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BREAKING NEWS

2010 grants benefit county organizations

By Staff | Jun 22, 2010

The Emmet County Community Foundation is pleased to announce its grant awards for 2010. In all, $76,186 has been awarded to 15 area non-profit agencies and organizations for the benefit of Emmet County and its residents.

The goals of the community foundation are to act as a county wide endowment, to be a resource for a broad range of community needs and to assist donors in creating a lasting legacy through a variety of giving options. Grants assist local organizations in human and community development as needs are identified throughout the county and solutions are developed to meet those community concerns.

The County Endowment Fund program is funded by a percentage of the state’s commercial casino gaming tax revenue and facilitates our ability to build philanthropic impact in our county. Each non-gaming entity county shares in this funding. In addition to grant funding, a portion of the funds received also fund a permanent endowment for Emmet County. In total, Emmet County has received over $469,000 in the past five years to help jump start our own fund growth while making grants to address current needs as well.

2010 Emmet County Community Foundation Grants were awarded in the following categories:

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND DEVELOPMENT:

n City of Gruver for playground equipment

n City of Armstrong for community building roof repair

n Estherville Police Department for a defibrillator

n Wallingford Fire Department for equipment

n City of Wallingford for community center renovations

EDUCATION:

n Estherville Lincoln Central School District for student tutoring

n ELC Parent Action Team for playground equipment

HEALTH:

n Regional Wellness Center for disabled and elderly fitness program

n Good Samaritan Center for physical therapy equipment

HUMAN SERVICES:

n Emmet County Kinship for sponsor/youth activities

n PROSPER Team for strengthening families program

n Emmet County Family Resources for family education fair

n Emmet County RSVP for transportation, lunch, learn series

n Emmet County 4H for NXT Robots

n ISU Extension for summer day camp

As the Emmet County Community Foundation continues to grow the impact we are able to make is also growing to create positive change in our county and help to strengthen our communities.

For Emmet County. For good. For ever.