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Dallas County Foundation Grants Funds in 2013, Looks Forward to 2014

Posted July 05, 2013 in Adel, Community Web Exclusives, Perry, Waukee, West Des Moines

July 5th, ADEL, IOWA-The Dallas County Foundation (DCF) was pleased to award $91,593.55 in funds for a broad array of community betterment initiatives in 2013. All award winners are a 501 (c) 3, 5 or 6 organization or a 107 (b) unit of government to have been considered. Since its inception, the DCF has awarded over $537,000 to nearly 100 Dallas County organizations.  The next grant cycle will be announced in the early first quarter of 2014. Interested parties may contact Cheryl Semerad at cherylsemerad@gmail.com or (515) 577-9353 for an application or visit www.dallascountyfoundation.org. The DCF is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.

The 2013 award winners are:

  1. Adel DeSoto Arts Boosters Club; Purchase stage boxes and audio equipment for school auditorium.  $5,000
  1. Adel DeSoto Minburn Community School District; Update playground equipment.  $8,000
  1. Adel Lions Club; Purchase vision screening digital camera for child screening. $5,000
  1. Adel Public Library Foundation; Purchase materials to produce daycare outreach kits for patrons.  $1,500
  1. The Brenton Arboretum; Dallas Center, Navigational signage for stormwater project.  $3,200
  1. Dallas Center Roy R. Estle Memorial Library; Electronic community activity sign.  $9,000
  1. DeSoto Police Department; Purchase new computer.  $1,200
  1. DeSoto United Methodist Church; Purchase safety equipment for city emergency shelter.  $3,200
  1. DeSoto Public Library; Purchase Computer Systems.  $2,000
  1.  AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport; DeSoto, Facility improvement.  $6,700
  1.   Dexter Community Foundation/City Park; Construct new restrooms.  $7,500
  1.   City of Granger Parks and Recreation Board; Phase 4 of Community Center.  $2,500
  1.   Grimes Public Library; Purchase I-pads for technology lab.  $1,000
  1.   Dr. Eugene R. Brady Library – Perry High School; Update hard-cover book collection.  $2,500
  1.   Perry Volunteer Fire Department; Purchase equipment for emergency ATV.  $5,383.55
  1.   Dallas County Hospital Foundation – Perry; Create in-door walking trail for patients.  $1,000
  1.   Redfield Lions Club; Electronic message board.  $9,000
  1.   Waukee Area Christian Free Clinic; Computer and software.  $2,500
  1.   Waukee Area Arts Council; Computer and printer equipment.  $1,250
  1.   WDM Fire Department; New weather siren in Dallas County.  $8,000
  1.   WDM Police Department; Funds to purchase a medicine return/drug collection.  $1,500
  1.   WDM Public Works Dept; Install remote access control equipment at 4 Dallas County speed zone flasher units.  $4,160
  1.   Woodward Police Department; New electronic control device.  $500





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