Dallas County Foundation announces 2022 grant awardees

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The Dallas County Foundation Board members include, front row from left, Carol Hill, Jan Kaiser, Secretary Kate Spellman, President Lynn Ubben and Michelle Messer; back row from left, Chris Brocka, Todd Pullin, Treasurer Butch Niebuhr, Tim Canney and Development Director Scott Circksena. Not pictured are Vice President Tiawny Meyers and Director Dean Scott. Photo courtesy DCF

The Dallas County Foundation (DCF) announced Saturday the award of $101,323 to 24 nonprofit groups in Dallas County in the 2022 granting cycle.

Grants are awarded each year to improve the quality of life of those fortunate enough to call Dallas County “home.”

Since its inception in 2005, the DCF has awarded over $1,618.692 to over 290 projects in Dallas County. These grant dollars have been used to enhance large and small community organizations throughout the county.

In partnership with Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation (GGCGC), the Dallas County Foundation was awarded an additional $35,500 for broad-based community improvement projects, making for a combined total of $108,971.11 in betterment grants in 2022.

The DCF mission is to continue funding projects and local initiatives that strengthen Dallas County communities now and well into the future. Here is a listing of funded projects for 2022:

  1. Adel Historical Preservation Commission, $2000 for Adel’s Historic Commission’s Website
  2. Main Street Adel Chamber of Commerce Inc., $9,700 for Pedal Plaza Improvements
  3. Dallas County Hospital Foundation, $7,000 for additional bladder scanner at DCH
  4. Dallas County Master Gardeners, $12,955.81 for Dallas County Agricultural Extension District
  5. Dallas County Fair Association, $10,000 for concrete pad for 4H and FFA animal stalls
  6. Dallas County Conservation Board, $16,353 for RRVT-High Trestle Trail Connector Phase V*
  7. Dalla Terra Ranch Foundation, $2,500 for scaling production for beginning farmers
  8. AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport Inc., $14,759 for Get the Complete Picture*
  9. DeSoto Public Library $1,471 for circulation desk computer
  10. Dexter Community Foundation $3,705 for Dexter Museum historical audio-visual presentation stations
  11. Granger Public Library $8,000 for children/youth furniture for a new library in Granger*
  12. Perry Community School District, $4,000 for art curriculum expansion
  13. Minburn Area Fire Fighters Association, $2,000 for ventilation equipment
  14. Perry Basketball Association Inc., $2,519.01 for Perry Basketball Association Uniforms and Basketballs
  15. Perry Little League Inc., $2,800 for new uniform project
  16. Perry Chamber of Commerce, $7,000 for Perry digital message board upgrade
  17. PRESBY Child Care Program Inc., $3,184.59 for reorganization
  18. Raccoon River Pet Rescue, $6,388.38 for outdoor kennel roof
  19. Waukee Leadership Institute, $3,000 for Waukee Triangle improvements
  20. West Central Valley Boosters, $10,000 for baseball/softball scoreboards for WCV schools
  21. Raccoon Valley Youth Football, $6,700 for WCV youth football uniforms
  22. Woodward-Granger Community School District Foundation, $9,597 for bank program inventory expansion*
  23. Woodward-Granger Community School District, $4,400 for Learning Center Library browsing bins and bookcases
  24. Woodward Friends and Neighbors Day, $5,000 for picnic tables*

$155,032 Total Granting Funds for 2022 Grant Cycle
$101,323 Dallas County Foundation (GDMCF) Funds
*$53,709 Grow Greene County Funds
$1,618,692 Awarded since Dallas County Foundation Inception

The Dallas County Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. For more information, visit the DCF website.

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