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Franklin County Community Foundation Distributes $132,107 to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Franklin County Community Foundation
April 22, 2022

The Franklin County Community Foundation (FCCF) held its 2022 grant awards celebration at the Hampton Country Club on April 21, announcing the distribution of $132,107 to 22 projects of organizations serving Franklin County through its 2022 grant cycle.

“The Franklin County Community Foundation is proud to support these nonprofit agencies and government organizations to ensure they are able to offer the programs and services which create more vibrant communities for all people in Franklin County,” said Michelle Sackville, chair of the FCCF governing committee.

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

Arts & Culture

  • Franklin County Fair & Convention Center, Fairground Sound Systems, $10,000
  • Franklin County Historical Society, Harriman-Nielsen Historic Farm Barn Repairs and Painting, $6,300
  • Windsor Theatre Development Corporation, Building Updates, $5,000

Community Betterment

  • City of Coulter, Administration – Main Street and Freedom Corridor Flags, $1,800
  • City of Coulter, Public Works – Generator 2022, $1,000
  • City of Hansell, Fire Department – Thermal Imaging Camera, $2,775
  • City of Sheffield, Public Pool Upgrades, $10,000
  • Dows Rural Fire Association, Fire Station Furnace Replacement, $3,300
  • Kiwanis Club of Hampton, East Park Playground, $10,000

Education & Youth Development

  • CAL Community School District, Farm to School Project, $6,000
  • Cub Cadet Childhood Center, Cub Cadet Fence, $6,500
  • Hampton Community Christian Daycare, Kitchen Remodel, $15,000
  • North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture Education for Franklin County Schools, $1,500
  • United Way of North Central Iowa, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, $6,000

Environment & Animal Welfare

  • City of Hampton, Tree Board – A Shady Deal, $1,500
  • Franklin County – Auditor, Conservation – Kayaks, Paddles, and Life Jackets for Education Programs, $4,300


  • Franklin General Hospital Foundation, Booms for Emergency Department Trauma Rooms, $10,000

Human Service

  • Access, Incorporated, Accessibility and Beautification of our Day Habilitation/Administration Building, $10,000
  • Bridge of Hope North Central Iowa, Office Equipment Upgrade, $4,000
  • Food Bank of Iowa, Feeding Franklin County, $6,000
  • La Luz Centro Cultural, Expanding Immigration Services, $7,032
  • West Fork Food Pantry, Flooring Replacement, $4,100

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Franklin County. Committee members include: Jeanie Arends, Dennis Carlson, Ted Hughes, Aimee Lenth, Kayla Norman, Anne Plagge, Nicole Poock, Eric Reicherts, Jamie Reinke and Michelle Sackville (chair).

Grants are awarded through FCCF’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 Franklin County in order to be considered for funding. The 2023 grant cycle opens December 1, 2022, with an application deadline of January 15, 2023. The grant guidelines and application can be found at

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