Non-Profits Awarded Dyersville Area Community Foundation Grants

DYERSVILLE, Iowa–Leaders from the Dyersville Area Community Foundation celebrated endowment growth, grantmaking impact and a thriving philanthropic spirit at its annual grant award celebration.

This year’s celebration marked an important milestone for the Foundation: 10 years of giving.

“We are so excited to be celebrating 10 years of grantmaking,” said Executive Director Nancy Dunkel. “These annual grants would not be possible without the generosity of our neighbors and friends who have given to the Foundation to support a bright future for the Dyersville area.”

Dunkel announced awards totaling $20,000 to the following nonprofits and programs at the celebration held at the Dyersville Golf and Country Club.

  • Bi-County Ambulance – $5,000
    New ambulance
  • Seton Catholic School – $3,000
    Auditorium updates
  • City of New Vienna – Athletic Association – $2,500
    New Vienna Ball Diamond restroom installation
  • City of Farley – $2,000
    2017 Ball Field light replacement
  • Special Olympics Iowa – East Central Iowa – $1,250
    Dyersville Progress Adult Special Olympics
  • Dyersville Health Foundation – $1,000
    Hercules Bed for Mercy-Dyersville
  • Ellen Kennedy Living Center – $1,000
    Automated External Defibrillator and training
  • Francis Xavier School – $1,000
    Computers for kids
  • Mount Hope Cemetery – $750
    Hope Cemetery Restoration
  • Area Residential Care – $700
    Dyersville Safety System
  • Dyersville Community Commercial Club – $650
    Playground mulch for Commercial Park
  • New Vienna/Luxemburg Community Fire Department – $500
    SCBA tanks
  • Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce – $350
    Marketing support
  • Joseph’s Childcare Center – $300
    Toddler training

The DACF grantmaking program was established more than ten years ago and is made possible by donations from community members to the DACF Endowment. Annual payouts from this endowment fund have supported a total of $56,000 in grants to local nonprofits. This fund combined with payouts from endowment funds established by donors and nonprofits at the Foundation distributed nearly $61,460 to nonprofits in 2017.

Alliant Energy, Black Hills Energy, Casey’s General Store, Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C. and Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative sponsored accommodations for the annual meeting.

The Dyersville Area Community Foundation connects donors with philanthropic causes they love. Gifts to the DACF endowment are eligible for Endow Iowa, a 25% state tax credit. For more information, visit or call 563-599-7094.