Local Groups That Have Benefited

2016 Grant Recipients

GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR 2016
GRANT MONEY AVAILABLE $86,727.76

 

Melvin Fire Department

233 Main Street

Melvin, Iowa   51350

Foundation Grant: $2,900.00

Project: Replace light bar on the tanker and replace and upgrade safety equipment, flashlights, and LED lights on the helmets.

 

Sibley Kiwanis Club

P.O. Box 253

Sibley, Iowa  51249

Foundation Grant: $2,000.00

Project: Assist the Osceola Co. Trails Association with east side of the trail at Sunrise Park.  Plans include concrete for trail, trash bins and other needs.

 

Ocheyedan Township Cemetery

P.O. Box 123

Ocheyedan, Iowa  51354

Foundation Grant: $2,355.49

Project: Repair and replace old cemetery headstones and bases.

 

City of Harris

P.O. Box 135

Harris, Iowa   51345

Foundation Grant: $2,355.49

Project: Repair and update the Harris Park bathrooms including a new roof, plumbing fixtures & remodeling expenses.

 

Sibley Recreation Department

808 3rd Ave.

Sibley, Iowa   51249

Foundation Grant: $1,078.78

Project:  To build and purchase new games for Sibley’s Central Park including a Gaga Ball pit and 9 square games to improve the park’s usage.

 

Osceola County Recreational Trails Association

P.O. Box 253

Sibley, Iowa   51249

Foundation Grant: $3,000.00

Project: Add to the concrete walking & recreational trail system in & around Sibley.

 

Sibley Chamber of Commerce

310 9th Street

Sibley, Iowa  51249

Foundation Grant: $1,500.00

Project: Update & improve the Chamber float which is used in area parades.  Also purchase additional communication equipment for parade use.

 

City of Melvin Library

232 Main Street

Melvin, Iowa  51350

Foundation Grant: $3,038.00

Project:  Replace the roof on the Melvin Library.

 

Sibley Rotary Club

110 Cedar Lane

Sibley, Iowa  51249

Foundation Grant: $2,000.00

Project:  Assist the Osceola Co. Trails Association with the establishment of a trail head in Sunset Park, which will include an informational kiosk, bench, picnic table, trash receptacle, labor & ground work for the concrete trail.

 

Sibley Ambulance

P.O. Box 15

Sibley, Iowa  51249

Foundation Grant: $3,500.00

Project:  Purchase 2 IPads equipped with Mobile GPS mapping software to pinpoint emergency locations in 2 ambulances and also medical bags for EMT’s.

 

Osceola County Livestock Show

209 West 9th Street

Sibley, Iowa  51249

Foundation Grant: $3,500.00

Project: Repair Goewey Township Country School located on the fairgrounds, which will include shingles, new windows, painting and siding.

 

Hawkeye Point Foundation

300 7th Street

Sibley, Iowa  51249

Foundation Grant: $3,500.00

Project: Construct a 5’ fire pit at the Hawkeye Point campground, add landscaping stones & plants around the welcome sign, purchase recreational equipment and add decorative fencing.

 

Melvin Area Development Corporation

P.O. Box 188

Melvin, Iowa  51350

Foundation Grant: $3,500.00

Project:  Purchase 12 doubled-sided banners & Christmas lights for Melvin’s main street.

 

Ashton American Legion Post #290

323 Third Street

Ashton, Iowa   51232

Foundation Grant:  $3,500.00

Project: Upgrade lighting in main hall to improve energy efficiency and purchase a fire proof safe for ceremonial guns and sound system.

 

Osceola County Conservation Board

5945 Highway 9

Ocheyedan, Iowa  51354

Foundation Grant: $3,500.00

Project:  Improve trail accessibility at Willow Creek Park; create a parking lot; erect a mobility impaired fishing structure and reconstruct the trails to the fishing docks.

 

Sibley VFW Post #7373

1662 NW Blvd.

Sibley, Iowa  51249

Foundation Grant: $3,500.00

Project: Remodel the VFW Hall which will include replacing 2 doors; create a handicapped accessible entry and add insulation & improve lighting.

 

Bright Beginnings of Osceola County

921 NE 1st Street

Sibley, Iowa  51249

Foundation Grant: $3,500.00

Project:  Purchase a 105 piece Big Blue Block Set as well as a cart and storage shed for the blocks.

 

Tracy House Museum

801 Main Street

Ocheyedan, Iowa   51354

Foundation Grant: $3,500.00

Project:  Add paneling and shelving in the Tracy House agricultural building to display memorabilia.  Also copy and restore historical documents and photos.

 

Ocheyedan 125th Celebration Committee

P.O. Box 151

Ocheyedan, Iowa   51354

Foundation Grant:  $3,500.00

Project:  For partial funding for fireworks display and other community entertainment in conjunction with the 125th Celebration.

 

Ocheyedan Volunteer Fire Dept.

Main Street

Ocheyedan, Iowa   51354

Foundation Grant:  $3,500.00

Project:  Upgrade and replace worn fire equipment & air packs.  Also purchase and replace obsolete equipment.

 

DeBoer Grocery Museum

320 3rd Street

Ashton, Iowa   51232

Foundation Grant: $3,500.00

Project: Repair and shingle the small house and garage on the DeBoer Museum property

 

Union Cemetery Board

318 South Main Street

Harris, Iowa   51345

Foundation Grant: $3,500.00

Project: Replace the brick pillars at the entry of the cemetery; straighten and widen the gate and improve the Union Cemetery sign.

 

Ashton Legion Auxiliary Unit #290

2277 Nettle Ave.

Ashton, Iowa   51232

Foundation Grant:  $3,500.00

Project: Purchase 100 padded & stackable chairs and replace 6 old banquet tables in the Ashton Legion Building

 

Ocheyedan Public Library

P.O. Box 427

Ocheyedan, Iowa   51354

Foundation Grant: $3,500.00

Project: Remodel both library bathrooms including sinks, flooring, fixtures, paint etc.

 

Holman Township Cemetery

404 3rd Street

Sibley, Iowa  51249

Foundation Grant: $3,500.00

Project: Create updated cemetery maps to replace the current hand-written documents.  Maps will be able to be printed for genealogy searches and burial sites.

 

Westerner’s/Those Crazy Goat Kids 4-H Club

1620 Pierce Ave.

Sibley, Iowa  51249

Foundation Grant: $3,500.00

Project:  Purchase 6 picnic tables & fire rings for Hawkeye Point Park.  Tables will be sealed and fiberglass embedded signs for the kiosk at the High Point will be purchased.

 

Sibley Park Board

808 3rd Ave.

Sibley, Iowa   51249

Foundation Grant: $3,500.00

Project:  Install sewer hook-ups for 7 campsites at Robinson Park to assist visitors that stay for an extended period of time.

 

Sibley Public Library

406 9th Street

Sibley, Iowa   51249

Foundation Grant:  $3,5000.00

Project: Establish English Learning Language classes including promotion & teaching materials as well as a coordinator to assist with the program.