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Pella Community Foundation Announces 2010 Grant Recipients

Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 6:30 am
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The Pella Community Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2010 grant cycle. In all, 34 local non-profit organizations received a total of $50,000. It was the third consecutive year that the Pella Community Foundation was able to award that amount.

The recipients were selected from 43 qualified applications requesting more than $80,000 for various projects. Individual grants ranged from $100 for Kinship of Pella to purchase Photoshop software to $3,000 for ceramic potter’s wheels at the City of Pella Art Center. Also included was a $6,000 block grant for the Council for Educational Excellence to supply “mini-grants” to local teachers.

The Pella Community Foundation is able to provide the grants to local non-profit organizations through the returns on investments made with donated funds. Foundation president Jim Brandl said the Grant Distribution Committee “did an outstanding job in funding a wonderful cross-section of projects which will have an impact on the quality of life in Pella.”

Name Project

Grant

A Call to Serve Ministries of Iowa Tools and technology needs

$1,500

Central College Bringing Mozart to the Heartland

$1,500

Christian Opportunity Center Paper shredder

$2,500

City of Pella Art Center Ceramic potter’s wheels

$3,000

Crossroads of Pella ELS vocabulary, grammar and GED workbooks

$350

Crossroads of Pella – Childcare Resources & Referral Marion County CDA Project

$1,500

Cub Scout Pack 374 Big Rock Park improvements

$2,000

Double D Ranch Scholarships for riders in therapeutic program

$750

Families First of Pella Laptop computer

$1,000

Habitat for Humanity Image and communication enhancement

$700

Hospice – Journeys Journeys caregiver class

$1,500

Jefferson Elementary School Reading Plus literature and iPods

$750

Jefferson Elementary School 6th grade field trip to Oakwood Cemetery

$250

KinderSprouts, Inc. Music and movement education for children and parents

$1,000

Kinship of Pella Photoshop software

$100

Pella Amateur Radio Club Near space exploration program

$1,000

Pella Christian Grade School A/V equipment

$2,000

Pella Christian High School Xplorer GLX Graphing Dataloggers

$2,000

Pella Community Elementary Schools Author Nancy Carlson visit for elementary students

$1,200

Pella Community Middle School Accessible reading materials

$900

Pella Community Middle School Inclusive Team Building and Cooperative Physical Activities program

$550

Pella Early Learning Center Playground surfacing

$2,000

Pella Historical Society – Scholte House The Frontier Experience special exhibit

$2,750

Pella Historical Society Feesthouden performance by “The Nadas”

$2,000

Pella Historical Society Archival storage items

$1,500

Pella Little League Equipment enhancement – Phase II

$2,500

Pella Opera House Wyatt Earp presentation

$1,500

Pella Public Library Microfilming of Pella newspapers

$1,500

Pella Regional Health Center Empty Cradle keepsake boxes

$1,300

Pella Wildlife Company “Predators and People” project

$500

Red Rock Lake Association Kids’ Outdoors Program

$1,000

Teen Challenge GED and Hopemakers job training classes

$600

With Love Toy Ministry Equipment updates

$800

Subtotal

$44,000

Council for Educational Excellence Mini-grants to teachers

$6,000

Total Grants Awarded

$50,000