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Emmet County Community Foundation Distributes $115,000 to Local Organizations

Emmet County Community Foundation
April 5, 2019

The Emmet County Community Foundation announced $115,000 in grant funding to 27 projects of organizations serving Emmet County as part of its 2019 grant cycle.

Grant recipient organization, project the grant will fund, and grant amount are listed below by funding areas.

Community Betterment

  • City of Ringsted American, Legion Auxiliary - New Lighting for Legion/Community Center, $3,000
  • City of Ringsted, Library - Updating Children's Room, $3,000
  • Emmet County, Sheriff's Office - Emergency Response Drone Supplementation Project, $6,500
  • Emmet County Izaak Walton League, Renovation of Storage Shed, $4,000
  • Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District, Community Splash Pad, $7,000
  • VFW Auxiliary Post 3388, Window Upgrade, $1,500
  • VFW Post 3388, Furnace Upgrade and Replacement, $7,500


  • Early Childhood North Central Iowa, Promoting Literacy in Emmet's Early Learners, $3,000
  • Emmet County Nature Center Foundation, Educational and Recreational Equipment, $4,200
  • North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture Education for Emmet County Schools, $2,000


  • Emmet County, Public Health - Healthy Beginnings Family Support, $1,500
  • Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District, Regional Wellness Center - Senior and Disabled Fitness Program, $2,500
  • Good Samaritan Society-Estherville, Nurse Rosie, $3,500
  • Northwest Iowa Mental Health Center dba Seasons Center for Behavioral Health (Seasons), Seasons Center – Harvest Festival Kid’s Carnival, $1,000

Historic Preservation

  • Emmet County Historical Society, Farm Heritage Building, $10,000

Human Service

  • City of Estherville, Police Department - Reserve, DARE, and Police Equipment, $4,500
  • Emmet County, Emergency Management – Accountability, $4,000
  • Emmet County, Medical Examiner's Office - Investigator Project, $4,300
  • Emmet County, Multi-Agency Response Team - Law Enforcement Safety Equipment Project, $2,300
  • Emmet County Emergency Responders Association, Emmet County Drone, $8,000
  • Estherville Firefighters Association, Water Rescue Equipment, $5,900
  • Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District, EnergizersPlus Afterschool Program, $6,500
  • Estherville National Guard, Supporting Military Families, $1,000
  • Iowa Lakes Community College, Emmet County RSVP - Medical and Other Necessary Transportation Program, $3,900
  • Iowa Legal Aid, Improving Efficiencies Through Technology, $5,000
  • Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Emmet County Back to School Program, $3,500
  • Wallingford Community Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Ambulance Service Equipment, $5,900
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