–The Kossuth County Community Foundation handed out 19 grants Tuesday, providing nearly $175,000 for communities and charitable groups to assist area residents.
The foundation provides grants in the following categories: Arts and Culture, Community Betterment, Education and Youth Development, Health, and Human Service.
In the Arts and Culture category, the City of Lone Rock will receive a grant of $15,704 for the Depot Museum Project. The Kossuth Ag & Motor Sports Museum, the Kossuth County Concert Association and the Patent Pending Players group are also receiving funding in the Arts and Culture area.
Nine different grants were awarded in the Community Betterment category, including one to the Bancroft Volunteer Firefighter Association for $28,731 to upgrade their breathing equipment and a Quick Response Fire Truck. The City of Algona will receive $20,000 to put towards the renovation efforts at Central Park. The City of Fenton will use a $24,000 award to replace breathing equipment for their volunteer firefighters, while the City of Bancroft will use a $10,000 grant to restore the fencing a Memorial Park and the City of Whittemore will update the ballfield lights at Noah’s Park with a $6,000 award.
The City of Lakota received a $10,000 grant in the Health category that will be used to install new doors to their fire and ambulance building.
The total amount awarded during this grant cycle ($174,868.16) is an increase of over $25,000 from the total handed out last year ($149,678). For more information about the Kossuth County Community Foundation or the check out the full list of grant recipients, you can check them out online at www.kossuthccf.org. The foundation provides funding to communities and non-profit organizations that assist the residents of Kossuth County.