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Winnebago County Community Foundation Distributes Over $133,000 to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Winnebago County Community Foundation
June 13, 2022

The Winnebago County Community Foundation (WCCF) announced its 2022 grant awards distribution of $133,079.74 to 24 projects of organizations serving Winnebago County through its 2022 grant cycle.

“These 24 projects of organizations are great representations of the impactful work being done in our community and the Winnebago County Community Foundation is proud to support them,” said Alicea Porter, chair of the WCCF governing committee.

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

Arts & Culture

  • Brickstreet Theatre, Inc., Butts in Seats, $4,000
  • Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation, July Jubilee Community Night, $2,000
  • Winnebago County Fair Association, Portable Bleacher Seating, $10,000
  • Winnebago Historical Society, Steeple Repair, $2,000

Community Betterment

  • City of Leland, Alarm/Security System, $4,228
  • City of Scarville, Community Center & Fire Station, $10,000
  • City of Thompson, Swimming Pool Repairs, $5,000
  • Forest City Firefighters Association, Grass/Brush Truck, $15,000
  • Friends of the Firemen, ISICS Radios, $6,000
  • Lake Mills Entertainment, Inc., Tuck-Pointing of Important Downtown Buildings, $13,698.78
  • Winnebago County, Sheriff’s Office – Golf Cart/Trailer, $10,000

Education & Youth Development

  • City of Buffalo Center, Buffalo Center Little League, $3,800
  • City of Lake Mills, Parks Department – Pool Field Renovation, $10,000
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, Winnebago County Girl Scouts Space Science Exploration, $1,250
  • Iowa College Access Network, Raising Attainment Levels in Education and the Workforce, $1,000
  • Little Bison Childcare Center, New Changing Tables, $3,463.46
  • North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture Education in Winnebago County Schools, $2,000
  • North Iowa Area Community College Foundation, NIACC Health Occupations Careers Camp, $1,000


  • Forest City Family YMCA, Window Coverings, $5,000
  • Kum-A-Long Club, Window Replacement, $6,000
  • Timely Mission Nursing Home, Bathing System, $7,500

Human Service

  • Duncan Heights, Inc., Computer System Update, $4,000
  • Food Bank of Iowa, Fighting Childhood Hunger in Winnebago County, $5,000
  • Francis Lauer Youth Services, Bedroom Furnishings, $1,139.50

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Winnebago County. Committee members include: Beth Ades-Hanson, Cassie Johnson (ex-officio), Mike Johnson, Brad Jones, Chad Kohagen, Jenny Kramersmeier, Marty Pins, Alicea Porter (chair), Dr. Bob Sarver and Rachel Stensrud.

Grants are awarded through WCCF’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 Winnebago County in order to be considered for funding. The 2023 grant cycle opens February 1 with an application deadline of April 1. The grant guidelines and application can be found at

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