant awards,” said Carly Pollock, chair of the BCCF committee.

The grant recipient organizations, project each grant will fund, and grant amounts are listed below by funding area.

Arts & Culture

  • Butler County Fair, South Livestock Building, $5,000
  • City of Allison, Historical Society - Digitization of Historic Newspapers, $10,000
  • Parkersburg Historical Society, Third Floor Storm Windows, $4,000

Community Betterment

  • Allison Amvet Hall Post 88, Furnace, Air Conditioner and Insulation, $7,000
  • American Legion Tack-Barnett Post 268, Nielsen Eagle Scout Project, $6,900
  • Aplington Recreation Complex, Grill, Sign and Tree Replacement, $10,000
  • City of Clarksville, Fire Department - Bunker Gear Glove Replacement, $2,500
  • City of Dumont, Fire Department - Radio Upgrade Phase 3, $5,600
  • City of Dumont, Library - Deep Cleaning, $4,400
  • City of Greene, Fire Department - Fire Protection Equipment, $4,702.16
  • City of Greene, Library - Computer Replacement, $3,571
  • City of New Hartford, Fire and EMS - Mandatory Radio Need, $10,000
  • City of New Hartford, Martin Memorial Library 2023, $5,000
  • City of Parkersburg, Library - Outside Enhancements, $1,000
  • City of Shell Rock, Public Works Department - Ball Field Improvements, $11,000
  • City of Shell Rock, Riverside Cemetery Association - Cemetery Signage, $3,800
  • Clarksville Amvets Post 30, Amvet Community Center HVAC and Window Replacements, $5,000

Education & Youth Development

  • Butler County Community Planning Group Visions of Well Being, Back to School Project, $3,750
  • City of Allison, Library - Youth Summer Reading Program, $1,600
  • Clarksville Community School District, Increasing School Safety, $2,500
  • Dike-New Hartford Community School District, Music Department - Uke Can Make a Difference, $2,100
  • St. James Lutheran Church – Allison, Kidz Zone & LOL - After School Program, $4,000

Environment & Animal Welfare

  • Butler County – Auditor, Conservation - Adaptive Dock and Canoe/Kayak Launch, $10,000
  • City of Aredale, Ash Tree Removal, $7,500


  • Butler County ISU Extension, AED, $1,844
  • City of Aplington, Library - Memory Care Resources for Patrons, $1,000
  • City of Shell Rock, First Responders - Polaris Ranger Side-by-Side, $4,500

Human Service

  • Families Helping Families of Iowa, Program Support for Butler County Youth in Foster Care, $2,000
  • Fostering Families Together, Family Events, $1,200
  • Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, Butler County Home Delivered Meals Program, $5,000
  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Feeding Communities, $4,000
  • The Larrabee Center, Community Support Services, $2,000

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Butler County. Committee members include: Greg Barnett, Mary Derdzinski, Deb Homer, Patty Hummel, Greg Nevenhoven, Mindy Pecha, Carly Pollock (chair), Greg Schmitz and Nicole Vannordstrand.

Grants are awarded through BCCF’s competitive grant process to projects in the program areas of arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health and human service. Grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) designated organization or government entity serving Butler County in order to be considered for funding. More information about the BCCF can be found at

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