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Tama County Community Foundation awards $92,000 in grants

August 19, 2012
FROM:?Al Ricks - Outreach Coordinator , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The Tama County Community Foundation (TCCF) held its annual awards ceremony Wednesday, July 11, announcing grants in excess of $92,621 to 39 area non-profit agencies and organizations.

The TCCF assists in providing resources for a broad range of existing and future charitable needs throughout the Tama County area. Grants are awarded in the areas of: arts and culture; community affairs and development; education; environmental; health; historic preservation; and human services. The following is a complete list of grantees receiving funding from the Tama County Community Foundation.

Arts & Culture:

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Receiving grants recently from the Tama County Community Foundation were (left to right) Michelle Anderson and Jill Bacon, Friends of the South Tama Middle School, Julie Thede, South Tama Recreation Board, Tama Mayor Dan Zimmerman, Tama 3rd street playground, Tama Public Library and Tama mapping project, Anne Michael, Oak Hill Cemetery and Casie Sokol, Tama-Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce coordinator for the welcome sign project. News-Herald/John Speer

Wolf Creek Players for an audio/sound system

Traer Theatre for a digital/3D projector

Green Mountain Garwin Community School for new stage curtains & rods

Community Affairs and Development:

LaMaison Woman's Club to use signs & supplies for flower barrels on Main Street

Tama County Economic Development for the 2013 Tama County Calendar

American Legion Post 127 for improvements and the completion of the driveway at the All Veterans Park & Memorial

Elberon Community Women's Club to makeover the Community Center & Memorial

City of Tama for the Tama Mapping project

Western Fraternal Life Association to replace windows on the Lodge Hall Building

Tama County Humane Society to update their outdoor sign

City of Traer for entrance signs for Traer

City of Tama for 3rd Street park equipment

Tama-Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce for a welcome sign on Hwy 30 bypass

Tama County Community Foundation for endowment building and operations


City of Tama Public Library for computer desks for the public

City of Garwin Public Library for new computer equipment

City of Elberon Public Library to upgrade the Mandarin M3 automation system and receipt printer

Norma Anders Public Library for a circulation desk computer & Neibor e-book star-up fee

Union Middle School for technology

Union Middle School for the Steel of the Knights Robotics Club

Iowa Juvenile Home Foundation? for the Herbert Hoover School Library

South Tama Community Schools- Helping Families Help Themselves for childcare services for ESL & GED students

Friends of South Tama County Middle School for technology in their classrooms


Tama County Conservation Board for tree plantings (post-storm recovery) and digital A/V hardware for environmental education


Union Middle School for two Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometers for Dysart/Geneseo & Union Middle School

South Tama Joint Recreation Board for the aquatics program

Mental Health Clinic of Tama County for the computer server

Historic Preservation:

Tama County Historical Society for a computer & monitor

City of Tama for Oak Hill Cemetery repair & landscaping

Traer Historical Museum for renovations of the Tama Jim Wilson Exhibit

Human Services:

Tama County Council on Aging for delivery of services to seniors

City of Gladbrook Fire Department for narrow banding radio/pagers

Pied Piper Preschool & Day Care Center?for replacing a fence around playground and adding a toy storage building

Northeast Iowa Food Bank for the Elderly Nutrition Program

Genesis Development for automatic doors

City of Vining Fire Department to replace the roof

Montour Volunteer Fire Department for pagers & radios

Vining Volunteer Fire Department for hand-held radios & pagers

Tama County 911 Services for narrowbanding & equipment update

The Tama County) Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, has been created by and for the people of Tama County. The Community Foundation's main goals are to support charitable projects and programs in Tama County, to attract additional funds, and to assist donors in creating lasting legacies through a variety of giving options within Tama County.

For more information about the Tama County Community Foundation, contact the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa at (319) 287-9106 or Rick Krug, Chair of the Tama County Community Foundation at (319) 478-2148.



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